This book is a useful and timely contribution to the relatively sparse literature on listening test design. Field draws together various elements of his recent empirical and theoretical work to present to the reader his well-known listening process model, and to elaborate on the implications of this model for listening test design. This book will provide a welcome bridge between the more scholarly aspects of Field’s work, and the very practical needs of those working in test development, whether in testing organisations or in the language classroom.
Dr. Luke Harding, Dept of Applied Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University