Tuning In: Listening and Speaking in the Real World / Edition 1

Tuning In: Listening and Speaking in the Real World / Edition 1

by Carol Numrich
     
 

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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Overview

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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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)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131919327
Publisher:
Pearson Education ESL
Publication date:
08/05/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. SELLING A DREAM Genre: RADIO ADS

Grammar - ing/-ed Adjectives

Function Expressing Doubt

Pronunciation Plurals and Past Tense Endings

2. PETS Genre: CALL-IN RADIO SHOWS

Grammar Compound Adjectives

Function Asking for Advice/Information

Pronunciation Compound Nouns

3. BOYHOOD MEMORIES Genre: MONOLOGUES

Grammar Would for Repeated Action in the Past

Function Interrupting

Pronunciation Thought Groups

4. SAFETY Genre: GOVERNMENT MESSAGES

Grammar Imperative Voice

Function Emphasizing a Point

Pronunciation Can and Can't

5. LOVE Genre: SONGS

Grammar Double Comparatives

Function Acknowledging another Person's Point of View

Pronunciation /ay/ /iy/ /I/

6. VOLUNTEERING Genre: PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Grammar Modals of Obligation

Function Persuading

Pronunciation Listing Intonation

7. LIFE LESSONS Genre: STORYTELLING

Grammar Past Perfect Tense

Function Time Order

Pronunciation Diphthongs

8. COOKING TIPS Genre: INTERVIEWS

Grammar Real (Factual) Conditional

Function Giving Step-by-Step Instructions

Pronunciation Reduced Words

9. WOMEN AND WAR Genre: ORAL HISTORIES

Grammar Direct or Quoted Speech

Function Involving Your Listener

Pronunciation -ed Endings

10. SEASONS Genre: POETRY

Grammar Gerunds

Function Using Metaphor

Pronunciation Prepositions

Information Gap Activities

Audioscript

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