Downtown 2 English for Work and Life

ISBN-10: 0838443796
ISBN-13: 9780838443798
Edition: 2006 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 12/6/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Downtown offers a contextualized, balanced approach that emphasizes the language skills needed in daily life as well as in the workplace.

Personal Information
Lessons
My Name is Jessica
Competencies
Introduce self
Identify countries and nationalities
Complete a student registration form
Ask and answer personal information questions
Talk about current and past jobs
Give personal information
Grammar
Present tense of be
Questions with be
Be: past tense
Past be questions and short answers
Lessons
Meet My Family
Competencies
Introduce family members and people you know
Describe family members and people you know
Describe height and weight in feet/pounds
Grammar
Adjectives
Object pronouns
Lessons
First Day at Work Job: Computer Animator
Competencies
Ask and answer Wh- questions
Talk about work schedules
Talk about hobbies
Grammar
Wh- questions
Like + infinitive
Chapter Review "New in Town"
Competencies
Read and write e-mails
Complete a class information chart
Scans
Basic skills
Social, cultural diversity
Teaching others
Acquiring and evaluating information
Interpreting and communicating information
Lessons
What's She Doing?
Competencies
Identify household chores
Discuss frequency of activities
Use common "make" and "do" expressions
Ask and answer question about household chores
Grammer
Idioms: make vs do
Frequency words - word order
Lessons
Jessica's Neighborhood
Competencies
Read and understand a map
Understand compass point directions
Ask for and give directions
Distinguish between current and habitual actions
Interpret postal rates and services
Grammer
Simple present: habitual actions
Verb tense review: present
Simple vs. present continuous
Can: ability
Could: possibility; probability
Lessons
What Do You Do at Work? Job: Mail Carrier
Competencies
Interpret a postal delivery schedule
Correlate weight to cost using ounces/pounds
Identify common work activities
Chapter Review "Jessica's New Neighborhood"
Competencies
Write about your neighborhood
Interview people about their jobs
Talk about your "commute"
Grammer
Simple present: scheduled activities
Non-action verbs
Scans
Basic skills
Teamwork
Systems
Negotiating
Acquiring and evaluating information
Food
Lessons
Thanksgiving Dinner
Competencies
Identify places in the kitchen
Identify common Thanksgiving foods
Distinguish between count and noncount nouns
Contrast general and specific nouns
Identify common beverages
Grammar
Nouns: count/noncount
Quantifiers: much / many / a lot / a little / a few / some / any
Lessons
What Do We Need?
Competencies
Talk about future plans
Plan and write a shopping list
Read and understand ads and coupons
Interpret food labels
Grammer
A / an or some
Verbs with infinitives
Going to: future plans
Lessons
What Would You Like? Job: Waitress
Competencies
Give and take restaurant orders
Grammar
Like vs. would like
Like + gerund or infinitive
Would like + infinitive
Chapter Review "Delicious"
Competencies
Compare foods from different countries
Work together to plan a party
Scans
Basic Skills
Creative thinking
Decision making
Acquiring and evaluating information
Serving customers
Allocating resources
Lessons
Is There a Swimming Pool?
Competencies
Identify and describe homes and furniture
Read and interpret rental ads
Compare home/apartment features
Grammar
There is / was; there are / were
Word order
Adjectives
Comparative adjectives
Lessons
How Do You Like the Apartment?
Competencies
Talk about housing needs and wants
Compare two apartments
Grammar
Too: excessive
Too / very
As...as comparisons
Lessons
Call the Manager Job: Apartment Manager
Competencies
Describe housing problems
Call to ask about a rental ad
Complain about a housing problem
Grammar
Too and enough
Chapter Review "Moving"
Competencies
Read and interpret a lease
Work together to write a rental ad
Negotiate a lease
Scans
Basic skills
Creative thinking
Decision making
Interpreting and communicating information
Negotiating
Participating as a member of the team
The Past
Lessons
How Was Your Day?
Competencies
Talk about past events
Use common regular verbs in the past tense
Ask and answer questions about past events
Grammar
Simple past: regular verbs
Past time expressions
Lessons
Yesterday
Competencies
Memorize and use common irregular verbs in past tense
Describe common recreational activities
Describe a sequence of past events
Grammar
Simple past: irregular verbs
Simple present vs. simple past
Past tense questions
Lessons
What Did You Do on That Job? Job: Store Manager
Competencies
Talk about past job duties
Interpret a time line
Create a personal and professional time line
Grammar
Ago with simple past
Chapter Review "Jessica's Interesting Day"
Competencies
Write about your day
Create a team story
Scans
Basic skills
Creative thinking
Visualizing
Negotiating
Teaching others
Teamwork
Free Time
Lessons
How Was Your Vacation?
Competencies
Identify common American holidays
Ask and answer questions about free time activities
Offer, decline, and accept invitations
Grammar
Go + gerunds
Combine sentences with and or but
Past tense: short answers
Lessons
How Was the Weather?
Competencies
Write about a past vacation
Talk about the weather
Interpret a weather map
Grammer
Be past for weather
Non-referential subject: it
Short answers: did vs. was / were
Past tense: negative
Lessons
I work at a Travel Agency Job: Travel Agent assistant
Competencies
Read and interpret travel ads
Interpret transportation schedules
Read and interpret a bar graph
Create a bar graph
Grammer
Simple present for scheduled future events
Chapter Review: "Vacations"
Competencies
Work with a team to plan a vacation
Scans
Basic skills
Creative thinking
Visualizing
Decision making
Teaching others
Teamwork
Working with cultural diversity
Lessons
Where Can I Find the Pots and Pans?
Competencies
Identify departments in a department store
Ask for and give locations
Read and interpret a bar graph
Create a bar graph
Grammar
Will / won't: future predictions
Might / may: future possibility
Lessons
I Might Buy Earrings
Competencies
Write a story in the future tense
Make predictions using will or won't
Talk about future possibilities
Use superlatives to rank people / things
Grammar
Will: contractions
Will with probably
Comparative adjectives: review
Superlative adjectives
Lessons
Customer Service Job: Sales Clerk
Competencies
Describe product defects
Return or exchange an item
Compare ads
Chapter Review: Christmas Shopping
Competencies
Compute discounts using percentages
Understand and fill out a credit card application
Scans
Basic skills
Creative thinking
Problem solving
Serving customers
Organizing and maintaining information
Allocating human resources
Health and Safety
Lessons
What's the Problem?
Competencies
Describe medical problems
Identify parts of the face and body
Describe common medical treatments
Grammar
Be vs do questions: review
Lessons
Safety Rules
Competencies
Understand common safety signs
Give and respond to safety warnings
Grammar
Must / must not / have to / not have to
Lessons
Emergencies Job: Nurse
Competencies
Fill out an accident report
Talk about medical history
Fill out a medical history form
Read and interpret prescription labels
Grammar
Past continuous: introduction
Past continuous with while
Chapter Review: "Earthquake"
Competencies
Call in late for work
Discuss common safety procedures
Scans
Basic skills
Creative thinking
Teamwork
Teaching others
Acquiring and evaluating information
Interpreting and communicating information
On the Job
Lessons
Need Any Help?
Competencies
Ask for and offer help
Accept and decline help
Describe steps in a process
Grammar
Can / can't: ability
Object pronouns after prepositions
Will: offers to help
Reflexive pronouns
Indefinite pronouns: someone / somebody, anyone / anybody, everyone / everybody, no one / nobody
Lessons
Can We Talk?
Competencies
Request a schedule change
Read and interpret performance evaluations
Grammar
Possessive pronouns
May / can: permission
Will: promises
Lessons
The Office Job: Office Assistant
Competencies
Give and take phone messages
Ask for a favor
Read and interpret a check stub
Grammar
Would: requests
Adverbial clauses with so and because
Phrasal verbs
Chapter Review: "Evaluations"
Competencies
Give and respond to criticism
Scans
Basic skills
Teamwork
Teaching others
Leadership
Responsibility
Sociability
Monitoring and correcting performance
Lessons
Skills and Abilities
Competencies
Talk about past jobs and job duties
Describe skills and abilities
Interpret "Help Wanted" ads
Grammar
Short answers: review
(be) able to
Lessons
Job Application Form
Competencies
Understand and fill out a job application form
Grammar
Simple past vs. past continuous review
When vs while
Questions: review
Lessons
The Job Interview Job: Personnel Manager
Competencies
Describe personal strengths/ qualities
Identify appropriate and inappropriate nonverbal behavior
Discuss salary, benefits and working conditions
Grammar
Adjectives describing personality
Chapter Review "Changing Jobs"
Competencies
Ask and answer common job interview questions
Scans
Basic skills
Teamwork
Teaching others
Organizing and maintaining information
Responsibility
Sociability
Self-management
Self-esteem
Integrity
Appendices
Audio Script
Skills Index

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