12 American Voices: An Authentic Listening and by Maurice Cogan Hauck

By Maurice Cogan Hauck

Designed for non-native audio system of English, Twelve American Voices provides a chain of enjoyable and culturally wealthy radio documentaries by means of award-winning manufacturer David Isay. those tales, that have been first broadcast on nationwide Public Radio, concentrate on a variety of members 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 turn into disc jockeys. As scholars hearken to those tales, they pay attention numerous nearby and ethnic 'Englishes' and are brought to a few corners of yank tradition which are hardly ever obvious within the media. as well as transcripts of the documentaries, the publication 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 integrated. additionally to be had are an instructor's guide and a cassette for language labs (both free).

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Then find the definition for the word. Write the letter next to the definition in the space provided. 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.

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. It was a business lunch, so the company was ______________ the bill. (to pay for) 24 Airplane Ashes 5. I got furious when I found out that my little sister had been ____________ about in my room while I was at school. (to explore a place where one is not allowed) 6. He ordered the vegetable plate because of his diet, but couldn’t help ______________ his wife’s steak enviously.

The Marreros wanted to keep their daughter from harm. In some cases, a form of the verb “to be” is also part of the “verb plus preposition” combination. Read the following sentences adapted from the broadcast and decide which preposition combination from the box fits into each blank space. You may need to change the form of some of the verbs. The first one has been done for you. search for worry about disappear from prevent from care for chain to appeal to be addicted to be upset by grow angry with put [someone] through [something] 1.

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