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Learn to discuss various options and improve your conversation skills using subordinating conjunctions.

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 - Considering Options - Personal issues; Work issues; Negotiating; Conlficting options; Positive thinking.

Grammar - Subordinating Conjunctions - however; otherwise; unless; although; before/after; even if/even though; while; so that.

Idioms The soft option; Plan B; Between a rock and a hard place; Catch 22; A win-win situation; Jump the gun.

Vocabulary - pros and cons; ruthless;benefit; assumed; prematurely; slacker; Zen-like; piece/peace; peace offering; peace-maker.

Pronunciation - Stressing Syllables - together; decision; options; otherwise, accomplished; bonus; beverage.

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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