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Interviews from Australia

Interviews from Australia
By Richard Flack

There is a beautifully presented resource which is very user friendly with tapescripts and answers at the back. There is a wide range of voices, male and female, adult and child, as well as an Aboriginal voice. Topics are Australian and interviews are "semi-authentic", suitable for the post-intermediate ESOL learner.
Students loved the unit on Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe, particularly as we used it during the Oscar Season!
Some of the comprehension exercises were quite difficult for my class. I mainly attributed this to the difficulty of answering questions about intangible concepts and impressions.
Some more vocabulary pre-listening exercises would be valuable and I would welcome a further edition with perhaps less impressionistic and more information rich texts.

Reviewed by Lesley Carnus
Teacher, Stage 3 class, NSW AMES