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Learn to explain and clarify situations and ideas and use gerunds as the subject of the sentence.

20 FUN ESL VIDEOS Shot on location in USA
Learn English as it is REALLY spoken! Language and instructional design by linguistics expert Dr. Fran Byrnes and Psychologist Eve Ash. 

These 20 groundbreaking programs engage learners through:
•  amusing situations and entertaining characters
•  interesting conversations with authentic language
•  strong storylines and high quality production
•  practical graded activities to build confidence.

Key Learning Points

Language Functions - Clarifying and Explaining - clarifying information; explaining plans; clarifying meanings and concepts; giving reasons; explaining language problems; debating issues and facts.

Grammar - Gerunds as Subjects - Giving advice; Giving reasons; Giving a warning; Explaining the meaning; Stating 'facts'.

Idioms Kill two birds with one stone; Blow off steam; Break the bad news; Down the drain; The writingis on the wall;  Turn it around.

Vocabulary - beverage; texting; hazardous; graffiti; inevitable; negotiation; environment; long-winded.

Pronunciation - The Sound of V.

This is available as part of

Cutting Edge English At Work Series
These 20 groundbreaking programs combine psychology, linguistics and instructional design, and engage learners through: • amusing situations • entertaining characters • interesting conversations • authentic language • strong storylines • high quality production • practical graded activities.   20 FU... read more
Communication Skills
Diversity / Respect
English Language Learning
Release Date
Jan 1, 2013
Video Running Time (minutes)
Seven Dimensions
Course ID


Leaders Workbook
PowerPoint Slides

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