By Maurice Cogan Hauck
Designed for non-native audio system of English, Twelve American Voices offers a chain of unique and culturally wealthy radio documentaries by way of award-winning manufacturer David Isay. those tales, that have been first broadcast on nationwide Public Radio, specialize in various contributors residing and dealing in modern the United States, 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 couple corners of yank tradition which are not often visible within the media. as well as transcripts of the documentaries, the publication contains thought-provoking workouts 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 incorporated. additionally to be had are an instructor's handbook and a cassette for language labs (both free).
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Then answer the following questions. Write your responses on the lines provided. 1. How is Dick Falk’s way of speaking about death different from the way most people speak about this topic? ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ Airplane Ashes 25 2. Does Dick Falk seem eccentric because of what he says, because of how he says it, or both? Explain.
It is the parents’ responsibility to decide how to punish their children when they do something wrong. 7. A number of witnesses gave a detailed description of the criminal to the police. 8. After being found guilty the criminal was imprisoned for a period of two years. 9. The state troopers searched the nearby towns for the two men who had escaped from the prison in the middle of the night. a. impose a penalty on one who has done something wrong b. the people who suffer the results of crimes c.
Then he scratches his chin, makes a face, and massages his head. B. Think of an action you do habitually. It could be part of your work or school day, or it could be something that you like to do in your free time, such as working in your garden or playing a sport. Write a brief paragraph in which you describe it as fully as possible. Use at least four vivid verbs in the simple present tense so that the reader can clearly visualize the action. After Listening discussion activity Al Flynn seems to have a job that suits him very well.