Twelve American Voices: An Authentic Listening and Integrated-Skills Textbook
Yale University Press, Oct 1, 2008 - Reference - 176 pages
DIVDesigned for non-native speakers of English, Twelve American Voices presents a series of entertaining and culturally rich radio documentaries by award-winning producer David Isay. These stories, which were first broadcast on National Public Radio, focus on a range of individuals living and working in contemporary America, from an immigrant Chinese restaurant owner in New York City to an African-American waitress who helped integrate a Southern lunch counter, from the owner of a pawnship–wedding chapel to a retired couple who have become disk jockeys. As students listen to these stories, they hear a variety of regional and ethnic “Englishes” and are introduced to some corners of American culture that are rarely seen in the media.
In addition to transcripts of the documentaries, the book includes thought-provoking exercises that encourage students to analyze the language in the stories and to respond in both oral and written form. A CD of the broadcasts is included. Also available are an instructor’s manual and a cassette for language labs (both free)./div
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______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ language ______________________________________________________________ language focus advance obituary adverb Airplane Ashes broadcast Christmas Customer Cynical Santa dance David Isay diary Dick Falk difﬁcult disc jockeys English Exercise B Responses Explain express Falk’s ﬁgure ﬁnd the answers ﬁrst ﬁrst listening ﬁve ﬂoor following questions following sentences Geneva Tisdale Henry Fonda Hunan Chef Joe Franklin Linda lines provided Listening and Understanding Listening discussion activities Listening for Analysis Listening for Comprehension look lunch counter mark any places Marreros meaning National Public Radio nixie clerk oatmeal box ofﬁce Orange Chicken passive voice Passover wine pawnshop person Peter Flint phrasal verb preposition Responses will vary Robert Shields sample responses says Schapiro’s Shurrs talk show Ted Kipperman There’s things U.S. Postal Service unclear and ask understanding First Listening:Predicting Understanding introduction vocabulary Woolworth’s words worry about understanding Write your responses writing activities Choose