Delta Publishing Catalogue

Listening and note-taking skills

Preparing students for academic listening


Author: Michael Thompson

ISBN: 9783125013421

Series:Delta Academic Objectives

Level:B2-C1

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

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1Contents.pdf19.02
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Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson has spent more than 25 years teaching English, mostly in Italian universities and businesses. He is a long-time contributer to Bocconi University and a member of staff at Biccoca University in Milan.

Mike holds a Masters in TESL from Manhattanville College in New York. He has developed Undergraduate and Master's-level Language Programs for Business Students, Law Students, and Journalism Students. (He also believes in the Oxford comma).

Mike is an experienced materials developer. He has written two other books in adition to Listening and Note-Taking Skills, and has written more self-study materials and exams than he cares to remember.

In addition to English for Academic Purposes, Mike focuses on English for Journalists, Legal English, and Professional Communications Skills for non-native speakers.