Author(s): Chris Flint
Develop key listening skills and become more confident when listening to English, however it is spoken. To improve your listening skills, you need to hear real conversations. That's why Collins Listening (A2) is based entirely on 20 authentic recordings. It will help you understand what is said to you in a variety of situations, and make sure everything you learn is useful. Practise listening to real English in a range of accents by native and non-native speakers. Hear people talking about: * Family * Where they live * Work, studies and career * Life in a town, city or another country * Sharing a house * Music and sport * Travel and tourism * Collins Listening (A2) includes: * Twenty units with a clear design in full colour. * Authentic recordings of both native and non-native speakers of English, covering a wide variety of accents from around the world. * Appendices containing detailed advice targeting specific listening skills. * Mini-dictionary with definitions of the most difficult words in each unit, taken from the Collins COBUILD dictionary. * Answer key Collins Listening (A2) is part of the English for Life series. It is suitable for self-study and classroom use, and can help towards Cambridge ESOL KET exam preparation. Suitable for pre-intermediate learners of English (CEF level A2). The English for Life series uses authentic material from the Collins Corpus. The 4.5-billion-word Collins Corpus is the world's largest database of the English language and is updated every month. Also available in the Collins English for Life series: For Pre-Intermediate (A2) learners: Reading * Writing * Speaking For Intermediate (B1+) learners: Reading * Writing * Listening * Speaking
About the Collins English for Life (B1+) series: '... superb, attractively packaged series ... excellent support for candidates preparing for the Cambridge FCE and higher ... work on the topics, skills and current needs of the language learner ...' Wayne Trotman, EL Gazette, August 2012
Jamie Flockhart is an ELT author and lexicographer based in the UK. He taught English in Europe and Asia for several years before going on to work in dictionary and ELT publishing. He has since worked on a broad variety of English language learning materials, including General English and Business English books, and learner dictionaries. Jamie is co-author of both Business Vocabulary in Practice and Work on your Phrasal Verbs (Collins, 2012).