English in Action
by: Timothy Harris • 0
English in Action gets you thinking in English with beautifully-illustrated cartoon stories that you can understand by watching the actions of the characters. The stories contain very practical language that you can put to use immediately in everyday situations. Using English in Action, you will practice your listening, speaking and reading skills with activities that are fun and effective. In addition, the illustrated conversations are a great way to learn essential grammar and vocabulary in context.
For many English learners, the biggest challenge is comprehending spoken English. When you are engaged in conversation, there is no time to reach for a dictionary and look up words you don’t know. You must be able to understand what people are saying to you in real time. The best way to improve your listening ability is to get a lot of exposure to oral English that is comprehensible and interesting. To meet this need, each lesson in English in Action begins with a cartoon story, using visuals and familiar situations to make spoken language comprehensible. The pictures will help you get the gist of the conversation even if you don’t understand all of the words.
As you watch and listen to the cartoon stories, it is very important that you try to guess the meaning of what you hear from context. The pictures provide visual clues – gestures, facial expressions and body language—that will help you guess what the speakers are saying. Translations are provided so you can check to make sure that your guesses are correct. With repeated practice, your listening skills will improve dramatically and you will be able to understand everyday conversational English. What is more, your improved listening ability will boost your confidence when you speak English in real life.
Written English and spoken English are two different languages. You will learn listening and speaking skills faster if they are introduced orally first and then in written form. This is the way you learned to speak your native language. For best results, you should train with audio that you can understand without depending on a written text. English in Action makes it easy with illustrated conversations. Just listen to the audio and repeat what you hear, trying to imitate the speakers as if you were an actor. With English in Action you will learn to speak English easily and naturally, and with good pronunciation. Our audio-visual approach is a proven method of learning that will help you achieve oral fluency.
• Improve your listening and speaking skills quickly and easily with illustrated
• Learn essential grammar and vocabulary in context
• Master the core language you need to start communicating right away
• Understand and use common expressions that make you sound like a native speaker
• Build fluency through frequent repetition and practice of high-frequency
words and phrases used in everyday situations
• Record and compare your pronunciation to native English speakers
• Practice your English communication skills anywhere, anytime