Delta Academic Objectives: Listening and note-taking skills

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  • Coursebook
  • Teacher's Book
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Author: Michael Thompson
Series:Delta Academic Objectives
Published:May 2013

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Key features

Delta Academic Objectives: Listening and note-taking skills has been written to prepare students for academic listening, placing emphasis not only on practice with extended listening passages but also on continued language development through four main areas: Language focus, Listening for production, Listening for meaning and Vocabulary focus.

Delta Academic Objectives: Listening and note-taking skills develops essential comprehension skills in the context of real-life talks, presentations, and conversations with 3 hours of listening material. The length of the listening passages develop students’ ability to follow such talks, presentations and conversations for the longer periods of time common in academic and work environments.

Language Focus sections help students develop their note-taking skills, as well as their ability to recognize the underlying structures of talks and presentations.

Listening for Production and Listening for Meaning sections offer students opportunities to further apply listening strategies to help prepare for listening in real-life academic situations.

Vocabulary Focus activities are designed to help students increase their lexical range, giving them experience – in context – with lower-frequency vocabulary, as well as developing their ability to use words and phrases from the Academic Word List.

Key features:

  • helps students develop the listening and note-taking skills described at B2 and C1 levels
  • 3 audio CDs
  • longer listening passages give students practice with extended listening
  • themes relate to a wide range of common academic subject fields
  • vocabulary activities focus on the words and phrases used naturally in the unit 
  • contains a key to exercises and tapescript for students working on their own



The highlight is the set of excellent illustrations on how to use mind-maps for notetaking. This book provides practice in longer, extensive listening, and comes with three audio CDs.

Pete Sharma

EL Gazette, October 2013 PDF

Learners are trained to predict what they are about to hear, while follow-up activities encourage use of context and existing knowledge of English to increase understanding. The coursebook also introduces learners to effective means of note taking (mind-mapping, abbreviating, developing key ideas). The third important aspect, is test preparation.

Ros Wright

TESOL France Teaching Times La Rentree 2013, Autumn 2013 PDF

This is an attractive-looking set of materials with a variety of content and tasks. It is strong in its attention to vocabulary development.

Jo McDonough

Modern English Teacher Vol 23 No 1, January 2014 PDF

Component ISBNs

Teacher's Book 9781905085613
Coursebook with Audio CD 9781905085606

4 responses to Delta Academic Objectives: Listening and note-taking skills

  1. Joanna Odgers says:

    Could you tell me when the EAP listening skills book and audio will be available.
    With thanks,

    • Helen Beesley says:

      Hi Joanna, thanks for your interest in Delta Academic Objectives: Listening Skills. This will be available at the end of April 2013. Best wishes from the Delta team.

  2. Susanna Wesson says:

    This title looks to be of great interest: are any sample pages available?


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