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Tuning In: Listening and Speaking in the Real World

Tuning In: Listening and Speaking in the Real World
Author: Carol Numrich
ISBN 13: 9780131919327
ISBN 10: 131919326
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
Publication Date: 2005-09-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 168
List Price: $51.60

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.

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  • 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)