English in Action L4

ISBN-10: 0838428304
ISBN-13: 9780838428306
Edition: 2003 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)
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Description: English in Action is a four-level core language series for secondary and adult students. Students master listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar through a variety of lively, classroom-tested, easy-to-use activities. Book jacket.

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List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 7/21/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

English in Action is a four-level core language series for secondary and adult students. Students master listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar through a variety of lively, classroom-tested, easy-to-use activities. Book jacket.

Education
Goals
Understanding the American school system
Discussing study habits
Talking about schedules
Active Grammar
Present continuous tense statements
Present continuous tense questions
Present tense statements
Present tense questions
Adverbs of frequency
Nonaction verbs
Listening/Pronunciation
The roommates
Pronunciation: Do you
The big picture: The University of Texas at San Antonio
Reading
New Jersey Institute of Technology (N.J.I.T.)
Reading for details
Writing Our Stories
My schedule
Such as
Colonial Times (1607-1776)
Goals
Understanding a map
Talking about life in colonial times
Comparing life in colonial times and life today
Talking about childhood
Understanding proverbs
Active Grammar
Past tense statements
Past tense questions
Past tense: Be
Used to
Listening/Pronunciation
Colonial Life
Pronunciation: used to
Interview: Eric
The big picture: Benjamin Franklin
Proverbs
Reading
Plimouth Plantation
Vocabulary
Comprehension
Chronological order
Writing Our Stories
Growing up
Brainstorming
Family Matters
Goals
Discussing marriage and divorce statistics
Talking about divorce
Understanding the effects of divorce
Discussing future plans
Active Grammar
Future tense: Be + going to
Future tense: Will
Present continuous tense with future meaning
Promises and predictions: Will
Future time clauses
Listening/Pronunciation
Pronunciation: Stress
The big picture: The divorce agreement
Reading
Dating
Choosing a story title
Vocabulary in context
Voicing opinions
Writing Our Stories
More about me
Adjectives that describe personality
Like, love, enjoy, and go
Comparisons: Global and Local
Goals
Labeling a world map
Comparing countries
Reading charts and graphs
Comparing families
Active Grammar
Comparative and superlative forms
Comparing nouns
More/Fewer/Less + noun + than
As many + noun + as
As much + noun + as
As ... as
Listening/Pronunciation
Pronunciation: as .. as vs. not as ... as
Comparisons: Telecommunications
The big picture: What happened to my town?
Reading
Suburban sprawl
Detailing a process
Understanding a listing
Writing Our Stories
Three cities
Like, alike
Leisure Activities
Goals
Talking about hobbies and leisure activities
Asking about a person's hobbies and interests
Describing a process
Active Grammar
Question review
Yes/No questions
Who/Whom/Whose
How and Wh- questions
Tag questions
Listening/Pronunciation
Free time
Pronunciation: Tag questions
An interview: A Collector
The big picture: My hobby
Reading
Stamp collecting
Vocabulary in context
Reading for details
Writing Our Stories
How to ...
Using transition words
Driving
Goals
Reading traffic signs
Talking about personal plans and obligations
Describing an accident
Expressing opinions
Giving a warning
Identifying parts of a car
Active Grammar
Modals
Have to and must
Don't/Doesn't have to
Must not and cannot
Can/Can't
Should/Shouldn't
Had better/Had better not
Listening/Pronunciation
Rebecca's schedule
Pronunciation: can/can't
Interview: An accident
Pronunciation: 'd better/'d better not
The big picture: Getting a driver's license
Reading
The written test
Taking a multiple-choice test
Writing Our Stories
Giving directions
Writing directions
Avoiding unnecessary sentences
Sports
Goals
Discussing popular sports
Talking about well-known athletes
Active Grammar
Present perfect continuous
For and since
Yes/No questions
How long questions
Listening/Pronunciation
Pronunciation: Present continuous and present perfect continuous
Interview: Robert
Interview: Anna
The big picture: The soccer game
Reading
Lance Armstrong
Understanding vocabulary
Sentence sense
Writing Our Stories
A friendly letter
Compound sentences
Changes
Goals
Discussing family reunions
Describing changes
Talking about recent family events
Active Grammar
Present perfect tense
Present perfect versus simple past
Already and yet
Listening/Pronunciation
A phone call
Verb forms
Pronunciation: Clarifying information
Reunion plans
The big picture: Gossip
Pronunciation: Surprise intonation
Reading
A family newsletter
Skimming for the main idea
Skimming for details
Looking at vocabulary
Writing Our Stories
A news article
Getting the facts
Job Performance
Goals
Discussing jobs
Describing employee performance
Making career choices
Understanding a performance evaluation
Active Grammar
How long/How many
Repeated past actions
Indefinite time expressions
Adverbs of frequency
Simple past versus present perfect
Listening/Pronunciation
Pronunciation: Simple past versus present perfect
A Metro Transit driver
The big picture: Performance evaluations
Reading
The changing workforce
Vocabulary
Understanding numbers
Writing Our Stories
Looking at careers
Researching a job
Describing a job
Regrets and Possibilities
Goals
Expressing regret
Talking about past possibilities
Expressing probability or deduction
Showing sympathy or empathy
Active Grammar
Should have
May have, might have, could have
Must have
Adjectives with -ed and -ing
Listening/Pronunciation
Regrets
The burglary
Pronunciation: Past modals
Pronunciation: Word stress
The big picture: In the counselor's office
Reading
Weekend and after-school language and culture programs
Vocabulary in context
Giving opinions about a reading
Writing Our Stories
My regrets
Using quotation marks
Let's Get Organized!
Goals
Discussing organization and time-management strategies
Making a to-do list
Organizing a study schedule
Giving advice
Active Grammar
Verb + infinitive
Verb + object + infinitive
Be + adjective + infinitive
Listening/Pronunciation
Eric's to-do list
Pronunciation: Syllable stress
The big picture: The first test
Reading
Active learning
Looking at vocabulary
Discussing learning strategies
Writing Our Stories
Study time
Preposition review
Becoming a Citizen
Goals
Understanding the citizenship process
Describing feelings before and after moving to the U.S.
Discussing the reasons people become citizens
Expressing opinions about current issues
Active Grammar
Verb + gerund
Preposition + gerund
Verb + preposition + gerund
Be + adjective phrase + gerund
Contrast of infinitives and gerunds
Listening/Prounciation
New citizens
Gerunds
Pronunciation: Linking
Citizenship decisions
The big picture: Running a campaign
Reading
The citizenship test
Taking a multiple-choice test
Writing Our Stories
A political platform
Giving an opinion and stating reasons
Sentence fragments
Business and Industry
Goals
Locating states
Understanding a product map
Researching a state
Discussing well-known companies and their products
Describing a process
Active Grammar
Present tense-passive voice
Wh- questions
Listening/Pronunciation
Passive wh- questions
Pronunciation: Verb, noun, and adjective forms and syllable stress
The big picture: T-shirts-From the field to your closet
Reading
An alternative energy source
Sentence sense
Pro or con?
Writing Our Stories
Business and industry in my country
Drawing a product map
For example, such as, and induding
Technology Today
Goals
Looking at some recent inventions
Discussing advances in technology
Learning about inventions and inventors
Active Grammar
Past tense-passive voice
Wh- questions
Listening/Pronunciation
Recent inventions
Pronunciation: Compound nouns
School in Taiwan
The big picture: Shopping
Reading
Cell phone controversy
Looking at vocabulary
Understanding a research study
Writing Our Stories
An opinion letter
Stating an opinion
Giving reasons
Country Music
Goals
Discussing different types of music
Expressing musical preferences
Learning about popular country music singers
Active Grammar
Adjective clauses with who
Adjective clauses with who, whom, which, and whose
Adjective clauses with when and where
Listening/Pronunciation
Country music
The big picture: Fan Fair
Reading
Shania Twain
Skimming for information
Scanning for information
Chronological order
Writing Our Stories
My autobiography
Developing a time line
Run-on sentences
Appendix A
Audio Script
Irregular Verbs
Skills Index
Map of the United States

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