Face the issues, Intermediate Listening and Critical Thinking skills
An exciting, proven approach to listening comprehension and discussion, based on authentic radio broadcasts from National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" and "Morning Edition". Students are presented with interesting and relevant content in unedited everyday speech including hesitations, redundancies, and various dialectical patterns. The series: -- Develops essential listening strategies, including predicting, looking at language, understanding main ideas and points of view, focusing on details, and note-taking. -- Fosters critical thinking skills through follow-up activities that include discussion, debate, values clarification, and writing assignments. -- Integrates language and concepts through sophisticated grammar and vocabulary activities. Audiocassettes of the original radio broadcasts are available for each book. Twelve authentic radio interviews on compelling contemporary topics with international appeal, such as loss of family traditions, women in combat, and how environmental issues can affect the economy. Note-taking practice reviews and consolidates important ideas for application in follow-up activities.
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