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Consider the Issues helps high-intermediate and advanced 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 NPR ® . Students develop essential listening strategies, such as predicting, looking at language, understanding main ideas and points of view, focusing on details, and making inferences. Language and concepts are integrated through follow-up critical thinking activities including discussion, debate, values clarification, survey, role play, case study, interview, and simulation.
The fourth edition features six new units on topical issues such as social network privacy, reasons people choose not to marry, and bad driver behavior. In addition, each unit features integrated focus on language and pronunciation activities, as well as new discourse analysis activities.
The Issues Series includes:
Note: this is the standalone book, if you want the book/CD order the ISBN below;
0133424553 / 9780133424553 Consider the Issues with Consider the Issues Audio CD
Package consists of
0132314894 / 9780132314893 Consider the Issues
0132314908 / 9780132314909 Consider the Issues Audio CD
1 YOU HAVE ONE IDENTITY
Interviewer: Deborah Amos from Morning Edition
2 A COURTESY CAMPAIGN
Reporter: Scott Horsley from Morning Edition
3 GIVE ME MY PLACE TO SMOKE!
Interviewer: Katie Davis from All Things Considered
4 WHAT’S HAPPENING TO HOME?
Interviewer: Liane Hansen from All Things Considered
5 IS AUTISM UNDERESTIMATED?
Reporter: Jon Hamilton from Morning Edition
6 MEDICINE BY THE MINUTE
Interviewer: Robert Siegel from All Things Considered
7 TYING THE KNOT
Interviewer: Melissa Block from All Things Considered
8 A CONTRIBUTION TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
Interviewer: Susan Stamberg from Morning Edition
9 NO DEAL ON WHALES
Reporter: Jerome Socolovsky from All Things Considered
10 IS IT A SCULPTURE, OR IS IT FOOD?
Interviewer: Noah Adams from All Things Considered
11 PREPARING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE
Reporter: Tom Gjelten from Morning Edition
12 EVERYBODY IS AN ABOVE-AVERAGE DRIVER
Interviewer: Steve Inskeep from Morning Edition