The Listening Connection is a three-level series containing a broad collection of topics that enable learners to develop active vocabulary and listening skills. Theories provides opportunities not only to enrich learners' general knowledge of the world, but also to develop specific skills for listening to nonfiction materials.
Each book contains 12 units. The selection of stories is grouped into four themes: Animals, Places, Activities, and Science. Each unit has an accompanying video with engaging video material from all around the world and featuring voiceover narration, specifically adapted for learners of English.
‧12 full-color units based on National Geographic videos have many eye-catching photos to illustrate real-life stories and to expand learners' horizons as they explore the world.
‧Authentic listening passages help learners improve their listening skills, develop their linguistic proficiency, use English beyond the classroom and prepare them for standardized exams.
‧Skill building activities are in four parts with exercises to help build listening comprehension, improve vocabulary and usage, self-expression and discussion.
The Listening Connection series is designed to be used as the main text for a general listening course, or for a standardized test preparation course, or as a supplement to an integrated skills course.