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Improve Your English: English in Everyday Life (DVD w/ Book): Hear and see how English is actually spoken--from real-life speakers Paperback – Oct 3 2008
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About the Author
Ceil Lucas is a sociolinguist and professor of linguistics at Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.
Stephen E. Brown is an experienced developer of multimedia language programs in a variety of languages.
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I would recommend that anyone using this book have at least an upper-intermediate understanding of English grammar. While the shorter interview excerpts may make sense to relatively lower level English speakers, a number of passages are lengthy and contain fairly difficult terminology. For any non-native English speaker looking to seriously improve their listening comprehension, I highly recommend this book.
I'm not really sure what I was expecting when I ordered this dvd & book set for a friend, but this isn't it. What you get is a dvd full of people talking, in the most mind-numbingly dull fashion, on the most gruelingly uninteresting subjects imaginable. It is much like watching the worst public access cable program, from a town you don't live in or care about, if the said show were to have an accompanying text that also had a glossary. I think that a person could get just as much out of watching boring television, with closed-captioning, and referring to a dictionary. This product has a sedative side effect.