Targeting Listening and Speaking

Strategies and Activities for ESL/EFL Students
Keith S. Folse and Darren Bologna


Targeting Listening and Speaking provides short and focused activities to help lower-proficiency ESL/EFL students improve their listening and speaking skills. It includes practice in both mastering the larger message and key words/phrases and specific words and sounds to assist students in developing better speaking and comprehension skills.

Each unit has a general theme—such as food, animals and pets, free time and hobbies, and travel—around which all exercises are designed.

The final unit consists of four listening tests that can be used to monitor progress. Each unit includes:

  • dictation practice using dialogues
  • listening skill development
  • speaking practice
  • listening to simple conversations
  • sound practice with minimal pairs
  • listening to simple lectures
  • more speaking and discussion practice.

Materials of interest to teachers can be found on the companion website at: http://www.press.umich.edu/elt/compsite/targetinglistening.

Audio components (cassette and audio) are available. For the listening script (which is the answer key), go to http://www.press.umich.edu/elt/tm/targeting.

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  • 8 x 10.
  • 232pp.
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  • Paper
  • 2003
  • Available
  • 978-0-472-08898-0

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