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Tuning In: Listening and Speaking in the Real World

by Carol Numrich

Tuning In: Listening and Speaking in the Real World Synopsis

Tuning In offers intermediate students a unique opportunity to explore different listening genres from a variety of real-world sources. Authentic listening selections -- including commercials, folk songs, oral histories, and call-in radio shows -- provide a rich context for developing language skills. Click here to order the Audio CDs. Features *Engaging listening segments allow students to explore timeless themes such as love, volunteering, and childhood memories. *Pre-listening activities help focus students on the theme and vocabulary, while post-listening exercises provide practice with language functions, pronunciation, grammar, and critical thinking. *Listening for Inference activities encourage students to infer the speaker's meaning, listen for attitudes and feelings through the tone of voice, and interpret context. *Unit wrap-up activities allow students to compare and contrast the three listening selections, analyze the linguistic components of each genre, and create a text of their own. Sample Audio From Unit 8: Cooking Tips, Genre: Interviews *Listening 1: The Chef Larry Show (2:45)*Listening 2: Russ Parsons (2:57)*Listening 3: Hugh Carpenter (2:47)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780131919327
Publication date: 12th September 2005
Author: Carol Numrich
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 176 pages
Categories: ELT: learning material & coursework,

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