'Talk it up!' is the first level of a oral communication series for intermediate and advanced ESL students. Talk it Up! focuses on developing the student's ability to communicate fluently and accurately by integrating listening, speaking, and pronunciation practice through a variety of distinctive features. Engaging, familiar topics such as applying for a credit card, dealing with career challenges and school choices, and using the Internet provide students with relevant practice of life skills and the skills necessary for business and academics. Listening and Speaking practice; Chapter activities; Charts, illustrations, and diagrams of vocal organs and speech sounds; Self-evaluation with a record-keeping; Listening passages on the audiocassette.