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THE BASIC TEACHER

CONTENTS


COVER
PREFIX
INTRODUCTION
STEP1 . Vocabulary and Structure  1.
2 . Vocabulary and Reading ( My Room )  8.
3 . Vocabulary and Structure 10.
4 . Vocabulary and Reading ( At the Station ) 17.
5 . Vocabulary and Structure 20.
6 . Vocabulary and Reading (An English Family) 28.
7 . Vocabulary and Structure 32.
8 . Vocabulary and Reading (In the Garden) 40.
9 . Vocabulary and Structure 43.
10. Vocabulary and Reading (A Town) 50.
11. Vocabulary,Structure, Reading (Trouble with a Tooth) 56.
12. Vocabulary, Structure, Reading (Bathroom Door) 67.
13. Vocabulary and Structure 76.
14. Vocabulary, Reading (A Ship Comes In) 84.
15. Vocabulary and Structure. 90.
16. Vocabulary, Reading (A Talk in the Train) 98.
17. Vocabulary and Structure. 98.
18. Vocabulary, Structure, Reading (At the End of the Day) 118.
19. Vocabulary, Structure, Reading (News of Old Friends) 123.
20. Vocabulary, Structure, Reading (A Talk about the Weather) 135.
21. Vocabulary, Structure, Reading (Summer Time) 145.
22. Vocabulary and Structure 153.
23. Vocabulary and Reading (The Last Minute in Bed)   M 160.
24. Vocabulary, Structure, Reading (Getting a New Cook)   M 165
25. Vocabulary, Structure, Reading (At the Office) 176
26. Vocabulary and Reading (Looking at a House) 184
27. Vocabulary and Reading (Taxes) 192
28. Vocabulary and Readings (Getting Ones Picture Taken) 199
29. Vocabulary and Reading (The Dressmaker) 208
30. Vocabulary and Reading (Fishing)215
31. Vocabulary and Reading (Housework)222
32. Vocabulary and Reading (Moving In)222
33. Vocabulary and Reading (Men and Machines)238
34. Vocabulary and Reading (Looking at Pictures)246
35. Vocabulary and Reading (War and Peace) 254.
36. Numbers and Reading (A Poor Family)262.
37. The Time and Reading (The Radio) 273.
38. Reading (A Day In Town) 282.
39. The Calendar and Reading (A Talk on the Telephone) 290.
40. Reading (A Letter to a Friend) 300.
41. Money, Weights, Measures, Reading (Goes Marketing) 307.
42. Reading (Basic for Everyday Needs) 317.
43. Reading (Going to the Pictures) 327
44. Reading (The Smash) 334
45. Reading (Some Notes about England) 342
LISTS 351
1 .Nouns both countable and non-countables
2 .Comparison of Adjectives
3 .Nouns which take -er,-ing, -ed
4 .Adjectives which take un-
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THE BASIC TEACHER
A COURSE FOR EUROPEAN STUDENTS
by
L W. LOCKHART
Assistant Director of the Orthological Institute

PICTURES BY JAMES FORSYTH
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THE BASIC ENGLISH PUBLISHING COMPANY
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1950

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PREFACE

    This is the most comprehensive and detailed course in Basic English that has so far been published. No previous knowledge of English Is assumed. Starting at the beginning, the course introduces the learner, in a series of graded Steps, to the whole of the grammar and vocabulary of Basic, and to most of the Idioms and expanded senses that the system allows. It takes him to a stage at which he can readily perfect his command of Basic through practice and reading, and, with the aid of The General Basic English Dictionary, should be able to follow the sense of any ordinary text in wider English.
    The latest rulings concerning Basic usage have been adopted In this book. These will later be incorporated in a new edition of The Basic Words.
    In writing the course I have drawn very fully on The ABC of Basic English, Basic Step by Step, and other teaching material prepared by the Orthological Institute. In a sense, therefore, alt who contributed to these earlier books may be said to have collaborated in the present work, though they have no responsibility for its defects. But I must make special acknowledgment of my very great indebtedness to Dr. E. C. Graham, whose advice and criticism were invaluable throughout the revision and correction of the first draft, and who bat indefatigably checked and re-checked the proofs. I am also grateful to the German translator, Mr. W. Repton, for many helpful suggestions on points of detail. which have added greatly to the lucidity of the exposition for foreign students.

L. W. L.    


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