This book provides original and stimulating listening practice across a range of levels and topics. The activities are designed around authentic scenarios and help students develop specific listening skills, such as listening for details, identifying emotions or listening for opinions. The book is suitable for A2-B2 level students and is an ideal supplement in mixed ability as well as mixed level classes. Spiral binding maximises the longevity of the book and accompanying Audio CDs include recordings for all listening tasks from the book. The recordings expose students to a variety of native and non-native accents and cover a range of genres from radio and television to academic lectures, presentations and conversational dialogues.
Unit 1 Personal information:1.1 Your name, please;1.2 Nice to meet you; 1.3 What are you like; Unit 2 The family: 2.1 This is my family; 2.2 Children change everything; 2.3 What shall we do with granddad?; Unit 3 Daily activities: 3.1 Welcome to Language International; 3.2 A day in the life of...; 3.3 Time to refresh your soul; Unit 4 Homes: 4.1 When can we move in?; 4.2 Celebrity house challenge; 4.3 Time for a change; Unit 5 Town and country: 5.1 Treasure hunt; 5.2 Traffic trouble; 5.3 The Big Apple; Unit 6 Travel and tourism:6.1 But it says here...; 6.2 What a journey!; 6.3 The Bloody Tower; Unit 7 Food and drink:7.1 What's cooking?;7.2 That sounds delicious; 7.3 Eat your way to better health; Unit 8 Describing people: 8.1 These are my friends; 8.2 Just shopping; 8.3 The changing face of beauty; Unit 9 Describing things: 9.1 I'm looking for a...; 9.2 Wow... that's big!; 9.3 But is it art?; Unit 10 Friends and relationships: 10.1 He's not really my type; 10.2 It's not such a bad custom; 10.3 A friend in need; Unit 11 Health and fitness: 11.1 Welcome to Abbey Health Club; 11.2 Believe it or not; 11.3 How healthy are you?; Unit 12 Leisure time: 12.1 Eye on the world; 12.2 You collect what?; 12.3 A night at the movies; Unit 13 Education:13.1 It's OK, I guess; 13.2 My first day at school; 13.3 No more school!; Unit 14 The world of work: 14.1 Welcome to the Happy Chicken;14.2 I hate my job;14.3 It really works!; Unit 15 Money: 15.1 It's terrible; 15.2 Sell, Sell, Sell!; 15.3 What a waste!; Unit 16 Past experiences and stories: 16.1 Never again; 16.2 I was really scared; 16.3 A time I was happy; Unit 17 Science and technology: 17.1 That's fast!; 17.2 Next stop... Mars?; 17.3 The car of the future; Unit 18 Social and environmental issues: 18.1 It's about time;18.2 Stop, thief!; 18.3 To give or not to give