This book offers two kinds of listening material: a personal story on the practical theme of the chapter and "aural realia"- simulated lectures or conversations from which students extract practical information.
Part One of each chapter presents a personal narrative on the chapter theme along with exercises to develop students' listening skills (recognizing relevant points, understanding point of view, and so on).
Part Two begins with a short conversation or story that illustrates a prounciation principle and proceeds to exercises and a short role-play.
Part Three begins with everyday conversations or speeches on the chapter theme from which students are to make inferences; it may end with practical listening tasks or "Beyond the Text" activities.
Part Four includes conversation activities and games designed to practice the vocabulary, functions, and pronunciation principles of the other three parts while giving students the opportunity to express their ideas.