Based on the Speech Plasma Method, this collection of stories on 50 topics will help foreign students of English go through the most vulnerable period of learning - pre-intermediate level. At this stage students do not see their progress clearly enough and often feel increasingly anxious and frustrated. All the 50 stories are accounts of Julia's everyday life. Being a real person Julia tells her stories in a very natural way revealing her own style and manner, repeating the same grammatical structures and word combinations. As a result, students easily remember the stories, speaking more and more fluently. Fluency practice drills that accompany each topic accelerate the transition from pre-intermediate into intermediate level.
These special Speech Fluency Drills are used to generate a super active area "speech plasma", thus producing all the necessary conditions for spontaneous, automatic speech.
Once created in your mind, speech plasma acts as a stimulator for further language learning. The bigger and stronger your speech plasma grows, the more fluently you speak, the easier it is to absorb new words and grammar rules, the faster you read, and the better you understand oral texts.
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
If you specify what type of Conversational English it is.
What was most disappointing about Alexander Pavlenko’s story?
I would like that it emphasizes vowel sounds since they have about 14 different sounds as well as the consonants.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Melanie Binks?
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Any additional comments?
I want to get my credit back so I can choose a different audiobook
Any additional comments?
I bought this audio-book to improve my English skills. I'm from Ukraine and want to learn and practice a good pronunciation and the way they talk in this audio is very good: it’s a very English accent. The topics are not boring and I have learned a lot of new words I can use when I will travel. I am so happy I can understand new verbs and sentences. I will tell my friends who want to practice this language, too. Very good, indeed!
If you could sum up English: Conversational Topics in three words, what would they be?
I am from Serbia and I got some basic knowledge of English language in my school. But I travel a lot and my job (online enterpreneur) requires me to improve it, because I use it everyday, and I found this material to be exactly what I need.
Program of the course is very well built. It has mini stories that will teach you something about English customs and how to behave and speak in certain situations. Stories are told from a perspective of a women, Julia, that cover topics like, what to speak when traveling, familly holidays, classmates, etc. She has a very clear voice and a good pronunciation. Listener will easily remember some often used grammar structures and phrases through Julias stories, that will make you vocabulary much richer. This course is also good for getting ready for any type of exam, but in my case, I just wanted to learn additional English words and expressions.
I highly recommend this course!