Sheila Thorn is an experienced teacher and materials writer with a particular interest in authentic listening. She is the founder of The Listening Business and has provided materials for language schools, universities and companies throughout Europe.
`Real Lives Real Listening is outstanding. Unlike much so-called
'listening' material, it focuses systematically on the problems
that really prevent learners from understanding natural speech, and
does so through interesting and motivating activities. Highly
`Sheila Thorn's work leads the field in helping learners to
engage with real speakers in real contexts. An outstanding resource
for teachers and students alike.'
-Professor Ron Carter
`An innovative series that offers a fresh and practical approach
to developing listening skills by means of authentic texts.'
-Dr John Field