Face the Issues: Intermediate Listening and Critical Thinking Skills

Series
Pearson
Author
Carol Numrich  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
3
Language
English
Total pages
192
Pub.-date
August 2006
ISBN13
9780131992184
ISBN
013199218X


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Description

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

See also:

 

Raise the Issues, Third Edition

Consider the Issues, Third Edition

Features

Features and Benefits

  • F: Twelve authentic, thought-provoking units based on authentic NPR® broadcasts.
  • B: Students develop the ability to understand and interpret unedited everyday speech including hesitations and redundancies.
  • F: Follow-up activities include discussion, debate values clarification, and writing assignments.
  • B: Students develop critical thinking skills while using newly learned language.
  • F: Grammar and vocabulary activities integrate language and concepts.
  • B: Students understand and retain information more easily.
  • F: New pronunciation section included in each unit.
  • B: Students improve their pronunciation while engaging with thought-provoking, relevant content.
  • F: Inference activities
  • B: Encourages students to find implied meaning.

New to this Edition

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.

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

Back Cover

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

See also:

 

Raise the Issues, Third Edition

Consider the Issues, Third Edition