Basic Composition for ESL: An Expository Workbook

  • AUTHORS: Jann Huizenga; Gladys Berro Francis; Courtenay Meade Snellings
  • ISBN-13: 9780838430040 
  • 250 Pages  Paperback 
  • 3rd Edition  |  Previous Editions: 1982
  • ©1991     Published
  • Level(s): Beginning | Low-intermediate (US)
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Overview

About The Product

BASIC COMPOSITION FOR ESL combines traditional approaches to composition with process writing through step-by-step explanations, exercises, and strategies. It has been designed for university-bound students or professionals who are studying English as a Second Language yet it is flexible enough to be used by any others wanting to improve their basic writing skills. The text is intended to be used after students have gained rudimentary competence in writing at the sentence level.

Features

  • Basic organizational skills.
  • Rhetorical modes of communication.
  • Practical and academic writing lessons.
  • Lessons gradually increase in complexity.

About the Contributor

AUTHORS
  • Jann Huizenga

    MA - Linguistics Minor - TESOL; MA - French Language & Literature

  • Gladys Berro Francis

  • Courtenay Meade Snellings

Table of Contents

1. GIVING INSTRUCTIONS
How to Feel Comfortable at an American Dinner Party
How To Make a Good Impression at a Job Interview
How to Use a Copy Machine
How to Get to Arlington National Cemetery From the White House
2. TELLING WHAT HAPPENED: OBJECTIVE REPORTING
Ice Causes Accident
Rain Causes Accident
The First Manned Flight to the Moon
An Historic Event
Independence Day in Middleburg
3. ANALYZING BY CAUSE AND EFFECT
Why Blake College is Popular
Why Croft College is Unpopular
Why Sandra Miller is Not Healthy
Why Bob Adams (or Someone You Know) is Healthy
The Causes of Famine
4. COMPARING AND CONTRASTING
My Two Brothers
Two Sisters
Two Houses for Sale
Two Items for Sale and Two Apartments for Rent
Two Cities
5. CLASSIFYING
Amount of Carbohydrates in Foods
Amount of Protein in Foods
Contact Sports
Careers and Noncontact Sports
The Uses of Cattle
6. DESCRIBING A MECHANISM OR A PROCESS
A Television
An AM/FM Radio
The Human Respiratory System
A System or Machine
Earthquakes