Perfect Phrases for ESL Everyday Situations

Perfect Phrases for ESL Everyday Situations

by Natalie Gast

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Overview

How do you ask for directions? What questions should you ask a potential babysitter? How do you explain your allergies to a healthcare professional? This handy reference is your guide to surviving and thriving in the United States, whether as a visitor or as a long-term resident. Hundreds of ready-to-use English phrases will help you converse with people you meet, speak with business owners and their employees, and become engaged in U.S. society. Inside find examples of Perfect Phrases for . . .

. . . the doctor: Are there any side effects with this medication?

. . . the library: Do you have audiobooks?

. . . the service station: My insurance company wants the estimate in writing.

. . . the bank: I'd like to talk to someone about a home equity loan.

. . . the dentist: This is where it hurts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071770286
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 12/07/2012
Series: Perfect Phrases
Edition description: List
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 537,118
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Natalie Gast is the founder and principal of Customized Language Skills Training, a full-service language training company established in 1986. CLST, among other services, provides tailor-made onsite programs—such as English as a Second Language (ESL), accent modification, and presentation skills and writing skills for the foreign born—in business and industry. Her company also "trains the trainer" in ESL subjects and on supervising and coaching multicultural work forces. Gast has a master's degree in TESOL and had previously been a college instructor.

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