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Learn how to explain responsibilities and use the second conditional to express possibilities.

Each video has five sections:
Language Functions, Grammar, Idioms, Vocabulary, Pronunciation.

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

This program covers:

Language Functions - Discussing Responsibilities - Legal responsibility; Modeling good behavior; Responsbility for actions; Role responsibility; Detailing responsibilities.

Grammar - 2nd Conditional - If + Past Tense + Would. Being critical; Describing thoughts and feelings; Describing a likely situation; Describing an unlikely situation; Describing an impossibility.

Idioms Tunnel vision; Drop the ball; Get down to business; Takecare of something; Pass the buck; Suck it up.

Vocabulary - accountable'Accountability Queen'; priorities; delegate; a vision; respect.

Pronunciation - Repeating Words for Emphasis - Highlighting positives; hihlighting negatives; Really emphasizing!; Highlighting qualities and actions; Insisting.

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
Internal communication
English as Second Language
Release Date
Jan 1, 2013
Video Running Time (minutes)
Seven Dimensions - Eve Ash
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Leaders Workbook
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