Whaddaya Say?

Series
Addison-Wesley
Author
Nina Weinstein  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
2
Language
English
Total pages
128
Pub.-date
December 2000
ISBN13
9780201670400
ISBN
0201670402


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Description

Whaddaya Say? is the result of 25 years of research on reduced forms. Since 1981, it has helped thousands of students around the world understand English as it is really spoken. This easy-to-use listening book introduces students to the most common reduced forms of spoken English for going to, want to, have to, and more - fully contextualized in conversations that are both practical and entertaining.
Each of the text's 30 lessons include a auto segment that introduces new reduced forms, followed by comprehension questions and practice exercises.

Features

  • Units on new reductions, plus undated versions of the original 20 units.
  • Thirty percent more high-frequency reduced forms on topics such as the Internet, health, movies, bungee jumping, and more.
  • Comprehension questions following listening.
  • The inclusion of “social language” such as greetings, good-byes, and apologies.
  • Short listening tests for extra practice in typically difficult areas.

Table of Contents

        1                       How's Your Family?

 

        2                       Yours Is a Great Job!

 

        3                       I Have the Perfect Car for You

 

        4                       Where Are the Bags of Chips?

 

        5                       Do You Like the Internet?

 

        6                       Let's Go Shopping

 

        7                       What Are You Doing This Weekend?

 

        8                       I want to Have a Hamburger

 

        9                       We're Going to See “The Monster That Ate Cleveland”\

 

    10                         Can You See the Stage?

 

    11                         What Can I Get You for Your Cold?

 

    12                         Take Bus 4 to Second Street

 

    13                         I'm Going to Try to Find a Job

 

    14                         I've Got to Check Your Teeth

 

    15                         I Used to Be an Engineer for the Railroad

 

    16                         What's the Fastest Way to Send His Packages?

 

    17                         We Arrive on Tuesday and Leave on Thursday

 

    18                         Do You Want a Chocolate or Lemon Birthday Cake?

 

    19                         I Don't Know What Classes to Take

 

    20                         Can't You Find an Apartment?

 

    21                         Could You Check My Sink?

 

    22                         Who Have You Asked to Fly the Plane?

 

    23                         Could I Have an Appointment with Dr. Okamoto?

 

    24                         We Should Have Taken a Left

Back Cover

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Whaddaya Say?, 2nd edition, by Nina Weinstein, helps intermediate to high-intermediate students understand English as it is really spoken.  This easy-to-use listening program familiarizes students with the rapid speech commonly used in everyday life. In particular, the book introduces students to the most common reduced forms - such as *gonna (“going to” + verb), *wanna (natural speed pronunciation for “want to”), and *hafta (“have to”) - fully contextualized in conversations that are both practical and entertaining.

 

Using language students encounter in everyday situations, Whaddaya Say? explains the most common pronunciation changes that occur when English speakers talk at a natural speed. This allows all students to improve their comprehension of spoken English, both inside and outside the classroom.

 

Each of the text's 30 lessons includes an audio segment that introduces new reduced forms, followed by comprehension questions and practice questions.

 

The book also includes short listening tests for extra practice and self-assessment.