Good News, Bad News is a listening and conversation text based on an
entertaining collection of actual news reports about interesting
characters and events. Eighteen three-page units are presented in a
radio news-story format. All units feature a series of task-based
activities designed to guide students from general to detailed
understanding of the news report and to provide meaningful fluency
practice related to the story's theme.
Good News, Bad News features:
Short, focused units that can be completed in one class period
Interesting, light-hearted listening passages based on actual stories from the news
Vocabulary-building exercises that introduce and practice new vocabulary
A wide variety of communicative, task-based listening and speaking activities
An optional "Extra Practice" section to consolidate new vocabulary
Each unit offers:
"Tuning In," a visual activity designed to introduce the context of
the story. It offers a vocabulary building exercise to identify and
teach the new language contained in the listening passage.
"Good News, Bad News," a series of task-based listening activities
that leads students from general to detailed understanding of the story
"Signing Off," communicative speaking tasks that build on the theme
of the story and provides opportunities for student personalization
"Extra Practice" activities to consolidate the new vocabulary in each unit
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