Essential practice on listening skills-for the more than 800,000 TOEFL test takers
To be accepted into most North American undergraduate and graduate programs, international students must take and pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language. A good performance on the listening section of the TOEFL is crucial to a top score-and the only way to get that score is practice.
"McGraw-Hill's Conquering the TOEFL Listening Section for Your iPod" gives you extensive practice, with more than two hours of recordings that replicate the key elements of the test, including 20 academic lectures and 160 conversations on all aspects of student life. With a program that maximizes the easy-use interface of the iPod, this product provides the best and most convenient preparation around for the TOEFL listening section.
Описание: Offers listening comprehension practice and strategies for college and university students. This book provides students with many opportunities to practice effective listening strategies. It represents the discipline of healthcare, engineering, linguistics, and architecture similar to those used on the Next Generation TOEFL[registered] test.
Описание: "Interactions Mosaic 4th Edition" is the newly expanded five-level, four-skill comprehensive "ESL/ELT" series for academic students. The new edition, for
beginners to advanced learners, incorporates interactive and communicative activities while still focusing on skill building to prepare students for academic content. Reading, Writing,
Listening and Speaking, as well as Grammar are thoroughly presented in each strand.
High-interest themes are integrated across all skill strands and levels. Language
proficiencies as well are articulated from level to level. This title includes new features such as: global activities which are suitable for ESL/ELT monolingual or multilingual classrooms;
new design, content, audio programs, photos, and illustrations which reinforce skill-building exercise; placement tests and chapter quizzes which are included in each Instructor's
Manual; user-friendly instructions, complete scope and sequence, and consistent chapter structure which offer greater flexibility in lesson planning; and 5 new videos, one per level,
immerse students in authentic language.
Program Components include: student texts Instructor's Manuals; audio Programs for L/S and Reading (Audiocassettes/CDs); L/S
Assessment Audiocassettes and CDs; reading Student Audio CDs; Program CD/ROM; Video Demo; audiocassette; and, student Book. "Th
Student Books" of the new 4th edition of "Interactions Mosaic" have completely updated photos and illustrations and sport a new design. Global activities are suitable for ESL and ELT
monolingual or multilingual classrooms.
User-friendly instructions appeal to both instructor and student. A complete scope and sequence is presented at the beginning of each
book. Consistent chapter structure creates greater flexibility in lesson planning.
"Interactions 1 (High Beginning - Low Intermediate) Listening/Speaking" - Scope and
Sequence: Listening Skills, Listening Tasks, Using Language, Speaking Tasks, Vocabulary, Pronunciation, Video Topics - Chapter Structure: In This Chapter - gives students a preview
of the upcoming material. Did You Know? - sparks students' interest and activates their prior knowledge of the topic. Part 1 - Listening to Conversations - presents an introductory
conversation and focuses on the rhythm and intonation of natural language through stress and reduction activities.
Before You Listen - activates students' prior knowledge
through pre-listening questions and a vocabulary preview. Pairwork - encourages peer teaching and correction. Listen - guides students to listen to both main ideas and specific
Note Taking Strategies, such as writing key words, categorizing, and outlining, are taught. After You Listen - reinforces students' understanding of the
conversation through comprehension questions and a vocabulary review. Groupwork - maximizes opportunities for discussion and negotiation.
Test-Taking Strategies vital for
success on standardized tests are practiced throughout. Role-Plays - simulate situations that use a variety of language functions to increase and enhance students' fluency.
Cross-Cultural Notes - give students new perspectives on various cultures.
Talk It Over - provides students with authentic speaking opportunities, such as interviews, surveys,
and debates. Listening and Speaking in the Real World - offers a variety of practical listening and speaking activities, including role-plays, presentations, small-group discussions, and
pairwork. Real-Life Listening - connects the classroom to real life through real-world situations, understanding of context, and test-taking opportunities.
Video News Broadcasts
- immerse students in authentic language, complete with scaffolding and follow-up activities to reinforce listening and speaking skills. (Refer to ISBN 0-07-233061-9 for Video). Chapter
Themes include (12): School Life Around the World; Experiencing Nature; Livi
Описание: 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 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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