January 1, 2010

Intermediate English Listening

Below is a list of Intermediate English Listening & Speaking Books, CDs and educational materials about this subject.
1. Pronunciation Matters: Communicative, Story-Based Activities for Mastering the Sounds of North American English by Lynn Earl Henrichsen, Brent Green, Atsuko Nishitani, Carol Lynne Bagley, Paperback: 112 pages, Publisher: University of Michigan Press / ESL
Using story-based approach, Pronunciation Matters provides ESL / EFL learners with almost two hundred practical communicative and motivating toward mastery of English sound contrasts in the troubled North America to other speakers. Address unit that many areas experienced ESL / EFL teachers have been noted as a problem for English language learners - not just the vocals and consonants, but also stress and intonation, for example. In the context of carefully engineered to focus on important voice contrast in English North America. Blackboard-style drawings illustrate each context and to make practice more meaningful and interesting.

2. American Accent Training (American Accent Training) by Ann Cook, Paperback: 210 pages, Publisher: Barron's Educational
Second edition, now on 5 audio CDs, is for the foreign-born students and business people working, traveling or studying in the United States and Canada. Through extensive intonation and pronunciation exercises, students learn how to speak standard American Accent. At the same time, listening comprehension increased dramatically. Additional materials include detailed instructions nationality eight languages (Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Spanish, French, German, Russian and Korean), access to a comprehensive website, and referral to a phone analyst who qualify for any diagnostic speech analysis. Also includes colored markers for written exercises, and a mirror to practice accurate pronunciation.

3. Active Listening 1: Introducing Skills for Understanding Audio CDs (Active Listening) by Marc Helgesen, Steven Brown, Dorolyn Smith, Audio CD, Publisher: Cambridge University Press
On Listening to the lowest level the series, three-level listening course in English North America took on the latest research in the understanding. It started low high medium text offers 20 attractive, task-based units, each built around a topic, function or grammatical theme. Active listening activate students' knowledge about a topic before they listen, give them a frame of reference to make predictions about what they heard. Students learn to listen through a careful balance of core activities, including listening, listening to specific information, and make conclusions. Main features: - a "Before You Begin" unit to develop awareness of listening strategies - listening to the scheme pre-development activities - balanced carefully listened to the various tasks - the natural recordings with various accents - short readings to provide cross-cultural information -- a speaking activity in every unit. Active Listening level consists of Student's Book, an interleaved Teacher Edition, two cassette, and three audio CDs.

4. Listening 3; Cassette (2): Upper-intermediate by Joanne Collie, Stephen Slater, Adrian Doff (Series Editor), Audio Cassette, Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Cambridge Skills for Fluency is a learner centered on various materials designed to develop students' fluency and confidence in listening, speaking, reading and writing. The books are at four levels from pre-intermediate to advanced and suitable for use as supplementary texts or as core texts on skills development courses. Each book in the Cambridge Skills for Fluency series: improving fluency by presenting a variety of both old and new topics in creative ways and imaginative, genuinely engages students' interest and encourage them to share personal reactions and opinions fluently - focus on skills But certain other integrated skills in a way that reflects real life use of language - contains twenty units designed to take about one hour of class time, a detailed contents map and brief teaching notes.

5. Intermediate Listening Comprehension: Understanding and Remembering Spoken English (College ESL) by Patricia dunkel, Phyllis L. Lim, Paperback: 177 pages, Publisher: Heinle & Heinle
Intermediate Listening Comprehension 2 / E is a program of intensive training in listening to the smooth development.

6. Ship or Sheep? Student Book: An Intermediate Pronunciation Course (Introducing English Pronunciation) by Ann Baker, Paperback: 176 pages, Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This is a comprehensive pronunciation course for intermediate students of English. Provide a systematic practice of English pronunciation, stress, and intonation through a variety of exercises and interesting activities. The program is accompanied by the practice of recording all the material on three cassettes. Books and tapes are both designed for use in the classroom and by students working alone.

7. Extra Book and Audio CD Pack listening: A Resource Book of Multi-Level Skills Activities; Paperback: 136 pages Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Listening Extra contains a bank of imaginative photocopiable materials designed for young adults (16 +) and adults. There are more than 50 easy-to-prepare activities elementary, secondary and senior secondary levels. The material offers teachers a refreshing approach to 18 familiar topics and can be used to supplement existing coursebooks. These activities are designed around authentic scenarios and practice listening skills, such as listening to the details, identifying emotions or listening to opinions. At the same time as the key to practice listening skills, integrating activities other skill areas. Students exposed to a variety of native and non-native speaker accents. Recordings include various genres of radio and television to academic lectures, presentations and dialogue conversation.

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