English Listening Comprehension Recordings
language laboratory catalog
Advanced Listening Comprehension
Academic lectures on a variety of topics; good for developing aural and note-taking skills; for advanced students; text available.
Each lecture: 15–20 minutes
Total time: 4 hours 46 minutes
Better Listening Skills
Recorded lectures on academic subjects; very good for students who are having difficulty understanding English in the classroom; for intermediate-advanced students; text available.
Each lecture: 6–13 minutes
Total time: 44 minutes 18 seconds
Everyday Dialogues in English
New, revised edition of dialogues to acquaint students with the vocabulary and idiomatic forms used in everyday situations; for beginning-intermediate students; text available.
Each dialogue: 4–5 minutes
Total time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Expressways 3-B English for Communication
A functional English program for students who have been exposed to the essentials of intermediate-level grammar and who have mastered the usage of English for everyday life situations; audio program offers realistic presentation of dialogues for chapters 10–18 of the text Expressways and selected guided conversation exercises in the Student Course Book; tapes are designed to be used interactively, so that the recorded voice serves as the student’s speaking partner; text, Student Course Book and companion Workbook available.
Each lesson: 30–40 minutes
Total time: 6 hours 21 minutes
Conversational English for upper-intermediate and more advanced students; 12 units designed to teach students (1) to talk about feelings; (2) to understand the feelings being expressed by others; (3) to express feelings in a wide variety of situations; British language and cultural references are used.
Each unit: 2–3 minutes
Total time: 34 minutes
Improve Your English: English in the Workplace
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD - EN 1.054
Stephen Brown and Ceil Lucas (2009)
English in the Workplace, part of McGraw-Hill's Improve Your English series, is a video designed to help non-native Engish speakers understand everyday spoken English in the context of the workplace and comprised of a series of intereviews with people in various jobs, from librarian to office manager. The interviewees answer a series of questions on various topics, including job applications and proper work attire. Complete transcript of interviews included in accompanying book.
2 hours 19 minutes
Unrehearsed interviews with Americans (a veterinarian, a police officer, a professional baseball player) on the subject of their jobs; spoken at normal speed; uses fairly advanced vocabulary; text available.
Each interview: approx. 8 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 24 minutes
It’s All in a Day’s Work
Introduces semi-technical words and word forms related to various professions, includes exercises for oral practice, listening comprehension, dictations, composition topics; for intermediate-advanced students; text available.
Each lesson: 20–30 minutes
Total time: 3 hours 45 minutes
It’s Up To You
This recording, subtitled “Language Skills and Strategies for Getting a Job,” guides the intermediate student in the conversations typical of the job-finding process: telephone contact, application procedures, personal introductions and interview topics; text available.
Total time: 45 minutes 22 seconds
Listening In and Speaking Out
Spontaneous conversations, arguments and jokes spoken at normal speed; intermediate and advanced levels available with text; many exercises to check comprehension.
Each intermediate unit: 3–4 minutes; total time: 40 minutes
Each advanced unit: 2–3 minutes; total time: 34 minutes
Listening in the Real World
Very short but rapid conversations; good practice for the student who has difficulty understanding casual speech on the street; for beginning-intermediate students; 3 copies of text available.
Each lesson: 3–5 minutes
Total time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Dialogues: 1 hour 35 minutes
Public address announcements, telephone exchanges, dialogues, and other short recordings of people speaking naturally with normal pauses, hesitations and interruptions; practical topics include: calling about an apartment, catching a plane, handling an emergency; students listen to tape then perform simple tasks such as labeling a diagram or map and filling in a form or chart; for low-intermediate and intermediate students; student book and teacher’s manual with answer key available
Each unit: 2–3 minutes
Total time: 52 minutes
Designed for intermediate to high-intermediate students, this text teaches study skills and language functions while maintaining a strong focus on listening and speaking; active listening activities based on short but realistic academic lectures and sample conversations for comprehension practice; variety of natural speaking activities to reinforce use in context of language functions; cassette program contains the lectures and sample conversations for each of the chapters plus some explanatory comments; text and tapescript available.
Average lesson: 12–14 minutes
Total time: 2 hours 33 minutes
Designed for high-intermediate to low-advanced students; format of program same as Mosaic I; text and tapescript available.
Average lesson: 15–20 minutes
Total time: 3 hours
Kurt Vonnegut: A Self-Interview – 29.40
Martin Luther King, Jr: The Prolonged Dream – 18.06
Modern Folklore – 30.04
Noam Chomsky – 30.22
Robert Frost – 28.38
The American Scene: Comments by Jean Shepherd – 30.40
Prose and Passion
“A lyrical approach to the mastery of spoken English;” very lively presentations: songs, drama; good for intermediate-advanced students; text available.
Total time: 29 minutes
Speak Business English Like an American
Book and audio CD featuring over 350 of the most common American English business idioms and expressions, with accompanying exercises and answer key; includes conversations related to various business situations such as running a meeting, discussing business decisions, performance reviews, etc.
Total time: 48 minutes
Gives practice in understanding informal, relaxed English within a variety of everyday dialogues: at the laundromat, at the bus stop, looking for an apartment; transcription exercises; for intermediate students; text available.
Each lesson: 6–9 minutes
Total time: 2 hours 55 minutes