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