Review of Real lives, real listening, by Thorn, S.
Modern English Teacher
Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd 2017
When I first saw this book, my immediate reaction was: ‘I wish I had had it when I was learning English myself!’ The textbooks that we had in my English classes all used artificially generated dialogues, which hardly resembled real-life talk, not only in terms of grammatical structures and vocabulary, but also in terms of pronunciation. No wonder I struggled quite a bit understanding people during my first couple of months in the US!
Shvidko, E. (2015). Review of Real lives, real listening, by Thorn, S. In Modern English Teacher, 24(4).