Sound Advice

Sound Advice : A Basis for Listening

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Sound Advice, Second Edition helps students understand rapid, relaxed English, starting at the word and sentence levels and expanding to short conversations. The text/audiocassette combination helps students develop their own strategies for understanding language as it is spoken and exposes them to a variety of listening phenomena essential for comprehension of authentic, natural speech.show more

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  • Paperback | 183 pages
  • 210.82 x 269.24 x 12.7mm | 430.91g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0130813613
  • 9780130813619

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" Sound Advice, Second Edition ," maintains the comprehensive, skills approach to discrete point listening that has made it an enduring best-seller, with the valuable addition of thoughtprovoking questions to stimulate pair and group discussion. " Sound Advice " helps students understand rapid, relaxed English, starting at the word and sentence levels and expanding to short conversations. The text/audiocassette combination helps students develop their own strategies for understanding language as it is spoken and exposes them to a variety of listening phenomena essential for comprehension of authentic, natural speech. New features include: Art-based preview activities that familiarize students with the oftentroublesome aspects of listening comprehension. Contextualized exercises that students can understand and relate to, from "school and travel" to "dining out." Unique chapter review chants that reinforce what students have learned. TOEFL(r)-style questions that help students prepare for the listening portion of the TOEFL(r) Test. "show more

Table of contents

PART I Understanding the Basics Chapter 1 Reductions Syllable Stress Ellipsis Function words More Ellipsis: Dropping Initial Words going to, want to, have to Reductions for and/or Chapter 2 Introduction to Linking Linking with Vowels Linking Identical Consonants Chapter 3 Special Sound Changes The Flap -ty/-teen -nt Reduction The Glottal Stop Can/Can't of Linking of with Vowels Chapter 4 Silent h Function Words Beginning with h Questions Beginning with have/has Pronoun Summary PART II Building on the Basics Chapter 5 Advanced Linking Linking Similar Consonants Linking with -ed Endings Assimilation with y Chapter 6 Focus on Function Words Listening for Unstressed Words a/an our/are/or Chapter 7 Contractions Negative Contractions Common Contractions with Personal Pronouns Contractions with "wh" Words Other Contractions with will The "s" contraction Contractions with it/that Chapter 8 Endings and Beginnings -s/-es Endings -en Ending Adjective Endings Prefixes Comparative and Superlative Endings PART III Advanced Listening Concepts Chapter 9 Grammar Challenges I Understanding Tag Questions Infinitives (to + verb) and Gerunds (verb + -ing) Negative Comparisons Talking To vs. Talking About Chapter 10 Grammar Challenges II Past Tense Modal Reductions Expressing Conditions with Should and Had Chapter 11 Special Aspects of Intonation and Stress Statements as Questions Tag Endings Contrastive Stress Indicating Surprise with Yes/No Questions Using Rhetorical Questions to Show Sarcasm PART IV TOEFL Practice Chapter 12 TOEFL Practice 1 Chapter 13 TOEFL Practice II Chapter 14 TOEFL Practice III Appendix Tapescript Answer Keyshow more

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