Face the Issues Intermediate Listening and Critical Thinking Skills


Level - Intermediate

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ISBN 9780131992184
Author/Editor Numrich , Carol
Edition 3
Published 2007-01-01
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Face the Issues: Intermediate Listening and Critical Thinking Skills, Third Edition, by Carol Numrich, in cooperation with NPR (R), helps intermediate students develop critical thinking skills as they gain insight into American attitudes and values. Each thought-provoking unit is based on an authentic radio broadcast from National Public Radio (R). Students develop essential listening strategies such as predicting, looking at language, understanding main ideas and points of view, and focusing on details. Language and concepts are integrated through follow-up critical thinking activities including discussion, debate, values clarification, survey, role play, case study, inteview, and simulation. Audio CDs are available for this title. The third edition features six new units on topical issues such has beauty, art, obesity, gender roles, and the environment. In addition, pronunciation and inference activities have bee added to every unit. Sample Audio Listen to samples from the Audio CDs: Unit 2: A Boy’s Shelter for Street People Listening (5:53) Listening for Inference: Excerpt 1 (0:30) Listening for Inference: Excerpt 2 (0:20) Looking at Language: Usage (0:48) Looking at Language: Pronunciation (0:45) Exercise 1 (1:11) See also: Raise the Issues, Third Edition Consider the Issues, Third Edition