Real Talk 2, by Lida Baker and Judith Tanka, helps teachers transport high-intermediate to advanced students out of the language classroom and into the world of authentic English. Each of the book’s eight thematic chapters has four parts: In Person, On the Phone, On the Air, and In Class. With Real Talk 2, teachers can expose students to spontaneous face-to-face conversations, phone conversations and messages, radio broadcasts, and academic lectures.
Instruction and practice in language skills for everyday use and for academic situations.
Clear explanations and activities to teach natural use of intonation, stress, reductions, thought groups, and difficult-to-pronounce sounds
Structured and graduated note-taking activities that prepare students for university and college-level lectures
Recorded speakers with a variety of accents, both native and nonnative
End-of-chapter synthesizing activities that help students prepare for TOEFL® speaking tasks and academic speaking situations
All of these features guide students to communicate confidently and successfully in a wide variety of settings.
For intermediate to high-intermediate students, see Real Talk 1.