TalkThe Talk is designed with teenagers’ social lives in mind. It concentrates on the words and phrases young people need for social conversation, including plenty of useful, up-to-date vocabulary. It then builds their spoken confidence, allowing them to compare their accent to that of a native speaker.
Will it work for me?
This program is best suited for teenagers who are beginning to get to grips with your chosen language. It’s best if you know some basic vocabulary before you start.
Because it’s aimed at recent beginners, everything you hear will be clearly spoken at a speed that you can easily keep up with.
What will I learn?
To talk about the things that are relevant to you. We won’t bother you with lots of information you won’t need or don’t find interesting.
Talk The Talk teaches phrases like “I’ll send you a text message later” and “we won the game on penalties”. Topics include family, school, hobbies, travelling, home, technology, work and sport.
How does it work?
Watch and learn! See and hear how to speak your chosen language by watching video footage of native speakers.
Build confidence on a computer. Before testing your new speaking skills in the real world, record yourself, then play back to compare your pronunciation with a native speaker. (Note that we don’t use electronic voice analysis: the human ear is usually much more accurate.)
Play interactive games. The comprehension quiz prompts you to react to real life situations, while a challenging recording quiz tests your knowledge and pronunciation.
You earn points for every game you play. High scorers can go on to win bronze, silver and gold awards, which you can print out as a record of achievement.
You can learn on the move. Carry on learning in the airport lounge or on the ferry. Just print out the phrasebook sheets included in the program and take them with you.