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Most foreign graduate physicians and nurses have a good command of the English language, however, their pronunciation, stress and intonation patterns, or lack of familiarity with idiomatic expressions and slang interfere with their ability to be clearly understood or to comprehend the subtle nuances of communication.
This program addresses:
- Pronunciation of difficult consonants and vowels
- Stress and intonation patterns of words and sentences
- Idiomatic expressions and slang
Features of this program:
- 49 exercises in workbook and CD
- 4 ¾ hours of training exercises on CD
- Vocabulary used in the medical setting
- Before and after speech samples
- Used as independent study or with the guidance of a professional
Which do I order, Medically Speaking: Accent Modification for the Medical Profession or Medically Speaking RULES?
Medically Speaking: Accent Modification for the Medical Profession addresses the key fundamental issues of stress and intonation patterns, pronunciation of sounds within words and sentences, and 100 idiomatic expressions that are used in medical vocabulary. This is often the primary book when individuals have intellligibility issues. It is arranged with audio CD accompaniments for all exercises (except Idiomatic Expressions) and the individual can independently practice the units under the guidance and recommendations of the speech-language pathologist.
Medically Speaking RULES (MS RULES) is a resource and interactive workbook enhancing concepts taught in the Medically Speaking program. It provides extensive activities for units in Medically Speaking, e.g. compound nouns, heteronyms, question patterns, and 60 more idiomatic expressions with activities. Features that are unique to MS RULES are units on acronyms and initializations, numbers, articles, and other RULES to master the intonation patters of American English. Many of the exercises have selected items on the audio CDs for practice. When you purchase both books, you can address a greater range of competency and use the books simultaneously or sequentially depending on the needs of the particular individual. These books can be used for individuals, groups, or as a resource within the language lab.
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