ENGLISH B1

ENGLISH B1

RÚSTICA

240

314

978-84-9839-552-5

SSCE03

2015

Nuevo

20,95 €

María Elena Centoira López, Lucía Fernández Rodríguez y Noemí Rodríguez Otero.

  1. 1. Lexical and semantic contents

1.1. Introduction

1.2. Vocabulary

1.2.1. Enlargement of vocabulary and frequently used expressions
1.2.2. Common vocabulary and expressions in colloquial English
1.2.3. Frequent stereotypical comparisons
1.2.4. Lexicalized noun phrases and linking words and phrases
1.2.5. Common verb collocations
1.2.6. Common phrasal verbs
1.2.7. Frequent expressions and common sayings

1.3. Morphology and word formation

1.3.1. English derivational morphology
1.3.2. Compounding
1.3.3. Compound adjectives
1.3.4. Nominalization of phrasal verbs
1.3.5. Nominalization
1.3.6. Acronyms and abbreviations frequently used

1.4. Meaning

1.4.1. Synonyms and terms of similar meaning
1.4.2. Common hyperonyms and hyponyms
1.4.3. Common antonyms
1.4.4. Polysemy and double meaning of frequent words
1.4.5. BrE and AmE, lexical differences

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      1. 2. Grammatical contents

2.1. Introduction

2.2. Sentences

2.2.1. Simple sentence: main sentence types
2.2.2. Sentence order: position of the negative particle. Agreement. Ellipses
2.2.3. Short questions and answers. Tags
2.2.4. Impersonal sentences
2.2.5. Adverbial subordination: consecutive. The comparative forms
2.2.6. Coordination
2.2.7. Nominal subordinate clauses
2.2.8. Adverbial subordinate clauses
2.2.9. Conditional sentences
2.2.10. Relative clauses

2.3. Nouns

2.4. Adjectives

2.5. Determiners

2.5.1. Indefinite determiners
2.5.2. Difference between «all» and «every» in time expressions
2.5.3. Determinate article
2.5.4. Demonstrative, possessive, indefinite, numerals, interrogative and exclamative determiners
2.5.5. Other determiners

2.6. Pronouns

2.7. Verbs

2.7.1. Different ways to express present
2.7.2. How to express the past
2.7.3. Past perfect simple
2.7.4. Modal verbs
2.7.5. Present perfect continuous and past perfect continuous in reported speech to replace present perfect continuous
2.7.6. How to express the future
2.7.7. Future simple continuous. How to express the future with certain verbs
2.7.8. Conditional
2.7.9. Subjunctive «were» in conditional sentences
2.7.10. «Be not supposed to» to express prohibition. «Had better» to warn or convince
2.7.11. Reported speech
2.7.12. Passive voice
2.7.13. Use of the infinitive after adjectives and other verbs
2.7.14. Use of the gerund
2.7.15. Verbs followed by infinitive or gerund with a change in meaning
2.7.16. Other modal verbs
2.7.17. Use of the modals combined with perfect infinitive. Causative verbs. Present participle and past participle

2.8. Adverbs

2.8.1. Adverbs and adverbial phrases
2.8.2. Comparison of adverbs. Irregular comparison
2.8.3. «Likely»/«Unlikely» to express probability
2.8.4. Adverbs of manner, place, time. Position
2.8.5. Interrogative and relative adverbs
2.8.6. «Where» plus «some», «any», «no» and «every»
2.8.7. Adverbs used to express agreement and coincidence in short sentences
2.8.8. Grammar intensifiers
2.8.9. Adverbs of degree or grading adverbs

2.9. Linking words or phrases

2.9.1. Conjunctions
2.9.2. Prepositions

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      1. 3. Orthographical contents

3.1. Introduction

3.2. Use of capital letters

3.3. Importance of spelling

3.3.1. Doubling final consonants
3.3.2. Final «-e» and final «-y» plus suffixes

3.4. Punctuation

3.5. Auxiliary punctuation marks

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      1. 4. Phonetic and phonological contents

4.1. Introduction

4.2. Consonant and vocalic phonemes

4.3. Particular processes of the English language pronunciation

4.3.1. Pronunciation of plurals, Saxon genitive and present simple third person singular
4.3.2. Pronunciation of past and past participle of regular verbs
4.3.3. Consonant clusters
4.3.4. Final letter «-r»
4.3.5. Schwa in unstressed syllables, articles, pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions, auxiliaries and modal verbs

4.4. Silent letters

4.5. Stress

4.6. Intonation

4.7. Rhythm

4.8. Phonemes and letters correspondence

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      1. 5. Sociolinguistic and sociocultural contents

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Daily life

5.3. Leisure activities

5.4. Human and social relationships

5.5. Living and working conditions

5.6. Values, beliefs and attitudes

5.7. Body language

5.8. Social conventions

5.9. Basic geography

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      1. 6. Functional contents

6.1. Introduction

6.2. Assertive speech acts

6.3. Commissive speech acts

6.4. Directive speech acts

6.5. Factual and supportive speech acts

6.6. Expressive speech actss

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      1. 7. Text coherence

7.1. Introduction

7.2. Type and text format

7.3. Varieties of languages

7.4. Register

7.5. Theme. Approach and content

7.6. Time-space context

7.7. Text typology

7.7.1. Written texts

7.7.2. Oral texts

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      1. 8. Text cohesion

8.1. Introduction

8.2. Speech opening

8.3. Body of speech

8.4. Speech closing

8.5. Speech maintenance

8.6. Intonation as pragmatic resource

8.7. Punctuation as a cohesive device

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Progressive and ever-growing globalization has contributed to the spread of the English language all over the world, to the extent that the mastering of English has become an essential pre-requisite for everyone to enter the labour market.

This English Manual will help the reader not only to develop his or her linguistic abilities but also to gain confidence and self-assurance in the use of the English language regarding the four communicative skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The book consists of eight units, intended to facilitate the learning of English as a second or foreign language (LESL/LEFL). The units are organized according to the different contents they include. There are lexical and semantic, grammatical, orthographic, phonetic and phonological, sociolinguistic and sociocultural contents and units referring to language functions and text coherence and cohesion.

Once the reader finishes the study of this book, he or she will be able to comprehend and produce English texts and speeches, as well as to participate in oral conversations about daily and personal topics, using common English structures and a wide range of vocabulary. In addition, readers may take the B1 level test of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).