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Real Talk 1: Authentic English in Context (06 Edition)by Lida R. Baker
Synopses & ReviewsPlease note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.
Real Talk 1 , by Lida Baker and Judith Tanka, helps intermediate to high-intermediate students break away from the classroom and enter the world of authentic English. Each of the book’s eight thematic chapters has four parts: In Person, On the Phone, On the Air, and In Class. The listening segments expose students to spontaneous face-to-face conversations, phone conversations and pre-recorded messages, radio broadcasts, and academic lectures.
Listen to sample audio from Real Talk 1 (samples are in .mp3 format):
In Person: Chapter 3: Marrying Someone Different (2:13)
On the Phone: Chapter 6: Calling a Pharmacy (2:31)
On the Air: Chapter 8: Radio Interview – Lying (2:47)
In Class: Chapter 4: Lecture – Rap Music (abridged for sample) (2:10)
(Radio interview reproduced with permission of CBC.)
All these features address the new emphasis on listening and speaking skills in current standardized tests.
For high-intermediate to advanced students, see Real Talk 2.
Real talk 1 is an ESOL textbook that uses authentic listening passages in a variety of genuine contexts as the basis for listening and speaking skills development. The book is designed for students at the high intermediate level in both second- and foreign-language environments.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What’s in a Name?
Part One: In Person The meaning of your name
Part Two: On the Phone Changing your name legally
Part Three: On the Air Formal and informal ways of addressing people
Part Four: In Class Trends in married women’s last names
Chapter 2: Let’s Get Away!
Part One: In Person Travel pet peeves
Part Two: On the Phone Airline reservations
Part Three: On the Air Travel advisories
Part Four: In Class Fear of flying
Chapter 3: Looking for Love
Part One: In Person Marrying someone different
Part Two: On the Phone Calling a dating service
Part Three: On the Air Staying single by choice
Part Four: In Class Love and the human brain
Chapter 4: Music to My Ears
Part One: In Person Your favorite music
Part Two: On the Phone Buying concert tickets
Part Three: On the Air Downloading music from the Internet
Part Four: In Class Rap music
Chapter 5: Getting the Job Done
Part One: In Person Your worst job
Part Two: On the Phone Job interview
Part Three: On the Air Workplace etiquette
Part Four: In Class Why Americans work so much
Chapter 6: To Your Health!
Part One: In Person Cat allergy
Part Two: On the Phone Calling a pharmacy
Part Three: On the Air Obesity: A global epidemic
Part Four: In Class Two popular diets
Chapter 7: Shop ’Til You Drop
Part One: In Person Making an exchange
Part Two: On the Phone Renting a car
Part Three: On the Air Too many choices
Part Four: In Class Product placement
Chapter 8: Do the Right Thing
Part One: In Person Cheating in college
Part Two: On the Phone Calling “Lost and Found”
Part Three: On the Air Lying
Part Four: In Class Ethical dilemmas
Appendix 1 Master Vocabulary List
Appendix 2 Common Abbreviations and Symbols Used in Note-Taking
Appendix 3 Sample Outlines for In-Class Lectures
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