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English Listening & Speaking Books, Audio CDs, ESL Pronunciation

Below is a list of some great books and educational material regarding this subject. We have added a search box to an online US bookstore, if you need further information on these products. You can also copy/ paste the name of the author into the search box opposite.

English Listening & Speaking Books1. Advanced Listening Comprehension: Developing Aural & Note-Taking Skills by Patricia A. Dunkel, Frank Pialorsi, Joann Kozyrez, Paperback: 208 pages, Publisher: Heinle
Emphasizes listening and note taking skills used in college course work. The text presents an integrated, practice approach designed to sharpen prelistening and lecture orientation skills, demonstrating to students how to develop summaries and notes by practicing with actual full length lectures, introductions, and related news articles. The five units feature interesting lecture topics in history, politics, ecology, gender relations, and intercultural communication..

2. Great Ideas Student’s book: Listening and Speaking Activities for Students of American English by Leo Jones, Victoria Kimbrough; Paperback: 112 pages; Cambridge University Press
This is a unique collection of absorbing and enjoyable fluency practice activities designed to improve the listening and speaking abilities of intermediate and advanced students of American English. Students are stimulated to express their ideas in English by a wide range of photographs, advertisements, maps and drawings, together with varied and lively recordings. In the activities the students solve problems, exchange information, describe their experiences, and participate in role plays and discussions. All the listening exercises and many of the speaking activities are task-based to give students a sense of realism and involvement. Specially designed communication activities motivate students to share information by providing each participant with some information the other does not have. The cassette consists of short interviews, telephone exchanges, public announcements, actual radio commercials, conversations, and other recordings of people speaking naturally with the normal pauses, hesitations, & interruptions that occur in spoken language.

3. Northstar: Focus on Listening and Speaking, Advanced Second Edition by Sherry Preiss, Paperback: 288 pages, Publisher: Pearson ESL
New and updated high-interest topics motivate students to express their own points of view. Expanded vocabulary and pronunciation practice ensure greater language proficiency. A grammar correlation chart links NorthStar, Second Edition, to two leading grammar series: Focus on Grammar and the Azar Grammar series. The fully integrated approach includes a teacher’s manual with achievement tests, process writing activity books, audio recordings of the main reading and listening sections, a new video program, and companion website (with vocabulary worksheets, video worksheets, Internet activities, and other resources).

4. Impact Listening 3! For Intermediate & Advanced Students (Student Book with Self-Study Audio CD) by Kenton Harsch, Kate Wolfe-Quintero, Paperback: 95 pages, Publisher: Pearson ESL
The Impact Listening Series includes a topicbased syllabus coordinated across all levels, as well as an Interleaved Teacher’s Manual with an abundance of teaching tips. For students, the series offers: Effective use of humor and interesting visual elements; Follow-up short speaking activities for each section; Self-Study appendix with free audio CD.

5. Lingua TOEFL CBT Listening Practice Test 1-4 by Research Team, Lingua Forum; Paperback: 280 pages Publisher: Independent Publishers Group
Publishes TOEFL CBT prep materials that are written by native speakers who are experienced in teaching and writing. Geared toward the specific challenges of the TOEFL CBT listening section, this test preparation guide includes four practice tests designed to simulate the test-taking experience. Detailed answer explanations are included for each test. Also provided are newly introduced question forms including multiple answer, matching, ordering, and graphic questions.

6. CAE Listening and Speaking Skills Cassette set by Diana Pye, Simon Greenall, Audio Cassette, Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Offers a bridge between communicative methodology and the needs of the exam class. Designed to prepare students for the various CAE papers, these books also consider the four skills in their wider application through the use of exciting topics and enjoyable communicative activities. The skills relevant to Papers 4 and 5 are covered in this single book. Each unit is divided into two sections, one dealing with listening and the other with speaking, linked to a common topic. Topics are innovative and unusual, offering students a genuine stimulus for speaking activities. Exam Tips boxes give students detailed advice about what to expect during each of the CAE papers, and the book offers plenty of opportunity to practise the type of activities that will be encountered during the paired interview. The cassettes feature authentic recordings from diverse sources.

7. IELTS Preparation and Practice Listening and Speaking by Wendy Sahanaya, Jeremy Lindeck; Paperback: 99 pages Publisher: OUP Australia & New Zealand
The series is a complete training course for students intending to sit the IELTS (International English Language Testing System). It reflects the format of the test and develops the necessary skills for each module. The series offers separate titles for the Academic Modules and the General Modules. Practice tests are provided, together with step-by-step descriptions and models of how to answer test questions. Includes useful tips. Answer Key and transcripts of all listening tasks. The contributing authors are accredited IELTS examiners. The material is suitable for use in class and for self-study. The new edition of the Listening and Speaking Book and Cassettes incorporate the changes to the exam. NEW – Practice Tests with Annotated Answer Key & Practice Tests cassette.