Do you know a bit of English, and want to improve
without a teacher? Whether you're a student, a traveller, or you just
want to learn basic English, this plain-speaking guide will help you
pick up the essentials so you'll be understanding and speaking English
in no time. Improve your grammar, speech, vocabulary and pronunciation
at your own pace, and prepare yourself to get around in any
English-speaking country comfortably - and without embarrassment!
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.
Part I: Getting Started.
Chapter 1: You Already Know a Little English.
Chapter 2: Basic English Grammar.
Chapter 3: Getting to Know People.
Part II: English in Action.
Chapter 4: Shopping and Numbers.
Chapter 5: Eating In and Out.
Chapter 6: Out on the Town.
Chapter 7: Hobbies and Free Time.
Chapter 8: Talking on the Phone.
Chapter 9: At the Offi ce and Around the House.
Chapter 10: Written English.
Part III: English on the Go.
Chapter 11: Money, Money, Money.
Chapter 12: Finding a Place to Stay.
Chapter 13: On the Move.
Chapter 14: Handling Emergencies.
Part IV: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 15: Ten Ways to Speak English Quickly.
Chapter 16 : Ten Favourite English Expressions.
Chapter 17: Ten (Actually 11) Holidays to Remember.
Chapter 18: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Fluent in English.
Part V: Appendices.
Appendix A: Phrasal Verbs.
Appendix B: Common and Irregular Verbs.
Appendix C: On the CD.
Series: For Dummies
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 11th December 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 18.7 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1