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E-05.03 Get Further into Oral-Skills Instruction with Talk About Housing & (Geographical) Location

E-05.03 Get Further into Oral-Skills Instruction with Talk About Housing & (Geographical) Location

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English in Everyday Life: Moving

WorkLife English: Competency-Based Listening/Speaking, Book 2 Chapter 3.  


 11 + 2 = 13 pp

Who It’s For: American-English (Teachers & Helpers of) High Beginning & Above  Students Becoming More Capable of Getting the Point & Significant Detail of Speech (About Things, Places, Locations, Housing), Recognizing Syllable Stress, and More

Why It’s Useful: Gradually, new English speakers will get the idea: their listening skills will improve if they focus on stressed words that convey main messages, noting “extra words” only incidentally—and if they do something with the info they take in.  To improve their accents, they can “analyze” (near-) native-speaker models and imitate them closely.  Both receptively and actively, they can become aware of (subtle) differences in speech sounds + stress patterns. And finally, they can demonstrate ability by cooperating with others in (automatically) self-checking Oral-Skills Tasking.

 As in the other nine divisions of material that comprise E-05.01 through E-05.10, Chapter 3 of WorkLife English: A Competency-Based Listening/Speaking Book 2: English in Everyday Life, contains an Opener, Vocabulary, and four Parts with which  to accomplish these aims. In contrast, however, its Subject Matter includes Housing, Locations of Things & Places, and related topics.

What You’ll Do: 

[1] Notice that the Audio material & Oral-Skills Activities of Chapter 3 involve Vocabulary & Structures (like there is / are) useful in Describing Places & Locations of Things; Naming U.S. Cities & States; Asking for & Giving Info; Understanding Housing Ads; and Giving Compliments.  Gain understanding of these in accustomed kinds of Conversations to listen to—without or with accompanying Tapescript excerpts.  

[2]  Viewing the spelling of names of U.S. cities and states, perceive the articulation of multi-syllabic words and phrasing.  Practice it in exchanges about location on a map. Do the same with words for household items, place prepositions, and lines in exchanges about rentals, prices, and placement of items. Use pretend Housing Ads + illustrations for dialogs about such things. 

[3]  Be sure to consult highlighted language in the attached AudioScript pages if necessary—or for reinforcement of the correlation between the sound aural speech and the look of written text.  In case they’re of interest, you can a get a four-page  Answer Key for Text Exercises in Download E-05.11—and/or an 11-page collection of Pronunciation Supplements in E-05.12.

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