Sound Advice

Sound Advice

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 183 pages
  • 210.82 x 269.24 x 12.7mm | 430.91g
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 2nd 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. "
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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 Key
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