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LESSON CONTENTS – Course 1

BASIC ENGLISH CONVERSATION

This course has sixty lessons and is suitable for beginners of any age, students, school drop-outs and adults who would like to improve his / her conversational skills. Besides conversation, the writer has included grammar as well. This course aims to improve a person’s pronunciation to an extent that a learner will speak good Standard English that is pleasant to hear. This is why the writer has included listening dialogues in almost every lesson. The stress is more in expressing one’s ideas to the other person or the listener. This course was compiled for those whose mother tongue is not English.

Lesson 1 A Conversation in an Office.
Lesson 2 Visiting Ipoh ( Ipoh is a medium-range city in Malaysia)
Lesson 3 What is your age?
Lesson 4 A Coffee Break
Lesson 5 Late & Early
Lesson 6 At the Post Office
Lesson 7 In a Toy Store
Lesson 8 In a Book Store
Lesson 9 Sports
Lesson 10 At the Doctor’s Office
Lesson 11 At the Hospital
Lesson 12 A Holiday
Lesson 13 At the Airport
Lesson 14 The Flower Show
Lesson 15 Review of Vowel Sounds
Lesson 16 Minimal Pairs, the Vowel sound I or I O or U
Lesson 17 Minimal Pairs E or a , au or ai or e
Lesson 18 Minimal Pairs a or e, Examples
Lesson 19 Pronouns She, her, her, he, his, him, they, their, them, we, us, our, you or your, I, me, my, using all these to form simple sentences
Lesson 20 Questions - Examples
You are going home
You are not going home
Are you going home?
Lesson 21 Listening Dialogue 1 – Two friends meet and talk about the Cinema
Lesson 22 Consonant /b/ or /p/
Lesson 23 Waiting for a Bus Dialogue between two people At the Bus Stop
Lesson 24 /d/ or /t/ Stress on the difference between the two.
Lesson 25 A Weather Report on the Radio – Listening Dialogue
Lesson 26 /v/ or /f/ Difference in Sounds & Examples
Lesson 27 Getting a Haircut – Dialogue between the barber and Customer – Vocabulary
Lesson 28 /g/ or /k/ Difference in Sounds & Examples
Lesson 29 A Visit to the Zoo – Dialogue between Grandfather & Grandson
Lesson 30 /m/ or /n/ Difference in Sounds & Examples
Lesson 31 At the Police Station – A report is made Listening Dialogue between a Police Officer & Housewife
Lesson 32 The Sound /th/ Examples
Lesson 33 At the Tailor Shop – A conversation between a Customer and Tailor
Lesson 34 Minimal Pairs – /z/ or /s/
Lesson 35 An Accident and a Murder – Listening Dialogue
Lesson 36 /s/ or /z/ Difference in Sounds & Examples
Lesson 37 Two Friends Talking – Vocabulary – Listening Dialogue 9
Lesson 38 /dz or /ts/ Sounds and Examples
Lesson 39 Dining Out – Listening Dialogue – Ordering a Meal
Lesson 40 /w/ or /v/
Lesson 41 At the Garage – Listening Dialogue & Vocabulary
Lesson 42 The difficult Sound /r/
Lesson 43 Buying a Farm – Listening Dialogue, Vocabulary
Lesson 44 Consonant Clusters, Examples of /bl /fl/ /gl/ /pl/ /br/ /kr/ /dr/ /fr/ /gr/ etc
Lesson 45 Intonation I – Examples
Lesson 46 Intonation in Questions – Examples
Lesson 47 Intonation with Tag Questions – Examples
Lesson 48 Intonation – Commands – Exclamations – Examples
Lesson 49 Final Sounds
Lesson 50 Final Sound Positions
Lesson 51 Count & Non-count Words – the use of ‘an’ ‘a’ ‘the’ Listening Dialogue – Ordering a Drink
Lesson 52 The uses of ‘Who’ ‘ That ‘ ‘ Which’
Lesson 53 Combining Ideas – Uses of if, as, although, since until, because, while
Lesson 54 Comparisons – Comparing two – Comparing more than two, Adverbs
Lesson 55 Speaking with others
Lesson 56 Speaking with others – 2
Lesson 57 Internal Open Juncture – The difference between I Scream – icecream Sounds alike
Lesson 58 Stress – Accents
Lesson 59 Stress –2 Examples
Lesson 60 Verb + Adverb Combination

LESSON CONTENTS – Course 2

INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH CONVERSATION

This course has twenty-nine lessons in all and we strongly recommend this course as a continuing process to the mastery of the spoken language. You will find that all the lessons are on conversational English that a learner will be exposed to the best use of vocabulary thus learning the intricacies of language use.

Lesson 1 Asking the Way – On a Bus – Taking a Taxi
At a Railway Station – Booking Air Tickets
Lesson 2 Telephoning 1 Telephoning 2
In a Post Office Asking about health
Lesson 3 At a Chemist’s Shop
Meeting People after a long time
Saying Good-bye – Watching Television
Lesson 4 Thanks for Hospitality
Asking for Favours
At a Clinic
Lesson 5 Visit to a Relative
Lesson 6 Hiring a Car – At a Garage – Tea-time
In a Restaurant
Lesson 7 At a Hotel – Finding a Job
At a Bank – Apologizing
Lesson 8 The Weather – Complimenting people on Clothes
What shall we do this evening? Complaining
Lesson 9 The Folk Music Concert
Lesson 10 An Accident
Lesson 11 A Job Interview
Lesson 12 A Dinner Party
Lesson 13 Making Arrangements for delivery of goods to a Customer
Lesson 14 A Complaints about faulty typewriters
Lesson 15 Taking and Passing a message
Lesson 16 Taking notes in meetings
Lesson 17 Reporting in Writing
Lesson 18 Filing
Lesson 19 Encoding a telegram message
Lesson 20 The Police
Lesson 21 A Librarian
Lesson 22 A Bank Manager
Lesson 23 A Teacher
Lesson 24 Antique Collecting
Lesson 25 A Cinema Manager
Lesson 26 An Insurance Salesman
Lesson 27 A Taxi Driver
Lesson 28 Newspaper Reporters
Lesson 29 A Social Worker

LESSON CONTENTS – Course 3

GENERAL ENGLISH COURSE / BUSINESS ENGLISH

This course has 30 lessons in all consisting of three hundred and fifteen pages of reading material. The aim of this course is to familiarise the reader a down to earth information on how to write perfect English. The vast number of examples in each and every lesson will show the reader how common errors are made by even learned people and how to avoid glaring mistakes in writing. This course is a boon and a goldmine for even teachers of English. Suitable for secondary to pre – and post University levels.

Introduction:

Parts of Speech

Lesson 1 Nouns and Pronouns, Usage
Lesson 2 Verbs
Lesson 3 Adjectives
Lesson 4 Adverbs
Lesson 5 Tenses 1
Lesson 6 Tenses 2
Lesson 7 Tenses 3
Lesson 8 Prepositions
Lesson 9 The Articles

Lesson 10 Conjunctions
Lesson 11 Uses of ‘a lot of’ ‘a great deal of’ ‘a large number of’
‘some’ ‘any’ ‘little’ ‘the little’ ‘few’ ‘a few’
‘fewer’ ‘less’
Lesson 12 Correct use of words and phrases
Lesson 13 Revision
Lesson 14 Active & Passive Voice
Lesson 15 Number and Gender
Lesson 16 Negative Forms – Affirmative & Negative
Lesson 17 Question Forms – Statement –Question
Interrogative Words – Question Tags
Lesson 18 Types of Sentences & Analysis of Sentences
Simple, Complex, Compound and Mixed Sentences
Lesson 19 Combination of Sentences
Lesson 20 Direct & Indirect Speech
Lesson 21 Punctuation 1
Lesson 22 Punctuation 2
Lesson 23 Common Errors 1
Lesson 24 Common Errors 2
Lesson 25 Common Errors 3
Lesson 26 Common Errors 4
Lesson 27 Vocabulary
Lesson 28 Synonyms
Lesson 29 Antonyms
Lesson 30 Homophones (and other words confused).