Travel English for Busy Travelers: Level 1

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Publisher Description

The goal of this self-study e-textbook is to help you quickly learn a special type of English, travel English. The e-book is written for EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students who are too busy to take a course in travel English but who still want to learn English they need for world travel. The book focuses on topics, not grammar. Grammar patterns that are useful for conversation are taught, but the focus is on topics that are important for travelers, such as going through immigration and customs, checking into a hotel, ordering at a restaurant, changing money, getting help, taking public transportation, renting cars, and shopping. Each chapter includes a short and a long conversation. Students can easily practice changing words in the long conversations by changing underlined words. The book is designed for self-study with lots of exercises on vocabulary (new words and phrases), reading comprehension, and grammar patterns; you can easily check your answers with an answer key at the bottom of each exercise. The book is written for beginners, but it can be used as a good review book for false beginners and intermediate students. The order of chapters follows the natural order of things tourists probably need to do when they travel—starting with immigration, customs, checking into a hotel, introducing yourself, and moving on to topics such as ordering at a restaurant and bar, changing money, getting around (by taxi, bus, subway, and train), and going shopping. The reading passages at the end of each chapter are written on topics that will help you avoid many problems foreign tourists have when traveling in America and other English-speaking countries. There are two chapters titled Can You Do It? (Chapters 5 and 10) that help students review important points from the e-book. Students can easily move around the book and find topics of interest by using the e-Book’s Table of Contents. Work at your own pace in order to get ready for your next trip to places all around the world where English is spoken.

*Table of Contents*
How Your Tablet Can Help You Learn English
How to Use this Book
Chapter 1: Arriving at an International Airport
Immigration (Passport Control)
Customs (Customs Control)
Good and Bad Answers at Immigration & Customs
Chapter 2: Introducing Yourself & Checking into a Hotel
Introducing Yourself at a Hotel Bar
Introducing Two People
Checking into a Hotel
Introducing Yourself in English
Chapter 3: Going Out to Eat
At a Fast-food Restaurant
Choosing Dinner on an Airplane
Ordering Dinner at a Restaurant
Magic Words for Ordering Food and Drinks
Chapter 4: Getting Help
Talking with Hotel Staff
Trying to Find a Lost Bag
How to Get Help and Information at Your Hotel
Chapter 5: Can You Do It?
(Review Chapter for Chapters 1-4)
Arriving at an International Airport in the USA
Chapter 6: Getting Around by Taxi, Train, Bus or Rental Car
Riding in a Taxi
Calling a Taxi
At a Train Station
At a Subway Station
On a Subway Platform 1
On a Subway Platform 2
Talking with Subway Staff
At a Bus Station
Renting a Car
Trouble Buying Tickets
Chapter 7: Changing Money & Changing Plans
Changing Money at a Hotel
Calling to Change Airline Reservations after Breaking an Arm
Tipping in the USA
Chapter 8: Making Plans for Sightseeing
What Should I Do in San Francisco?
Telling Time
Chapter 9: Going Shopping
At a Supermarket
At a Shopping Mall
At a Convenience Store
Shopping in America
Chapter 10: Can You Do It?
(Review Chapter for Chapters 6-9)
How to Improve Your English Speaking Skills
Bonus Chapter: Welcome to Miami!
Welcome to Miami! (Extra Reading)
Appendix 1: Recommended Books for Self-Study
Appendix 2: Slang
Appendix 3: Textese (Texting Language or SMS Language)
Appendix 4: For Classroom Teachers

September 3
David Ellis
Draft2Digital, LLC

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