Use NPR.org to develop listening comprehension

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Choose an interview or news item and set yourself the task of summarizing the main ideas/information. “All Things Considered” is a good programme to use. Try this one for example – there’s a typescript you can use to check you ideas. https://www.npr.org/sections/deceptivecadence/2014/09/28/350911062/an-inviting-apocalypse-john-luther-adams-on-become-ocean

THIS LOVE IS NOT FOR COWARDS – By Robert Andrew Powell

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THIS LOVE IS NOT FOR COWARDS By Robert Andrew Powell Before the publication of Fever Pitch, Nick Hornby’s autobiographical account of being a football supporter, “the beautiful game” was not really considered a subject for serious writing. Football books were either ghosted biographies of stars and managers, or celebrations of particular clubs. Since Hornby, a […]

THERE’S A RIOT GOING ON – By Peter Doggett

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THERE’S A RIOT GOING ON By Peter Doggett Non-fiction (2007) Revolutionaries, rock stars, 60’s counter-culture, black power, Vietnam…If you are interested in any of the former, this book will prove to be gripping and informative. Doggett’s style is lively and entirely readable. By linking social issues to rock music he effectively provides a soundtrack for […]