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To the Student: Welcome to CANA and Welcome to English class for beginners! Let me congratulate you for having the courage to learn another language. Maybe this will be your second language or your third language. If so, by now you know it is not that easy. But you have the determination to succeed. Remember there is no progress without work and dedication. Be patience with yourself and don’t worry about making mistakes; mistakes are necessary to learn. You must believe you can learn English. Persistence always wins. This course is designed for adult students who have limited knowledge or just the basics of the English language. We are confident that this textbook will help you improve your English skills. English class for beginners is a textbook intended to be used for oral practices in the classroom with a partner or working in groups under the supervision of an instructor. Different exercises will be given each week such as reading and listening exercises. The material is divided in 12 lessons containing vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation exercises. Each lessons are based on daily and practical situations such as shopping for groceries, asking for directions, introducing yourself, ordering a meal, etc. All the exercises in English for beginners are designed to be functional. We are using practical and situational conversations that we believe will give you immediate tools to put in practice right a way.

We think you’ll enjoy learning English and using this textbook at CANA. It is our firm belief that you will improve. At the end of the course you will be speaking a functional English. We wish you the best! Your teacher Miriam Susana Casado

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About Us: CANA, “Assistance Crossroads for Newcomers”, is a community organization favoring social and economic participation of immigrants to Quebec society. CANA’s mission is to provide support and coaching for newcomers in their

individual or collective integration process. CANA achieves its mission by: 

Offering welcome, guidance and information services related to different aspects of living in Quebec (accommodation, education, healthcare, work...);

Organizing integration activities aiming at the acquisition of the common language, social and community actions and democratic practice;

Initiating opportunities for meetings and intercultural community actions;

Promoting citizen involvement in the choice, organization and accomplishment of CANA’s activities.

Supporting the positive contribution of immigration to the human and cultural prosperity.

Defending overtly immigrants and refugees acknowledged rights and fighting racism and exclusion;

Developing links with local and national organizations.

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Lettre de la directrice: Il me fait plaisir de vous présenter, au nom de l’équipe du CANA et de Susana Casado, notre bénévole passionnée ce manuel d’apprentissage de l’anglais langue seconde. Le CANA n’a pas changé de vocation et reste avant tout un organisme d’aide aux personnes immigrantes et non un éditeur de manuels scolaires. Cependant, nous avons trouvé important de créer un outil qui nous ressemble, qui ressemble à la façon dont vous, participants du CANA, abordez l’apprentissage d’une 2e ou 3e langue. Réservé aux personnes qui maitrisent la langue française, langue commune du Québec, ce manuel a pour but de vous guider dans, vos premières phrases en Anglais. Vous y apprendrez à communiquer dans différents moments de la vie quotidienne et à interagir entre vous en Anglais. A l’image du CANA, ce manuel compte sur vous, vos suggestions et vos idées pour s’améliorer et s’enrichir. Let’s speak English !

Florence Bourdeau Directrice CANA

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Table of contents

LESSON 1 — HERE I AM – SUSAN

LESSON 2 — MEET MY FAMIY, FRIENDS, AND NEIGHBORS

LESSON 3 — THIS IS WHERE I LIVE: MY APARTMENT AND MY TOWN

LESSON 4 — WHAT I LIKE TO EAT: MEALS AND FOOD

LESSON 5 — LET’S GO BUY SOME CLOTHES FOR WINTER

LESSON 6 — A POSTCARD FROM QUEBEC

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LESSON 1 HERE I AM – SUSAN HELLO! How are you? My name is Susan. I’m so happy to be here. I’m fifteen years old and I live in Montreal but I’m from Vancouver, British Columbia. I’m Canadian. I have brown eyes and also I have brown hair. My friends tell me that I’m friendly and kind, but my parents think that I’m a little bit lazy but also intelligent. I’m in second year of high school. I’m learning French as a second language.

What about you? How are you? How old are you?

What is your name? What is your nationality?

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Countries Colombia Africa Italy Japan Ireland England United States Canada Spain Latin America China France Mexico India Algeria Morocco

Nationalities Colombian African Italian Japanese Irish English American Canadian Spaniard Latin American Chinese French Mexican Indian Algerian Moroccan

Let’s see which nationalities have in your classroom: Examples William is Canadian My friend is English

Heather is American My cousin is Irish

Exercise 1: What about You? I’m Quebecer . I’m from Quebec. Let’s practice with a partner!

LESSON 1

HERE I AM – SUSAN


EXERCISE 2: FILL IN THE BLANKS WITH ENGLISH WORDS YOU KNOW BY NOW. __________________________________________. (Je m’appelle Susana) 2. ____________________________________________. (J’ai quatorce ans) 3. _____________________________________________. (Je suis espagnole) 4. _____________________________________________. (Bonjour! Ca va?)

Grammar focus: If you want to talk about other people, you will need to know how to conjugate verbs. But you need to learn pronouns first. These are: SINGULAR I

(first person of singular)

YOU (second per son of singular )

PLURAL WE

(first person of plural)

YOU (second person of plural)

THEY (Third person of plural) HE SHE (THIRD PERSON of singular ) IT

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Here are the verb TO BE (être) and to have (avoir) TO BE

TO HAVE

I AM

(je suis)

I HAVE

(j’ai)

YOU ARE

(tu es)

YOU HAVE

(tu as)

HE IS

(ils est)

HE HAS

(il a)

SHE IS

(elle est)

SHE HAS

(elle a)

IT IS

IT HAS

WE ARE

(nous sommes)

WE HAVE

(nous avons)

YOU ARE

(vous êtes)

YOU HAVE

(vous avez)

THEY ARE

(Ils/elles sont)

THEY HAVE

(ils/elles ont)

NUMBERS:

1 One

2 Two

3 Three

4 Four

5 Five

6 Six

7 Seven 10 Ten

8 Eight 11 Eleven

9 Nine 12 Twelve

13 Thirteen

14 Fourteen

15 Fifteen

16 Sixteen

17 Seventeen

18 Eighteen

19 Nineteen

20 Twenty

21 Twenty one

22 Twenty two

23 Twenty three

24 Twenty four

25 Twenty five

26 Twenty six

27 Twenty seven

28 Twenty eight

29 Twenty nine

30 Thirty

40 Forty

50 Fifty

60 Sixty

70 Seventy

80 Eighty

90 Ninety

100 One Hundred

1000 One Thousand

1000000 Million

LESSON 1

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How many? / Combien? How many apples? Two apples, four apples, How many bananas? Five hundred bananas, seventy-one bananas. WHEN? /QUAND? When you are coming? May be tomorrow. I’m coming this evening. Morning Day

afternoon

evening

week

month

year

century Yesterday

today

Day after tomorrow

Second

DAYS OF THE WEEK: What day is today? MONDAY TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

tomorrow

day before yesterday

minute

hour

MONTHS OF THE YEAR: Which month is your birthday? JANUARY

JULY

FEBRUARY

AUGUST

MARCH

SEPTEMBER

APRIL

OCTOBER

MAY

NOVEMBER

JUNE

DECEMBER

SUNDAY

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EXERCISE 3: 1. WHEN IS YOUR BIRTHDAY? My birthday is on June 6th. 2. What is your date of birth? My date of birth is July 25th, 1974. 3. How old are you? I’m 25 years old. 4. What is your name and your last name? My name is John and my last name is Smith 5. What’s your phone number? My phone number is 514-284-2541 6. How you spell your name and your last name? J-o-h-n S-m-i-t-h 7. Practice with your partners this questions.

Notes:______________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________

LESSON 1

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WHAT IS SPELLING? Comes from the verb spell, in French (épeler) Write or name the letters that form a word, name or last name in correct sequence. It’s important to know how to spell your name. Example: NUMBER

N-U-M-B-E-R

PHONE

P-H-O-N-E

EVELYN

E-V-E-L-Y-N

COULD YOU SPELL YOUR NAME?

HARPER

H-A-R-P-E-R

LET’S PRACTICE!

BRYAN

B-R-Y-A-N

ANDREA

A-N-D-R-E-A

EXERCISE 4

DIALOGUE #1: A: Are you new around here? B: Yes, I just moved here. A: Nice to meet you. B: I'm happy to meet you too. A: When did you move here? B: I've been here six months ago. A: How do you like it? B: I love it here. A: It's gorgeous here don't you think so? B: Yes, it is. It's wonderful. A: I would like to welcome you to the neighborhood. B: That's very sweet of you.

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DIALOGUE #2:

A: I haven't seen you around here before, so are you new here? B: As a matter of fact, yes, I am. A: It's nice to meet you. B: Nice to meet you too. A: When did you move out here? B: I moved here about a month ago. A: What do you think of Montreal so far? B: It's a beautiful city. A: Welcome to Montreal! B: Thank you!

DIALOGUE #3:

A: Are you new in town? B: Yes, I am! A: It's nice to meet you. B: It's nice to meet you too. A: How long has it been since you moved here? B: It's been a year. A: Do you like it here so far? B: I actually do like it here. A: Isn't it beautiful? B: Yes. It is beautiful here. A: Let me welcome you to Quebec.

LESSON 1

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Pronunciation Pronounce the sound in the words heel, key, piece, seat

e ea ee ei eo ey i ie y

Be, complete Bean, cheap, eat, meat, seat Heel, queen, seed, tree Receive People Key Machine, police Field, piece Lazy

Pronounce the sound in the words eight, mail, pay, taste

a ai

Gate, lace, lady, shade, taste, late, race Complain, explain, mail, tail, wait

ay ea ei ey

Day, pay Great Eight, neighbor, veil They

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Pronounce the sound in the words home, hen, hot, happy This sound can be spelled in any of the following ways H

Here, head, hair, hat, Who, hood, home, hunt, Whole, hide, hurt, help, Hen, hot, hungry, happy, Behind, ahead.

SILENT H: What, when, where, why; hour, honest, honor, heir, herb.

Notes:______________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________

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LESSON 2 Meet my famiy, friends, and neighbors Hello! I’m Sophie. How are you today? I would like to introduce my

family. We are a small and friendly family. My father; his name is William and my mother’s name is Helen. My father is 39 years old and my mom is 37 years old. They are really nice, but a little bit strict. I have a brother his name is Luke. He is eighteen years old. He is intelligent but sometimes annoying. My grand-parents live in Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver, B.C. is a little bit far from us, but we go visit them each summer. My father’s sister is my Aunt Sally. She is a beautiful young woman who lives in Nice in the south of France. She is twenty-eight years and I love to visit her. My best friend is called Elizabeth. She is a wonderful little girl she is always nice and fun! I have a dog called Max. He is a golden retriever; he is curious and very active. We also have an old lazy cat named Mitsy.

Our neighbors, the Haneman’s are good friends with my parents. They have two daughters, they’re twins of four years old, Andrea and Kimberly. From time to time I baby-sit them.

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Vocabulary Family: Wife Husband Sister Brother Parents Grandparents Grandmother Grandfather Daughter Son Aunt

Uncle Niece Nephew Twin Cousin Friends Friend Close friend Classmate Neighbor

Pets: Dog Bird Cat

Hamster Goldfish Guinea pig

Miss Carson Mrs. Morgan Ms. Chung Mr. Lopez

Single females Married females Single or married females, Single or married males

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Exercise 1: Let’s play! Example: Game of spelling and phone numbers: Hi, my name is …..

Talk with a partner about your fam- What is your name? Can I have your phone number, ily. Then ask him or her about their

please?

family.

Yes, my phone number is 514-388 -8432.

ONE MORE TIME! The verb TO be Regular Form

Abbreviation Form

I am Susana

I’m Susana

You are in my class

You’re in my class

She is in our class

She’s in our class

He is over there

He’s over there

It is my English book

It’s my English book

We are friends

We’re friends

You are cousins

You’re cousins

They are twins

They’re twins

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WHAT’S THIS? PREPOSITION:

A – BEFORE CONSONAN AN- BEFORE VOWELS

This is a book This is an apple

ORIENTATION Where are the keys? The keys are in the box In front of the box Behind the box

ON

UNDER

IN FRONT

ON THE LEFT

Next to the box

ABOVE

Under the box

UP

BEHIND

IN THE MIDDLE

On the box

IN

DOWN

ON THE EDGE ON THE RIGHT

ON THE TOP

ON THE BOTTOM

BELOW

Exercise 2: 1.- This is _____ wallet. 2.- This is_____ cell phone. 3.- This is _____ clock. 4.- This is _____ eraser. 5.- This is _____ purse.

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6.- This is _____ address. 7.- This is _____ television. 8.- This is _____ umbrella. 9.- This is _____ cake. 10.- This is_____ exercise.

Meet my family, friends, and neighbors


WHERE ARE YOU FROM? Are you from Algeria, Sandra? No, I’m not from Algeria I’m from Mexico Are you from Morocco Mourad? Yes, I’m from Morocco. I’m Moroccan.

Negative statements and yes/no questions Negative No, I’m not from New York.

I’m from Canada.

No, You’re not from Toronto.

You’re from Calgary.

No, he’s not from Manitoba.

He’s from Toronto.

No, she’s not from Winnipeg.

She’s from Yukon.

No, it’s not English.

It’s German.

No, we’re not from Italy.

We’re from Manitoba.

No, you’re not from Japan.

You’re from Vancouver.

No, they’re not from Mexico.

They’re from Alberta.

QUESTIONS WITH THE VERB TO BE: Am I late? Are you from Cuba? Is she from Mexico? Is he Moroccan?

Is it Chinese you are speaking? Are you from California? Are we early today? Are they in Canada?

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EXERCISE 3: Wendy: Hello, Charles. How _____ you? (is/are) _____sorry – what’s your name again? (she’s/I’m) Charles: ______ Charles- Charles Watson. (I’m/it’s) Wendy: That’s right! Charles, this _____ Karen Turner. (is/am) (she’s/he’s) ______ in our English class. Charles: Hi, Karen______ nice to meet you. (I’m/it’s) Karen: Hi, Charles. I think _______ in my yoga class, too. (you’re/I’m) Charles: Oh, right! Yes, I_____. (are/am)

DIALOGUES: a.- Do you want to learn English? b.- Yes, I do – very much. a.- Why do you want to learn English? b.- Because it’ll be useful in the future.

a.-I want to learn English. b.-Then you must speak it. a.-Why must I speak it? b.-Because you want to learn it.

a.-Do you understand the sentence b.-I don’t understand it completely. a.-All right, then. I’ll repeat it. b.-Thank you very much.

a.-Did you understand what I said? b.-No, I didn’t. Would you please say it again? a.-Of course. I’ll say it again slowly. b.-That will help a lot.

a.-Please write down John’s address. b.-All right, but would you please speak very slowly. a.- Yes. Do you want me to spell each word too? b.-Not the numbers – only the names.

a-What are you studying right now? b.-I’m doing my English course. a.-What’s the hardest thing about English? b.-Pronunciation is the hardest thing for me.

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Pronunciation: Pronounce the sound in the words food, shoe, to, true This sound can be spelled in any of the following Ew

brew, crew, stew, sew

O

do, to

Oe

canoe, shoe, toe

Oo

food, fool, noon, pool

Ou

soup, through, you

U

rude

Ue

blue, true

Ui

fruit, juice

Pronounce the sound in the words coat, grow, toe, woke This sound can be spelled in any of the following

O

joke, smoke, woke

Oa

coast, coat, soap, throat

Ou

although, shoulder, soul

Ow

blow, grow, low, mow

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Pronounce the sound TH in the words: Think, thought, method, month This sound can be spelled in any of the following ways thirsty,

think,

thumb,

thought,

three,

thousand,

thick,

thin,

healthy,

author,

method,

worthless,

arithmetic,

earth,

bath,

month,

mouth,

tooth.

Notes:______________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________

LESSON 2

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