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101 Conversations in Simple English


Olly Richards



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Olly Richards Publishing Ltd
26 November 2020
Improve your spoken English from home with 101 real-world conversations in simple, everyday English.

Real English people don't speak like your textbook... so it's no wonder you feel unprepared when it's your turn to speak! This book fixes that. For the first time, you'll learn to speak English in the REAL world, with 101 authentic conversations in simple, spoken English, so you can become confident in the words, phrases and expressions you need to communicate like a local.

101 Conversations in Simple English will transport you into the streets of London, where you'll follow the exciting story of two friends who stumble upon valuable paintings in an antique market. But this isn't just any story - it's a gripping drama told through 101 authentic conversations between real English-speaking people. With over 15,000 words of dialogue, you'll have an exciting resource that will immerse you in English, at a level you can understand, so you can learn real spoken English without getting lost or overwhelmed.

Here's what you'll get:

1. 101 conversations in simple English, so you can learn the real English spoken in the street, understand spoken English with ease, and have English roll off your tongue more fluently;

2. Real, daily spoken English throughout - it's as if we held up a microphone and recorded the exact words coming out of people's mouths - so you can learn the expressions that real people use on the street (not in textbooks). You'll sound more authentic when you speak and make English-speaking friends more easily;

3. Situational dialogues from typical daily circumstances, so you'll prepare yourself to survive realistic English encounters, in shops and cafes, and make meeting people and making arrangements second nature;

4. Conversations that are carefully written to be accessible for beginners (A2-B1 on the CEFR), so you can start to learn from real, spoken conversations, even as a beginner, without having to go through the rollercoaster of difficult conversations with strangers;

5. Each conversation is limited to around 15 lines of dialogue (150 words), so you can get that crucial sense of achievement and motivation when you finish each conversation, and say I actually understood all of that!

6. Summaries of each conversation which contextualise each dialogue, so you can easily follow the plot and enjoy the story without getting lost;

The story is set in London and includes expressions that are typical in British English. However, the story is written primarily in neutral English. This way, you'll have plenty to learn, whether you're learning the English spoken in England, North America, Australia or any other English-speaking community.

Created by Olly Richards, internationally-renowned language teacher and author, 101 Conversations in Simple English gives you an education in real English that you won't find anywhere else. You'll be better prepared for using English in the real world, speak with more confidence, and take a giant leap towards fluency in English!

Imprint:   Olly Richards Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   236g
ISBN:   9781914190049
ISBN 10:   1914190041
Series:   101 Conversations
Pages:   238
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction; How to Use this Book; The Five-Step Reading Process; Character Profiles; Introduction to the Story; 1. Natalie and Alice 2. The journey to the market 3. Camden Market 4. Robert Green's shop 5. Some very special drawings 6. How did they get here? 7. The call 8. A suspicious man 9. The news 10. The second robbery 11. Alice and Natalie in the cafe 12. The next step 13. At Lawrence Windsor's mansion 14. The reward 15. The key 16. The investigation 17. The interruption 18. Lawrence and Mariana 19. The second collection 20. The cleaner 21. The metal box 22. Charlie 23. The gardener 24. Artur 25. The first suspect 26. The cooks 27. The discussion 28. The nanny 29. The security guard 30. Daniel 31. The video footage 32. The person in the video footage 33. Two hats 34. The conclusions 35. Natalie and Mariana Windsor return 36. The promise 37. Alice tells Natalie what she knows 38. Natalie tells Alice what she knows 39. There he is again! 40. Following the man in the hat 41. The alleyway 42. The bookshop 43. Face to face with the man in the hat 44. The Historians' Club 45. What the man in the hat was doing at the market 46. What the man in the hat did next 47. The suspects 48. The man in the hat disappears 49. Pauline at the market 50. Back in Robert Green's shop 51. The memory 52. Natalie and Alice have doubts about Robert Green 53. In the pub 54. The plan 55. Back in the Windsor's house 56. The test 57. Crying 58. Mariana's confession 59. The trade-off 60. Little Nemo 61. Mariana, regretful 62. Mariana's plea to Robert Green 63. Forgiveness 64. The police 65. The telephone call 66. The meeting in the square 67. The plan with Detective Smith 68. The interrogation 69. A new suspect 70. The search for Michael Wright 71. The last location 72. The trip to Newcastle 73. The Newcastle arts festival 74. The chase 75. Michael Wright 76. Michael's story 77. The non-existent call 78. The deceit 79. The return trip 80. The escape 81. The chase 82. The bicycles 83. The fall 84. The plan 85. The distraction 86. The argument 87. The gun! 88. Pete 89. The briefcase 90. Robert Green wakes up 91. The departure of Robert Green 92. The return of the drawings 93. The donation 94. The reward 95. The opening 96. The offer 97. The second offer 98. Lawrence Windsor's speech 99. The map 100. A special invitation 101. The Windsors

Reviews for 101 Conversations in Simple English (CEFR A2-B1)

Olly's language-learning insights are right in line with the best of what we know from neuroscience and cognitive psychology about how to learn effectively. I love his work! - Dr. Barbara Oakley, Bestselling Author of A Mind for Numbers

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