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High-Intermediate Level. Light and Lively and Laugh and Learn are collections of unabridged and unadapted humorous American short stories which will motivate and encourage students to read, while exposing them to American literature, life, and culture. Pre- and post-reading discussion and writing activities, and generous glossing, make these stories accessible to students, Follow-up activities provide extensive practice and vocabulary, idioms, and grammar.
Unit 1 Complaint Department -Katherine BestVerb Tenses; Say and Tell; Direct and Indirect Speech; Sentence Builder (Various Idioms); Adverbs With Say and Tell; Other Speech Verbs Unit 2 Are You Majoring In Detention? -Bill CosbyArticles; Imperatives and Polite Requests; Verb Tenses Unit 3 The Late Mr. Adams -Steve AllenPronouns, Active and Passive Voice, Articles, Prepositions, Past Perfect Unit 4 My Financial Career -Stephen LeacockSpelling; Sentence Combining with And; Subject-Verb Agreement; Irregular Past Tense Verbs; Adjectives Unit 5 Old Country Advice to the American Traveler -William SaroyanAdjectives vs. Adverbs; Imperatives and Let's; Combining Sentences by Using Relative Pronouns; Quotation Marks; Prepositions of Time and Place Unit 6 This Year It's Going to Be Different -Will StantonPresent Perfect and Past Perfect; It's vs. Its; Appositives; Sentence Combining Unit 7 A Bird in Hand-What's It Worth? -Elaine Hart MessmerWho vs. Whom; Proverbs and Simple Present in Factual Statements; Comparatives Unit 8 You Were Perfectly Fine -Dorothy ParkerInterjections; Adverbs Modifying Adjectives; Short Answers and Other Short Forms in Spoken English; Punctuation Unit 9 Harpist on Horseback -Hilda Cole EspyWill / Would-Future in the Past vs. Future in the Present; Future Perfect and Past Perfect; Conditionals-Real and Unreal; Infinitives and Gerunds Unit 10 The Awful Fate of Melpomenus Jones -Stephen LeacockPossessive Nouns; Modals; Past Continuous (vs. Simple Past) Unit 11 The Soft Sell -Art BuchwaldInfinitives and Gerunds; Relative Clauses; Constructions with It; What Clauses for Emphasis Unit 12 Glove Purchase in Gibraltar -Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)Conjunctions-And vs. But; Literary Language: Similes, Metaphors, Double Meanings; Complex Sentences; Conditional-Real Unit 13 What Do You Do with Your Old Coffee Grounds? -Howard LindsayReview-Irregular Verbs; Parallelism Unit 14 The Romance of a Busy Broker -O. HenryModifier Patterns; Transitional Devices; Conditional-Unreal Unit 15 University Days -James ThurberPart 1Part 2Transition Words (Coordinating and Subordinating Conjunctions, Conjunctive Adverbs); Punctuation (Commas, Semicolons); Conditional-Past Unreal Answer Key
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