English in Everyday Life: The Community
WorkLife English: Competency-Based Listening/Speaking, Book 2 Chapter 6.
11 + 2 = 13 pp
Who It’s For: (Teachers & Helpers of) Learners Moving Above Beginning Levels Likely to Converse About What They & Others Have to / Are Going to (Go Out &) Do (Today)
Why It’s Useful: It’s almost stereotypical talk among (young) working people today: they need to get so many necessary things done that they can’t slow down to relax or interact (physically) with others. With competency-based purposes related to Places in the Community—and the Grammar of Infinitives after main verbs, here’s the usual flow of Audio to comprehend & react to, Pronunciation segments with which to contrast sounds and experience “Contractions & Words in Fast Speech, “ Exchanges to use as models, and dyad / group Activities in which to demonstrate Communicative Competence.
What You’ll Do:
 The Chapter 6 Opener informs text users that they’re about to “Get to Know About Community Services,” “(Try to) Arrange Meetings,” “Tell Plans,” “Ask for Things or Info,” “Express Needs & Wants.” To do so, they’ll be using verb phrasing that expresses “the Future” with be going to or will / won’t—+ time expressions—especially with versatile verbs like have, take, get, do, make. Vocabulary relates typical things to do in the Community with Places to accomplish them.
 If you listen to Part One Audio, you’ll hear two friends relate their plans for the immediate future while trying to “fit each other in.” Part Two / Pronunciation practice gives everyone a chance to articulate the initial consonants / b p v f w(h) / in sentences that “reduce” verb phrases with forms like wanna, hafta, gonna. Part Three / Skills Exercises include Contractions with will in short Conversations that typically take place in banks, courts, libraries, and public offices. Part Four / Communication elicits learner participation in related exchanges.
 As usual, text users can refer to highlighted sections in attached AudioScript pages to compare “what they understand” to “what was (really) said.” In case they’re of interest, you / they 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.