Quest: Listening and Speaking in the Academic World

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McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 1999 - Foreign Language Study - 224 pages
Chapters in the Quest Listening and Speaking books follow a consistent 5-part chapter structure that builds in difficulty and blends listening and speaking skills within the context of a particular academic area.Part One introduces the chapter topic with a short reading, discussion questions, and a journal writing activity.Part Two, Everday English, features practice in listening to conventional English. These lively conversations and interviews appear on video as well as audio cassette, and feature a group of college students in a variety of different situations.Part Three, The Mechanics of Listening and Speaking, contains contextualized practice in areas such as stree and intonation, pronunciation, and language functions.Part Four, Broadcast English, features authentic radio pieces from well known sources such as NPR, Christian Science Monitor, and Marketplace.Part Five, Academic English, features authentic college lectures. As students listen, they gain valuable practice in note-taking skills.

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Pamela Hartmann taught in Korea (through the Peace Corps) and then in Greece before returning to California, where she taught at UCLA, USC, Santa Monica College, West Los Angeles College, Pepperdine University, and for thirty years in the Intensive English Program at Evans Community Adult School, in the Los Angeles Unified School District. In recent years, her interest has focused on evolving methods in teaching ELT, on new research in the teaching of vocabulary, and on the benefits of using authentic content in ELT textbooks.

Laurie Blass is an experienced writer and content developer specializing in English Language Teaching materials. She is the author/co-author of several successful ELT titles, including Tapestry Writing from National Geographic Learning. She is also the co-manager of an e-learning consulting company based in Corte Madera, California.

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