ERIC Number: ED317051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
English Day by Day.
This book is designed as a text and workbook for students of English as a Second Language. The workbook stresses grammar, reading, writing, and pronunciation in the context of real-life situations where competency in written and conversational skills and in problem-solving can be critical. The format is sequential. Thirteen units on different aspects of daily life (shopping, food, health, telephone, emergencies, jobs, banking, housing, transportation, education, law, post office, and media/leisure time) each contain nine sections. The sections include (1) introduction of vocabulary; (2) photographs on an aspect of the unit's theme, to be used as a bridge between vocabulary and the more structured exercises to follow; (3) three conversations using the unit theme and vocabulary and introducing some popular conversational idioms; (4) reading selections featuring adults from other countries learning English in the United States; (5) basic grammatical structures; (6) controlled composition exercises; (7) pronunciation drills; (8) practical examples of the life skills mentioned throughout the unit; and (9) application of language skills, vocabulary, and other information in the unit to a situation requiring critical thinking. An answer key is appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Banking, Class Activities, Daily Living Skills, Dialogs (Language), English (Second Language), First Aid, Food, Grammar, Health, Housing, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Communication, Job Search Methods, Legal Problems, Leisure Time, Pronunciation, Puzzles, Safety, Second Language Instruction, Student Adjustment, Telephone Usage Instruction, Transportation, Vocabulary, Vocational Adjustment
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Academic Therapy Publications, Novato, CA.