THE ENGLISH SPEAKING WORLD

written and produced by Tom Boyd

A RICH CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL BACKGROUND TO THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD

A 12-part cassette series, with tapescripts, designed for foreign students of English at an intermediate or advanced level, for individual self-study or for classroom use.

These cassettes present an attractive introduction to much of the finest literature written in the English language - prose, poetry and drama - performed in the authentic accents of each region by leading professional actors from all over the world, such as Alan Bates, Jeremy Irons, Sinead Cusack, Keith Michell and Gordon Jackson. They also contain unscripted interviews with prominent or typical native speakers discussing their country's problems and achievements; a survey of the history and social geography of each English-speaking area; a selection of the music and songs that contribute to the cultural heritage.

 

Click of the titles below for details of each cassette

 

 

1. AN INTRODUCTION AND SURVEY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND ITS NATIVE SPEAKERS

 

2. SCOTLAND

3. ENGLISH-SPEAKING ASIA

4. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

5. ENGLAND

 

6. THE ANTIPODES; AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

7. IRELAND: EIRE AND ULSTER

8. WALES

 

9. CANADA

 

10. ENGLISH-SPEAKING

AFRICA

11. AMERICA v. BRITAIN

12. THE ENGLISH SPEAKING CARIBBEAN

Tom Boyd was for 12 years the principal of All-in-English, a residential EFL language school in London. As an experienced EFL teacher as well as a writer, he created and wrote the BBC English by Radio series English Overheard, broadcast to all continents on the BBC World Service, and was for some years a principal contributor to the magazine SPEAK UP, published (with cassettes) in Italy, Spain, France, and Brazil by Istituto Geografico de Agostini. The English Speaking World has been bought by libraries, secondary schools, EFL schools and English faculties of universities all over the world. It is recognised as a unique educational aid offering the most comprehensive range of material ever recorded for intermediate and advanced students of English as a second language.
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