English in Everyday Life: The Weekend and Vacations
WorkLife English: Competency-Based Listening/Speaking, Book 2 Chapter 10.
12 + 2 = 14 pp
Who It’s For: (Now) Intermediate Participants Ready to Finish Up Training in Oral-Skills (Instructional Approaches) with (Supplemental) Grammatical Structures & Patterns
Why It’s Useful: Toward the end of a course of study directed at improvement in Oral-Language Skills, instructors & learners may want to “wrap it up” by summarizing Vocabulary, Syntax, & Pronunciation features. The words to use in E-05.10 are Nouns (Subjects after There Is / Are; Objects of Verbs & Prepositions), Verbs (Simple / Continuous Verb Forms in all three Time Frames), Adjectives (after Impersonal It; to Positive, Comparative, Superlative Degrees), and more. The thematic subtopics of the Audio plus Interactive Exchanges—in which listeners attend to Stressed Words while also recognizing (Reduced) Words in Fast Speech are “Weather,” “Recreation,” “Time,” and “Vacation Plans.” It’s natural to relax with these when optimizing use of some Listening / Speaking techniques—and preparing to try out others (for variety).
What You’ll Do:
 For the last time in WorkLife English: A Competency-Based Listening/Speaking Book 2: English in Everyday Life, look over terminology labeling Competencies you’re invited to achieve and Grammar you can focus on. In Vocabulary sections, see illustrations representing the four seasons, environments, outdoor activities, and (changes in) weather. For Better Listening in Part One, hear about distances and plans to visit places in sequence. Part Two / Pronunciation focuses attention on Consonant Blends in weather reports and telling times.
 In Part Three / Listening & Speaking Skills, listen for weather predictions. Discuss typically seasonal weather in one another’s countries of origin or homelands. While Communicating in Part Four, you’ll get to hear about and make Vacation Plans.
 What else is available in regard to the material of Chapter 10: the Weekend & Vacations. As usual, relevant text in attached pages of the Audioscript is highlighted. Its among the supplemental sections in the WorkLife English: A Competency-Based Listening/Speaking Book 2: Instructor’s Manual, which also offers “Instructions for Use” for the whole text, a 5-page Answer Key for Text Exercises, and an 11-page Pronunciation Supplement with its own Answer- Key Script.