By Maurice Cogan Hauck
Designed for non-native audio system of English, Twelve American Voices provides a chain of unique and culturally wealthy radio documentaries through award-winning manufacturer David Isay. those tales, which have been first broadcast on nationwide Public Radio, specialise in quite a number participants residing and dealing in modern the US, from an immigrant chinese language eating place proprietor in ny urban to an African-American waitress within the South, from the landlord of a marriage chapel to a retired couple who've turn into disc jockeys. As scholars take heed to those tales, they listen a number of local and ethnic 'Englishes' and are brought to a few corners of yankee tradition which are infrequently noticeable within the media. as well as transcripts of the documentaries, the booklet comprises thought-provoking workouts that motivate scholars to examine the language within the tales and to reply in either oral and written shape. A CD of the announces in incorporated. additionally on hand are an instructor's guide and a cassette for language labs (both free).
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1. He ﬁnds his job challenging. 2. He takes pride in doing a good job. 3. He gets excited when he succeeds. 4. He has a sense of humor about his work. Share your work with a partner. Show your partner which parts of the transcript you marked and explain how they show that Al has each quality. language focus B: descri bi ng a process with vivi d simple present verbs David Isay often uses the simple present tense to describe actions that Al Flynn and the other post ofﬁce workers do over and over again, every day.
The ﬁrst one has been done for you. i ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ 1. The two young boys chained their bikes to a lamppost before going into the mall. 2. After he was caught breaking into a grocery store, the thief was arrested and taken to jail. 3. When she started using drugs, she didn’t worry about becoming an addict. She was sure that she would be able to quit at any time. 4. The prisoner walked slowly down the hallway because his ankles were shackled.
Ask your teacher or check with a writing handbook if you have any questions about the usual form of a business letter or a personal letter. A. Write a cover letter (see note below) for your ideal job. It should ﬁt on one page, and the paragraphs should be arranged as follows. Paragraph 1: Identify the job you are applying for. Paragraph 2: Explain how you are qualiﬁed for the job, and why it is the right job for you. ) Paragraph 3: Let the prospective employers know how they can reach you or how you will contact them for an interview.