Послушайте! Listen Up! is intended for intermediate-level students who want to improve their listening and speaking communication skills. Focusing on language in the context of everyday communicative acts (e.g. making requests, seeking and giving advice, apologizing etc.), the book provides students with multiple opportunities to practice listening and speaking in a variety of real-life situations. A host of individual, pair, and group activities in each chapter develop effective listening strategies, promote meaningful practice of language and communicative skills, and boost students’ confidence in dealing with real Russian. 'Послушайте! is a unique teaching and learning resource. The language featured in the textbook is authentic and up-to-date. While listening texts primarily feature every-day high frequency vocabulary, they are occasionally “garnished” with pieces of common slang. These discreetly used slang expressions render feature dialogues appealing and lively. In addition, each dialogue captures and conveys culturally idiosyncratic ways of interaction, culturally specific humor, and certain cultural values'. Tatiana Gordon, Professor of TESOL, Hofstra University, USA.