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.
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)