Basic English Course

American English Language Program

The six modules which comprise the entire American English language program are structured as follows:

Model sentences comprise the basic structures/patterns and a basic vocabulary of the English language.  They are introduced at the rate of 15 in each study Unit, or 150 in each module and culminating in 900 for the entire program.

These structures provide “building blocks” for all of the material studied in the program.  Consequently, there are approximately 4 variation sentences for each model sentence.  As a part of his mastery of English, therefore, the student practices and learns approximately 3,600 variation sentences in addition to the basic 900 patterns.

✓  The Questions and Answers section introduces the most basic elements of conversation by giving the student practice in pairing and matching the base sentences into conversational form.

✓  Substitution Drills introduce the variation sentences, using vocabulary and grammatical substitution techniques.

✓  The Conversation section consists of short dialogues giving the student the opportunity to practice the new Unit material in informal conversation in the classroom.

✓  Exercises in each unit can be used as oral and written drills for all of the materials introduced in the Unit.

✓  Beginning with Book Two, a Reading Practice section is added to each Unit, and beginning with Book Three, a Verb Study section.  Books Four, Five and Six include Participation Drills for classroom use, and Books Five and Six present Grammar Study materials and review exercises.

✓  Each book includes a Key to the exercises and a Word Index which lists in alphabetical order every word introduced in the book, and cites the sentence and Unit number in which the new word first occurred.

There are special Review Units in Books One through Four.

✓  For classes that meet for three to five hours a week, each book in the program provides material for approximately three months of study.

Module 1 — Model sentences (1-150)

Unit 1      Greetings (1-15)

Unit 2      Classroom Expressions (16-30)

Unit 3      Identifying Objects (31-45)

Unit 4      Identifying Objects (46-60)

Unit 5      Identifying People by Occupation (61-75)

Review of Units 1-5 (Examination)

Unit 6      Introduction and Courtesies (76-90)

Unit 7      Days and Months of the Calendar (91-105)

Unit 8      Talking About Objects (106-120)

Unit 9      Telling Time (121-135)

Unit 10    Talking About Dates (136-150)

Review of Units 6-10 (Examination)

Word Index for Book One contains 457 words total.

Module 2 — Model sentences (151-300)

Unit 1          Talking About Objects and People (151-165)

Unit 2          Talking About Languages (166-180)

Unit 3          Talking About Activities (181-195)

Unit 4          Asking About Age (196-210)

Unit 5          Talking About Daily Activities (211-225)

Review of Units 1-5 (Examination)

Unit 6          Talking About Yesterday’s Activities (226-240)

Unit 7          Meeting a Friend (241-255)

Unit 8          Talking About Last Year’s Activities (256-270)

Unit 9          Asking About Addresses (271-285)

Unit 10        Asking Questions (286-300)

Review of Units 6-10 (Examination)

Word Index for Book Two contains 375 words total.

Module 3 – Model Sentences (301-450)

Unit 1          Describing Objects (301-315)

Unit 2          Asking People to Do Things (316-330)

Unit 3          Getting Information and Directions (331-345)

Unit 4          Talking About Family and Relatives (346-360)

Unit 5          Talking About Neighbors and Friends (361-375)

Review of Units 1-5 (Examination)

Unit 6          Talking About Future Activities (376-390)

Unit 7          Talking About the Weather (391-405)

Unit 8          Talking About Sickness (406-420)

Unit 9          Talking About Daily Habits (421-435)

Unit 10        Getting Other People’s Opinions and Ideas (436-450)

Review of Units 6-10 (Examination)

Word Index for Book Three contains 373 words total.

Module 4 – Model Sentences (601-750)

Unit 1          Making Plans (451-465)

Unit 2          Making Decisions (466-480)

Unit 3          Going Places (481-495)

Unit 4          Going Shopping (496-510)

Unit 5          Eating in a Restaurant (511-525)

Review of Units 1-5 (Examination)

Unit 6          Going Out For the Evening (526-540)

Unit 7          Making Appointments (541-555)

Unit 8          Visiting the Doctor (556-570)

Unit 9          Making Telephone Calls (571-585)

Unit 10        Writing Letters (586-600)

Review of Units 6-10 (Examination)

Word Index for Book Four contains 580 words total.

Module 5 – Model Sentences (601-615)

Unit 1                    Telling About Past Experiences (601-615)

Unit 2                    Asking About Furniture and Places to Live (616-630)

Unit 3                    Talking About Things to Wear (631-645)

Unit 4                    Discussing Different Points of View (646-660)

Unit 5                    Talking About Possible Future Activities (661-675)

Unit 6                   Talking About Past Possibilities (676-690)

Unit 7                    Likes and Dislikes (691-705)

Unit 8                    Giving Advice and Opinions (706-720)

Unit 9                    Asking Favours of Other People (721-735)

Unit 10        Making Preparations to Travel (736-750)

Word Index for Book Five contains 489 words total.

Module 6 —  Model Sentences (754-900)

Unit 1           Countries and Nationalities (751-765)

Unit 2           Geography and Land Features (766-780)

Unit 3           Schools and Education (781-795)

Unit 4           Work and Careers (796-810)

Unit 5           Farms and Factories (811-825)

Unit 6          Hobbies and Interests (826-840)

Unit 7          Recreation and Sport (841-855)

Unit 8          Newspapers and Magazines (856-870)

Unit 9          Radio and Television (871-885)

Unit 10        Music and Literature (886-900)

The Word Index for Book Six contains 581 words total.

There are 2,855 words total for all six books.


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