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, andIn Class. The listening segments expose students to spontaneous face-to-face conversations, phone conversations and pre-recorded messages, radio broadcasts, and academic lectures. Click here to order theAudio CD. 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.Baker, Lida R. is the author of 'Real Talk I Authentic English in Context', published 2006 under ISBN 9780131835450 and ISBN 0131835459.