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:
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/compsite/targetinglistening.