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Learnmore than 3,000 English expressions and speak and understand the language easily

As a new speaker of English, you may hear some expressions in your daily conversations that you do not understand--yet. McGraw-Hill's Conversational American English will help you learn these expressions, so not only do you know what a person is saying to you, but that you can use the expression yourself! More than 3,000 expressions are organized by theme, so you can find what you are looking for quickly. And each topic is illustrated to further help you understand context.

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Common expressions are batched into 350 themes, ranging from general greetings and asking how someone is, to the more specific needs, like showing disbelief, asking someone's intentions, and expressions for a forgotten word or nameA comprehensive thematic glossary provides an additional means for the learner to locate expressions by key words and concepts
Topics include: Basic Social Encounters, Greetings, Small Talk, Introductions, Ending a Conversation, Good-Byes, Agreeing, Disagreeing Conversational Encounters, Focusing Attention, Launching the Conversation, Making Friends, Complex Matters, Disputes, Discussion and Resolution, Polite Encounters, Prefaces, Communication Barriers
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 15mm | 297g
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • ed
  • 375 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0071741313
  • 9780071741316
  • 107,703

Table of contents

Basic Social Encounters1. Greetings2. Small Talk3. Introductions4. Ending a Conversation5. Good-Byes6. Agreeing7. DisagreeingConversational Encounters8. Focusing Attention9. Launching the Conversation10. Making Friends11. Complex Matters12. Disputes13. Discussion and ResolutionPolite Encounters14. Prefaces15. Communication Barriers
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About Richard A. Spears

Richard A. Spears, Ph.D., is a reference editor and former linguistics professor who has written more than 30 dictionaries, including NTC's American Idioms Dictionary (ISBN: 0-8442-0273-8) and NTC's American English Learner's Dictionary (ISBN: 0-8442-5859-8).



McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide



McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide
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