Sounds Intriguing offers an unusual and effective approach to oral work: sounds rather than words or pictures are used as a stimulus for free oral expression. The cassette recording is composed of short sequences of sound, each of which suggests the unfolding of a story or incident. The sequences are open to many different interpretations, and there are no 'correct' solutions. This stimulus releases the students' creative imagination and gives them a genuine reason to speak. The book explains to the teacher how the sequences can be used, and the exercises provide for both spoken and written work. The book also offers a systematic approach to vocabulary building, and the introduction gives detailed information on the language functions needed to discuss the sequences.