Common Social English Errors in Hong Kong: A Guide to Polite English

 
9789620006029: Common Social English Errors in Hong Kong: A Guide to Polite English
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Common Social English Errors in Hong Kong 'lt was a wonderful trip in my life' ... 'we like to watch horrible films' ... 'l am agree with you' ... These are just some of the common errors made by Chinese users of English in social situations. This book tells you how to avoid them. Simple short sentences and funny cartoon illustrations tell you what the error is and explain the correct English usage. lt is the perfect way to improve your social English. Features: - Sections covered include telephoning, meals and restaurants, money and shopping, leisure, studies and jobs, current affairs and politics. - Special sections on subjects to avoid, American and British usage and a summary of Hong Kong words. - Easy to follow key that highlights errors and points out Hong Kong specific usage. - Original cartoon illustrations. - Clear indexing for easy reference. David Bunton lived in Guangzhou and Hong Kong for seven years as a child and studied in Melbourne, Canberra and Hong Kong Universities. He speaks Cantonese and has travelled widely in Asia. He has worked in Hong Kong for over 20 years, teaching in secondary schools, then working in teacher education and the examination system, and is now a university lectutrer. He is the author of Common English Errors in Hong Kong, Common Written & Spoken English Errors, and co-author of New Trends in English 4 & 5, New Trends in English 5: Listening Revision and Exam Practice and Longman Advanced Integrated Listening.

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