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Top-Up Listening 3 (Book+Audio CD)


Top-Up Listening 3 (Book+Audio CD)
Recognizing situations. Recognizing sounds. Unlocking meaning.
A 3-part series. For lower level ESL/EFL. Used in summer programs and other introductory ESL/EFL courses for international students.

Teaching English as it is actually spoken
Top-Up gives students practice in drawing meaning from naturally spoken English in two ways: using their knowledge of the world and of the language to guess what's coming next, and using their knowledge of how English is actually structured as a sound.
Whaddaweemean? - how words run together, how sounds are lost, how vowels naturally weaken and entire words are dropped. Without knowledge of such patterns, listening is impossible. Lots of practice! Lots of variety!

Sample pages
Sample teacher's notes
Sample audio files: 1, 2, 3

Table of Contents:

Top-Up Listening 3
Table of Contents


Listening Clinics

Topic and Themes

1. Good to see you again

Weak Vowels/ Joined Sounds

Meeting old friends

2. I've lost my rucksack

Stressing New Information

Describing personal belongings

3. I'd like you to meet my brother

Mixed Sounds

Meeting new people

4. Final call for Flight EA42

Changing Sounds

Understanding announcements at the airport

5. It's a great deal!

Stress in Sentences

Commercials and advertising

6. That's not good enough

Weak Vowels

Complaining about poor service

7. Did you see the paper?

Lost Sounds

Numbers in news stories

8. We can't have any mistakes

Lost Sounds

Planning a bank robbery

9. How are we feeling today?

Requests and Commands

Going to see the doctor

10. Could you give me a hand?

Stressing Important Information

Getting people to do things

11. This is the six o'clock news

Helping Sounds

Following a news report

12. Can I take a message

Weak Vowels

Taking and leaving phone messages

13. How do you work this?

Stressing Important Information

Explaining how to use machines

14. Things have changed

Mixed Sounds

Describing changes

15. I don't believe you!


Girlfriends and boyfriends


• BOOK (PDF, 47.01 MB)
• AUDIO (MP3, 75.90 MB) 
• BOOK & AUDIO (PDF, MP3&CUE, 56.27 MB)

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