ENG 099 Conversational American English (Dec. 2012) Atom 5:
Formal Telephone English
This atom is an introduction to formal telephone English that you can use for work, business, talking to a teacher or other formal conversations.
- Please study these vocabulary words before doing the reading and video watching below.
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- Why do you think Della is not happy?
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- Christmas Short Story 1 of 10 adapted from “The Gift of the Magi,” part of O. Henry’s 1906 collection of Short Stories “The Four Million.” Public Domain in the US, because it was published in the US before 1923 and therefore is in the public domain due to copyright expiration.
- Lecture 1 from 29:05 to 37:30 via YouTube. Copyright © 2012 by Charlie Danoff/Mr. Danoff’s Teaching Laboratory. Rights Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
- “En-us-flat.ogg” Copyright © 2006 by Wiktionary User:Dvortygirl/Wikimedia Commons. Rights available under the GFDL / CCASA 3.0, 2.5, 2.0 & 1.0 licenses. Download (right click with your mouse, then select “Save as”): from danoff.org or Wikmedia Commons [Ogg Vorbis sound file 16.5 KB]
- “The Gift of the Magi” recording by Marian Brown for Librivox. All Librivox recordings are available under the under the Creative Commons Public Domain Certification. Originally published via Librivox.
- Librivox Recording of The Gift of the Magi Album Art Cover design by Janette Brown. This design is in the public domain per the PDF.
- Portrait of Porter from frontispiece in his collection of short stories, Waifs and Strays. O. Henry. “William Sydney Porter, Wiafs and Strays frontispiece” via Wikimedia Commons. By unattributed (Austin History Center, Austin Public Library). The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason: because its first publication occurred prior to January 1, 1923. This media file is in the public domain in the United States.
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