Designed as the next step-up from the "Talk Now!" series, "World Talk" offers intermediate-level students the opportunity to improve their listening and speaking skills.
There are ten language exercises to choose from which test knowledge of a wide range of topics (Food and Drink, Directions, Numbers, Dates, Weather, Descriptions etc.). These activities are complemented by six dictation exercises and comprehension worksheets. The speed of dictation can be changed to suit individual needs and each dictation and comprehension worksheet can be printed out with the answers where relevant.
A separate recording facility is provided for pronunciation practice and there is a Quickfire TV quiz where you can challenge a friend or the computer. Scores are recorded in each language exercise and if your score reaches a high enough level you can print out a certificate.
The "World Talk" series is available in a wide range of languages. Please ask for a full list.
Minimum system requirements: For PC users - Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP; VGA display (256 colours); soundcard; 486 processor; 16MB free RAM memory; 64MB RAM; 4x CD-Rom drive or DVD-Rom drive; microphone (recommended).
For MAC users - System 7.5.5 or above; G3 or G4 processor (e.g. DVD iMac); Quicktime 4.1 or above; 256 colour display; 16MB free memory (virtual memory off); 4x CD-Rom drive or DVD-Rom drive; Mac compatible microphone (recommended).
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