The Issues Series

Intermediate - Advanced

"The Issues Series" is an exciting, proven approach to listening comprehension and discussion, based on authentic radio broadcasts from National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" and "Morning Edition." Students are presented with interesting and relevant content in unedited everyday speech including hesitations, redundancies, and various dialectical patterns.

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Features and Benefits:
  • Develops essential listening strategies - Including predicting, looking at language, understanding main ideas and points of view, focusing on details, and note-taking.
  • Fosters critical thinking skills - Through follow-up activities that include discussion, debate, values clarification, and writing assignments.
  • Integrates language and concepts - Through sophisticated grammar and vocabulary activities.
  • Audiocassettes - The original radio broadcasts are available for each book.