Face the Issues: Intermediate Listening and Critical Thinking Skills / Edition 3

Face the Issues: Intermediate Listening and Critical Thinking Skills / Edition 3

ISBN-10:
013199218X
ISBN-13:
9780131992184
Pub. Date:
09/07/2006
Publisher:
Pearson Education ESL

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Face the Issues: Intermediate Listening and Critical Thinking Skills / Edition 3

Face the Issues: Intermediate Listening and Critical Thinking Skills, Third Edition, by Carol Numrich, in cooperation with NPR®, 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®. 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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780131992184
Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
Publication date: 09/07/2006
Edition description: 3RD
Pages: 177
Sales rank: 1,080,797
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1 Beauty is in the Mind of the Beholder

Reporter: Jacki Lyden from Weekend All Things Considered

2 A Boy’s Shelter for Street People

Reporter: Lynn Neary from Morning Edition

3 A Rainbow Effect

Reporter: Melissa Block from All Things Considered

4 Attached to Crime

Reporter: Lynn Neary from Morning Edition

5 Their Old Lifestyle is Worth Keeping

Reporter: Patricia Neighmond from Weekend All Things Considered

6 The Bible Hospital

Reporter: Linda Wertheimer from All Things Considered

7 The Baby Beeper

Reporter: Korva Coleman from All Things Considered

8 If It Smells Like Fish, Forget It

Reporter: Daniel Zwierdling from All Things Considered

9 Home Instead

Reporter: Chris Arnold from Weekend Edition

10 Living through Divorce

Reporter: Noah Adams from All Things Considered

11 Meet You on the Air

Reporter: Wendy Kaufman from All Things Considered

12 Running on Vegetable Oil?

Reporter: Steve Inskeep from All Things Considered

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