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Real lives, real listening. Advanced
Sheila Thorn
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A new classroom course based on unscripted and authentic listening materials

Real Lives, Real Listening will teach students vital skills they need to listen more effectively to English, however it is spoken. Through authentic recordings the course exposes students to the grammatical structures and lexis which are used most frequently in spoken English throughout the world.

MP3 CD with authentic interviews featuring native and non-native speakers of English
detailed comprehension and practice exercises
includes information on simplification, linking, elision and weak forms
teacher's notes and answer keys available at

Real Lives, Real Listening will boost students' confidence and raise their awareness of the differences between spoken and written English. Created by Sheila Thorn of The Listening Business, the series reflects the latest academic theories on the importance of authentic listening practice in language acquisition.

Suitable for learners at Advanced level (CEF level B2-C1)

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Sheila Thorn is an experienced teacher and materials writer with a particular interest in authentic listening. She is the founder of The Listening Business and has provided materials for language schools, universities and companies throughout Europe.

'Overall, Real Lives, Real Listening is a useful and well-constructed book. It is accessible for both teachers and learners and encourages independent learning, something which is extremely important but which many learners still seem reluctant to undertake without a high level of teacher input. I shall certainly be keeping this book on my desk at work and will be using it to supplement my own lessons.'
James Harvey, English Australia Journal,

'Real Lives Real Listening is outstanding. Unlike much so-called 'listening' material, it focuses systematically on the problems that really prevent learners from understanding natural speech, and does so through interesting and motivating activities. Highly recommended.'
-Michael Swan

'Sheila Thorn's work leads the field in helping learners to engage with real speakers in real contexts. An outstanding resource for teachers and students alike.'
-Professor Ron Carter

'An innovative series that offers a fresh and practical approach to developing listening skills by means of authentic texts.'
-Dr John Field

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English language - Study and teaching - Foreign speakers.|English language - Study and teaching - Audio-visual aids.|English language - Spoken English - Study and teaching.|Listening - Study and teaching.
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