Targeting Listening and Speaking provides short and focused activities to help lower-proficiency ESL/EFL students improve their listening and speaking skills. It includes practice in both mastering the larger message and key words/phrases and specific words and sounds to assist students in developing better speaking and comprehension skills.
Each unit has a general theme -- such as food, animals and pets, free time and hobbies, and travel -- around which all exercises are designed.
The final unit consists of four listening tests that can be used to monitor progress. Each unit includes:
dictation practice using dialogues
listening skill development
listening to simple conversations
sound practice with minimal pairs
listening to simple lectures
more speaking and discussion practice.
Quizzes are available on the companion website.
The audio material is available either on CD or cassette (there are 4 components for each).