The book includes suggestions for specific websites and media that can be used for listening practice. Areas covered include strategies, phone, television/film, Internet, in person/public, games, radio, music, devices, and academic.
Learning another language is never fast, but the Fifty Ways to Practice series will speed things up by showing you how to practice more efficiently and effectively both inside and outside the classroom. These books can be used by beginners and advanced students alike.
Lida R. Baker has been a teacher, author, and editor in the field of English as a Second/Foreign Language for over 30 years. She taught for 25 years in the intensive English program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension. Her first book, Interactions 2: A Listening/Speaking Skills Text was published in 1985 and is now in its 6th edition. Her other top-selling series, Real Talk, is one of the only ELT series on the market to use genuinely authentic recordings of conversations, lectures, and radio broadcasts to help students develop their listening skills. Since 1985 Ms. Baker has written many more student books, teacher's guides, and online practice materials. She is a member of the TESOL International Association and was recently chair of the Materials Writers Interest Section. She lives in Los Angeles, California. Her many interests (besides ESL) include choral singing, swimming, folk dancing, reading, and gardening.
Welcome to the exciting world of Customs! Customs Broker is a licensed profession. Passing the Customs Broker Examination is a prerequisite for individual’s Customs Broker license. Passing is not easy, and many exam takers do not pass. The primary challenge lies not in the difficulty of questions themselves, but in the amount of time customs examiners allocate to examinees. My interaction with students with little or no customs experience shows that everyone is able to understand some of the most difficult questions. This means it is not the difficulty of questions, but rather the amount of time provided, which leads many not to pass. The problem, therefore, lies in time management! Fortunately, this can be corrected. But such correction requires dedication and practice. Many questions you will see on exam are similar to those questions asked in previous exams. Some are even identical. Examinee who sees a familiar question on the exam is likely to spend less time to answering it. This means more time being left to answer more difficult and less familiar questions, resulting in a greater likelihood of success.
Exercise Book is designed to do just that: to help examinees pass the Customs Broker Exam. The approach is very simple. We take the very questions that examiners have asked before, and provide rationale for their answers. The rationale - or reasoning - cause examinees to revisit topics tested while providing the structure and organization. The structure helps to build a framework that can be applied to variety of questions. During the exam, even if examinee does not recall the structure, the familiarity with the question would help. Exercise Book consists of: Table of Contents; Table of Questions; Table of Topics; Approach to Answering Questions; Practice Exam Questions; and Practice Exam Answers. Exercise Book is supplemented with video discussions and supplemental reading on the internet, through Web Supplements at LawCustoms.com/eb.