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ERIC Number: ED032534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 158
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Constructing Dialogs.
Rand, Earl
This volume consists of 86 structured, patterned drills based upon rules which reflect the competence of native speakers to pronominalize, nominalize, delete, and otherwise transform English sentences in the context of other English sentences. These drills are designed to be used in English courses for foreign students and for speakers of nonstandard dialects. They presuppose an elementary knowledge of standard written English and are intended for use in colleges, universities, upper secondary schools, special classes, and tutorial sessions. The material, providing practice for the student to learn how English sentences are transformed within simple English dialogs, is concerned with the problems of proper pronominalization, verb tenses, nominalizations, and deletions, all within two-to-four-line dialogs. The student is required to generate sentences that are not only grammatically correct, but that are contextually correct as well. The drills, which are also designed to provide for individual differences, are presented in a semiprogrammed format so that the student can be assigned drills on the structures he is having difficulty with and can practice them at his own rate. (Author/AMM)
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 383 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017 ($2.95)
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