Available Resources

  • Where you see the "world" icon in the text of the book, it indicates that additional resources are available on this page.
  • All the following downloads are free of charge. Check copyright and usage notice here
  • Chapter 1: Describing
  • Chapter 2: Relational language
  • Chapter 3: Fluency booster
  • Chapter 4: De-Chinglish your English
  • Chapter 5: Distinctively English ways to say it
  • Chapter 6: Vocabulary booster
  • Chapter 7: Formality
  • Chapter 8: Idioms
  • Chapter 9: Topical expressions
  • Chapter 10: Consolidating what you have learned
  • Further reading
  • Ice cream cone

    Chapter 1: Describing

    • EXTRA: Answers to practice exercises, and supplementary information (pdf)

    • Names of colours - an official list released by those who manage the World Wide Web

    • Describing: for additional practice, try describing what you see in these images: Stunning sunset - or - Gorgeous flower


    Chapter 2: Relational language

    EXTRA : Answers to practice exercises (pdf)


    Chapter 3: Fluency booster

    • EXTRA : Answers to practice exercises, and supplementary materials (pdf)

    • Academic paper on developing fluency, including 'shadowing' technique

    • Book reference: this book has an interesting section on developing small talk skills; see page 90.

    Chapter 4: De-Chinglish your English

    EXTRA : Answers to practice exercises (pdf)


    Chapter 5: Distinctively English ways to say it

    EXTRA : Answers to practice exercises (pdf)


    Chapter 6: Vocabulary booster

    EXTRA : Answers to practice exercises (pdf)


    Chapter 7: Formality

    EXTRA : Answers to practice exercises (pdf)


    Chapter 8: Idioms

    • EXTRA : Answers to practice exercises (pdf)

    • Book recommendation: Speak Business English like an American

      A marvellous introduction to hundreds of idioms used in the business world.
      Idioms are presented in groups, and illustrated with conversations and examples. Audio CD included.
      Special editions with definitions in Russian and traditional Chinese are also available.

    Chapter 9: Topical expressions

    EXTRA : Answers to practice exercises (pdf)


    Chapter 10: Consolidating what you have learned

    Software recommendation: wordsgalore.com

  • A free vocabulary learning help program you can download and run on your Windows or Linux PC.

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