By Maurice Cogan Hauck

ISBN-10: 0300089600

ISBN-13: 9780300089608

Designed for non-native audio system of English, Twelve American Voices offers a sequence of exciting and culturally wealthy radio documentaries via award-winning manufacturer David Isay. those tales, which have been first broadcast on nationwide Public Radio, specialize in quite a number contributors dwelling 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 develop into disc jockeys. As scholars take heed to those tales, they listen numerous local and ethnic 'Englishes' and are brought to a couple corners of yank tradition which are hardly ever obvious within the media. as well as transcripts of the documentaries, the ebook contains 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 incorporated. additionally to be had are an instructor's handbook and a cassette for language labs (both free).

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F i r st l i st e n i n g : p r e d i c t i n g Before listening to the broadcast, write three questions that you hope the story will answer on the lines provided. 1. ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 2. ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 3. ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Now listen to the broadcast to see whether you can find the answers to your questions.

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. For example, consider how he explains the disadvantages of cremation. Every now and then, an urn will fall down and break and the ashes go all over the floor.

The meaning that the word should have is given in parentheses. Use each word only once. The first one has been done for you. nose hand eye thumb elbow mouth shoulder foot hand 1. Could you ______________ me the newspaper under your chair, please? (to pass) 2. The crowd was very thick but she managed to ______________ her way to the front. (to force one’s way through other people) 3. Last night I ______________ through that magazine, but didn’t see the article you wanted me to read. (to turn pages) 4.

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