Listening : B1+

Do you understand 'textbook English' recordings but not what you hear in the real world?

To improve your listening skills, you need to hear real conversations. That's why Collins Listening is based entirely on 50 authentic everyday interactions to help you understand what is said to you, whatever the circumstances.

From buying a mobile phone to asking for directions, joining a gym to understanding transport announcements, Listening will help you understand what is said to you in real life situations and make sure everything you learn is useful.

Twenty 4-page units with exercises and vocabulary work to help you understand differences in pronunciation and vocabulary
Authentic recordings of both native and non-native speakers of English, covering a wide variety of accents from around the world
Recordings include face-to-face conversations, public announcements, telephone calls, bookings, shopping scenarios and more
Additional real vocabulary for everyday life, taken from the COBUILD English corpus

Collins Listening is part of the new English for Life series and uses authentic material from the Collins Corpus, the world's largest database of the English language. It is suitable for self-study and classroom use, and can help towards Cambridge FCE preparation. Suitable for Intermediate learners of English (CEF level B1+).

  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 189 x 246 x 8mm | 350g
  • Publication date: 03 Jun 2013
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Imprint: Collins
  • Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Edition Statement: None ed.
  • ISBN13: 9780007458721
  • Bestsellers rank: 294,360

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The Listening Book
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Pages: 386
Authors: W. A. Mathieu
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991-03-27 - Publisher: Shambhala Publications

The Listening Book is about rediscovering the power of listening as an instrument of self-discovery and personal transformation. By exploring our capacity for l
Deep Listening
Language: en
Pages: 156
Authors: Oscar Trimboli
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-10 - Publisher:

Over 55% of your day is spent listening; yet only 2% of us have been trained in how to listen. What is poor listening costing you? Do you rush from meeting to m
You're Not Listening
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Kate Murphy
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-07 - Publisher: Celadon Books

When was the last time you listened to someone, or someone really listened to you? "If you’re like most people, you don’t listen as often or as well as you�
Yes, I Can Listen!
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Steve Metzger
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-06 - Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Listening is an essential life skill that helps children achieve success at school, follow safety rules and show others that they care about them. In a world fi
Power Listening
Language: en
Pages: 211
Authors: Bernard T. Ferrari
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-01 - Publisher: Penguin

Listening is harder than it looks- but it's the difference between business success and failure. Nothing causes bad decisions in organizations as often as poor
Listening with the Whole Body
Language: en
Pages: 278
Authors: Sheila M. Frick
Categories: Occupational therapy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019 - Publisher:

How to Teach Listening
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: J. J. Wilson
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Pearson Longman

How to Teach Listening - a practical guide to the theory of listening in the English language classroom and the skills required in its teaching.
Listening Well
Language: en
Pages: 114
Authors: William R. Miller
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-01-03 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Are you a good listener? How well do you really know the people around you? A capacity for empathic understanding is hard-wired in our brains, but its full expr
The Lost Art of Listening
Language: en
Pages: 378
Authors: Michael P. Nichols
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-22 - Publisher: Guilford Publications

"That isn't what I meant!" Truly listening and being heard is far from simple, even between people who care about each other. This perennial bestseller--now rev
Why Should I Listen?
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Claire Llewellyn
Categories: Awareness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Wayland

The boy at the centre of this book finds it hard to listen, and consequently gets into all sorts of trouble, such as getting lost in a museum and having to wear