From the Back Cover
Master English from scratch and navigate English–speaking countries with confidence Want to get to grips with spoken English and need a helping hand? Whether you′re a student or a traveller, this expert guide equips you with the skills to understand and speak English in no time. Perfect your pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary and learn how to use key English greetings and expressions in any context – from the train station to the cinema! Start at the beginning — learn basic English grammar, introduce yourself and practise formal and informal greetings Try out your skills — buy food at the market, arrange to meet friends in town, describe where you live and learn to read signs, emails and newspapers Become more confident — use English at the bank, understand directions and timetables, check into a hotel and describe medical symptoms Act native — discover the best ways to learn English quickly and drop in phrases and expressions that make you sound fluent The companion audio CD is packed with over 50 dialogues in English, to help you use your skills in a variety of common situations, from chatting at the bus stop, to ordering a dessert or discussing the football match. Open the book and find: How to form simple sentences and use tenses accurately Advice on pronunciation, intonation and word stresses Tips on making small talk and telling anecdotes The differences between spoken and written English How to speak confidently on the phone and write good text messages Day–to–day phrases to use in the office Regular and irregular verbs explained Favourite English phrases and expressions
About the Author
Gavin Dudeney is Project Director at The Consultants–E, a company specialising in online learning and teaching in education. He works regularly with the International House World Organisation and other leading teaching entities. Nicky Hockly is Director of Pedagogy at The Consultants–E. She works as a teacher and teacher trainer, both online and face–to–face, and gives seminars and workshops around the world.