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Real Talk 1: Authentic English in Context Paperback – February 24, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0131835450 ISBN-10: 0131835459 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL; 1st edition (February 24, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0131835459
  • ISBN-13: 978-0131835450
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.5 x 9.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #343,350 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

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.)

 

Features
  • Experience authentic language features such as hesitation, interruption, and interjection.
  • Vocabulary exercises prepare students to discuss specific topics.
  • Listening strategies give students tools for personal and academic success.
  • Note-taking and outlining practice prepare students for university and college-level listening.
  • Speaking activities such as role plays, presentations, and debates reinforce the use of authentic English.

 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

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lubna A. Aldarras on November 25, 2011
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I bought it for Esl classes. it's not bad, in fact, i found easy for me. it will help you to practive english language. you will probally buy it for some ESL CLASSES.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paris on September 18, 2013
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My teacher suggested the book to learn more about American Language ( not only English)
So, Thanks for the useful book
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By Siamak sahraeyan on February 22, 2014
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I am glad for try your website to bye my book.my book was coming fast. It was easy to bye and shipping.
it's so clean as same new book. Try it......!
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More About the Author

Lida R. Baker has been a teacher, author, and editor in the field of English as a Second/Foreign Language for over 30 years. She taught for 25 years in the intensive English program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension. Her first book, Interactions 2: A Listening/Speaking Skills Text was published in 1985 and is now in its 6th edition. Her other top-selling series, Real Talk, is one of the only ELT series on the market to use genuinely authentic recordings of conversations, lectures, and radio broadcasts to help students develop their listening skills. Since 1985 Ms. Baker has written many more student books, teacher's guides, and online practice materials. She is a member of the TESOL International Association and was recently chair of the Materials Writers Interest Section. She lives in Los Angeles, California. Her many interests (besides ESL) include choral singing, swimming, folk dancing, reading, and gardening.

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