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Great Ideas Audio Cassette: Listening and Speaking Activities for Students of American English Audio, Cassette – Audiobook, May 29, 1987

ISBN-13: 978-0521320528 ISBN-10: 0521320526

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Product Details

  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (May 29, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521320526
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521320528
  • Product Dimensions: 2.7 x 0.6 x 4.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,127,473 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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' ... Great Ideas remains faithful to its title. The listening and speaking activities provide plenty to talk about, covering a wide range of topics to suit a diversity of interest. Moreover, the text is enjoyable to use - both for students and teachers.' The Language Teacher --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Audio Cassette consists of both scripted and authentic recordings of people speaking naturally, with normal pauses, hesitations, and interruptions that occur in everyday spoken language.

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 30, 2002
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I bought this book to teach to high level middle and high school students of English in Korea. The topics are really focused more toward adult learners of English, and some of the themes are somewhat outdated (i.e. a speaker going to a Tina Turner concert). Also, for teaching students in another country (such as Korea) some of these references are totally lost. I see the potential in the book, but it won't work for my students.
Also, notice that the book and cassette are sold separately and are pricey when combined.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Esther Ortiz on July 25, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book and audiotape has been one of the most useful resources I've encountered thus far. The activities are very realistic in that they are the kinds of events and situations that ESL learners will encounter in the real world. I especially like the audiotape because the authors chose to use speakers that are very "normal" unlike other audiotapes where the speakers have a robotic tone to their voices. And, the speakers are involved in natural conversations. I also like that the authors chose to use speakers with other accents which again, are real-life people that ESL learners will encounter. As an adult ESL teacher I highly recommend this book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By cafank on June 8, 2009
Format: Paperback
This is a great book to add to your teaching library. At first I wasn't sure but it has lots of great ideas and suggestions. I have used it for all ages and have developed some great lesson plans. Many of the ideas are old and tried but easy to adapt.
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By michaelk07 on August 21, 2013
Format: Paperback
I love using Great Ideas, even though many parts are now very dated. This ESL/EFL textbook is highly adaptable for learners with differing English ability. It provides plenty of things for students to talk about, which is the goal. It also includes listening and writing sections, though I've rarely had time to incorporate them into my lessons. The speakers on the audio cassette talk too fast for my students, so it is helpful to have the text. When I use audio files, I first play the tape (which students rarely understand) and then ask students to present the material (which their classmates find very helpful).
This teachers' manual doesn't add much to the actual textbook, except that you'll find a few vocabulary terms and (most importantly) the text for the audio cassette. You'll find more vocabulary at [...]
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