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ERIC Number: ED270974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Even Beginners Can Listen to Real English: Listening Activities for Beginning Adult Learners of English.
Salzmann, Ann
A series of lessons, designed to provide adult students of English as a second language with experience in listening to English, are intended for beginning students who can recognize only isolated words within a stream of speech. Some more advanced listening practice, including recognition of phrases and formulas, and exercises in understanding the general topic or situation are also introduced. In general, each lesson consists of a series of brief audiotaped excerpts (transcripts included) from radio, television, and telephone conversations on the same topics. The students' task is to isolate from the text the feature in question and identify it, which involves tolerating the unfamiliar parts. The students are encouraged to focus on what they can expect to understand and then to use their existing understanding to determine the text's general meaning. The lessons' topics include time and temperature, address and telephone numbers, abbreviations, greetings and partings, and emotions. Suggestions for additional topics include time expressions, location, weather reports, commercials, famous people, famous places, current events, and dates. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A