Inside Listening and Speaking Level Three Student Book

Inside Listening and Speaking Level Three Student Book

The Academic Word List in Context

Format: Mixed media format

Develop listening and speaking skills and acquire the Academic Word List.

Inside Listening and Speaking is a five-level academic listening and speaking course that develops students' skills and teaches key academic vocabulary from the Academic Word List.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-471933-9

The Inside Series prepares students to communicate effectively in academic contexts, while acquiring key academic vocabulary from the Academic Word List.
Each unit features texts and tasks from academic content areas, explicit skills instruction relevant to academic study, and targeted words from the Academic Word List.

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Key features

  • Explicit skills instruction prepares students for academic listening and speaking.
  • Authentic videos from a variety of academic contexts engage and motivate students.
  • Pronunciation instruction ensures students are articulate, clear speakers.
  • iTools Digital Resources for Teachers on USB focus the class on key teaching points.
  • Access all audio and video content on the Digital Download Center.

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Prepare your students for communication in academic contexts and beyond with Inside Listening and Speaking.

Explicit skills instruction builds academic listening skills. Using a scaffolded approach to listening, students complete progressively more difficult tasks, gaining confidence, exposure to language and listening ability at the same time. Note-taking strategies help students take notes efficiently and effectively while listening.

The Inside Listening and Speaking videos cover a variety of academic contexts including class settings, lectures, presentations, panel discussions, and authentic BBC documentary content. This exposes students to language typical of academia - including vocabulary, register and style - preparing them for the real thing.

Speaking is practised in every unit with pair and group work to help students build confidence. Presentation skills are taught explicitly to prepare students for academic work.
Each unit ends with Discussion Questions to expand the topic and practise speaking with the focus shifted from language to content to help prepare students for future academic discussions. This multi-faceted approach to speaking ensures students are able to successfully communicate in academic contexts.

Pronunciation instruction in each unit focuses on specific areas of speech, such as intonation, stress and linking sounds, ensuring that students become clear, articulate speakers.

The Academic Word List is systematically incorporated into every unit across all five levels. Students first self-assess to check their familiarity with the vocabulary before encountering the words in context. Based on a corpus of 3.4 million words, the Academic Word List (AWL) is the most principled and widely accepted list of academic words. By focusing on the AWL students learn words that are useful and relevant in a variety of academic contexts.

iTools for all levels is available on a single USB for easy access. You can display the book on screen and use a range of tools to focus the class on key teaching points. The USB also includes customizable Unit, Mid-term, and Final tests to evaluate students' progress.

Digital Download Center


The Digital Download Center is an online resource that contains all of the audio and video from Inside Listening and Speaking.

Student access codes give 12 months' access to a single level. They can be found in the student's books and are also available separately.

Teacher access codes give perpetual access to a single level.

Visit www.insidelisteningandspeaking.com to log in to the Digital Download Center and redeem your access code.

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