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Unit 1: Workbook
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The four basic components of IN ENGLISH®, shown below, are used in each of the program's 12 units: Scenes (S), Dialog (D), Vocabulary (V), and Pronunciation (P). Sequential bookmarks appear in the lower left corner (e.g. 6S) throughout the videos to allow instant reference to the accompanying workbooks.
Students are given a visual tour of some of the most popular
landmarks and activities in and around Southern California—
the International Airport, the bustling Grand Central Public
Market downtown, Venice Beach, Santa Monica Mountains, plus
other locations typifying other cities and communities.
As the vivid world outside is brought into the classroom,
students are able to follow the narrator's description of
the depicted scenes word-for-word in their workbooks. This
segment presents and contextualizes the new vocabulary and
sentence structures for each unit.
Actors, using sentence structures and vocabulary presented
previously, can be seen and heard in an unfolding story that
reflects true-to-life conversations.
By both eavesdropping on this interaction and reading it in their workbooks, students become acquainted with everyday conversation, social intercourse, and customs of our contemporary culture.
The script in the workbooks also allows teachers to lead
their students in reenactments of the video's drama.
These are natural, informal interactions that can be replayed at will for students struggling with the nuances of American
culture and language.
This component presents students with a "visual dictionary"
and/or contextual skits for 1,600 words. The assimilation
and retention of this relevant and serviceable vocabulary is
assured by the images and the flexibility of video. At any
time, the segment can be stopped or replayed for questions,
practice, role-playing skits, or review.
In this component, all the words and phrases included in the vocabulary list are clearly enunciated to the camera in a natural-paced pronunciation. Between each word or phrase, the speaker pauses long enough to let students emulate what they've just heard.