The goal of the Communication Spotlight books is simple: to help students immediately improve their ability to communicate in situations where they have an incomplete understanding of what is being said. The focus of these speaking activities is to help students notice and practice different strategies they can use to cop in these types of situations. Listening activities are not just comprehension questions – they also help students notice how English changes in connected speech and helps students hear language they already know but cannot recognize.
- Spotlight on Speaking: focuses on the strategies of speaking–the strategies that work to give students control in communicative situations, to confirm or clarify what they’re saying and what they’re hearing, to show interest in and to maintain and develop conversations, to help with fluency and to compensate for a lack of language. Knowing and using strategies can give immediate benefit and is highly motivating.
- Spotlight on Listening: shows students how English is actually spoken, helps students move beyond classroom English to the English of the real world.
- Spotlight on Memory: has students focus on form from hearing alone, stretching short term memory, vital for listening comprehension.
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