By Sandra Heyer
Intermediate. think scuba diving close to the Florida coast and all of sudden getting sucked right into a large pump of a nuclear strength plant! Or writing love letters to anyone each day for a 12 months, merely to work out that individual marry the mail provider? The common attraction of those real-life human-interest tales engages starting ESL scholars with humor, poignancy, or astonishment, and is helping them to develop into fluent readers. New "challenge pages" on the finish of every unit function supplemental readings with regards to the most tale, yet written at a touch better point. those readings aid intermediate-level scholars make the transition from managed to actual written English.
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B) Dialogue 2 (i) Useful expressions I'll have the mushrooms The mushrooms, the soup, etc. = a simple way of asking for food in a restaurant without repeating the name on the menu. (ii) Vocabulary red meat Meat such as beef or lamb which is dark brown after you cook it. Chicken is white meat. I don't like red meat. (c) Dialogue 3 (i) Useful expressions • Are you ready to order? To order is to ask for something to be brought to you. Can you come and take our order? (to a waiter) I ordered some chicken.
Brigitte: Yes, my name's Scherer. I have a reservation here? Receptionist: Right, I'll just find the details. How do you spell it? S-H-E-R-E-R? Brigitte: Er no, there's a C. S-C-H-E-R-E-R. Receptionist: Ah yes! Here we are. A single room with bath for 13 nights. Brigitte: Yes, that's right. How much is the room? Receptionist: £60 a night including VAT. Are you here on business? Brigitte: No, I'm on holiday? Receptionist: Here's a form for you to complete. How are you going to pay? Brigitte: By credit card.
C) Dialogue 3 Brigitte is in the queue for the coffee shop. A waiter arrives. Waiter: Good evening. Brigitte: Have you got a table for one? Waiter: Certainly, come this way, please. (d) Dialogue 4 A little later. Hank is at the next table. Hank: Hi! My name's Hank Byam. Brigitte: Hello. Hank: Are you here on business? Brigitte: No, I'm on holiday. Hank: That's nice. I'm here on business. Is it your first visit to England? Brigitte: Yes. It is. And you? Hank: Yes. Me too! I like London. Where are you from?