A new series of ready-made, unscripted, authentic listening materials featuring native and non-native speakers. Created by Sheila Thorn of The Listening business these materials train, rather than just test, the students in listening. They boost students' confidence in their listening skills by exposing them to authentic texts, and introduce the learner to the grammatical structures and lexis which are used most frequently in spoken English. The materials also help students deal with those aspects of informal spoken English which they find so challenging, e.g. assimilation, elision, linking and colloquial expressions.