A Communicative Grammar of English by Geoffrey Leech, Jan Svartvik

By Geoffrey Leech, Jan Svartvik

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Vitamin D is the sun vitamin. We get it in milk and eggs and from sunlight on our skin. There are other vitamins, but these, A, B, C and D, are the most important. without: not having. become: come to be. loose: not strongly rooted; not supported or kept in place. weak: opposite of strong. lemon: yellow fruit like an orange but not sweet. tomato: a red or yellow fruit used as a vegetable. become become(s) became Book 3•Final•i-viii•001-248 4/12/05 4:02 PM Page 33 33 Every person must have air and water and food to keep alive and must have these vitamins to keep well.

It is common for babies to say names for their parents first. Babies have this in common. think: have thoughts, use the mind, have ideas. will think think(s) thought Book 3•Final•i-viii•001-248 4/12/05 4:02 PM Page 55 55 There are more than six billion people on the earth and about 2500 languages. Of these languages only about twelve are used by more than 50 million people. Here are the names of some languages which have very wide use: Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), English, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic and Bengali.

Must: has to. A person must have air, water and food to live. uncovered: not covered. See pages 36, uncooked; 64, unlike; 81, unchanged; 83, unconscious; 88, unwell. stored: kept for use when needed. will store will work will play store(s) work(s) play(s) stored worked played Book 3•Final•i-viii•001-248 4/12/05 4:02 PM Page 28 28 Grain and meat a n d milk and fruit and vegetables must be transported into the cities of the world day and night all through the year to feed its city populations. Much of this food comes great distances in ships, trains, or trucks, and must be kept cold and clean all the way.

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