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By Maurice Cogan Hauck

ISBN-10: 0300089600

ISBN-13: 9780300089608

Designed for non-native audio system of English, Twelve American Voices provides a chain of interesting and culturally wealthy radio documentaries through award-winning manufacturer David Isay. those tales, that have been first broadcast on nationwide Public Radio, specialize in more than a few contributors residing and dealing in modern the USA, from an immigrant chinese language eating place proprietor in big apple urban to an African-American waitress within the South, from the landlord of a marriage chapel to a retired couple who've develop into disc jockeys. As scholars take heed to those tales, they pay attention numerous local and ethnic 'Englishes' and are brought to a few corners of yank tradition which are not often noticeable within the media. as well as transcripts of the documentaries, the publication comprises thought-provoking routines that inspire scholars to examine the language within the tales and to reply in either oral and written shape. A CD of the publicizes in integrated. additionally on hand are an instructor's handbook and a cassette for language labs (both free).

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To look at) 7. Although it was her boss’s fault, the young executive had to ____________ the blame for the disaster. (to take responsibility) 8. Because he was self-conscious about his singing voice, he only ______________ the words to the hymns. (to pretend to speak or sing) l i st e n i n g f o r a n a lys i s Dick Falk is something of an eccentric, a person who often does things in an unusual or odd way. For one thing, he runs an unusual business. In addition, he often speaks in a somewhat eccentric way.

Not all of the words are precise, and they may overlap in the range of years to which they refer. ) adult adolescent child toddler infant senior citizen middle-aged person Age Word Range of Years adolescent 13 to 19 How does this relate to the words for age categories in your first language— do terms in your language cover the same ranges of years? Senior DJs 41 Listening and Understanding introduction Estelle and Meyer Shurr claim to be the world’s only professional husbandand-wife senior citizen disc-jockey team.

For example, a postal worker who delivers mail was traditionally referred to as a mailman. However, as more woman have taken on this work, the title for this job is now mail carrier. A. For each of the traditional job titles in the left-hand column, try to come up with a word that can refer to both men and women. The best way to do that is usually to find a word that emphasizes the work that is done rather than the gender of the person doing it. Sometimes there is more than one possible answer. The first one has been done for you as an example.

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