Summary: 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.The series:
-- Develops essential listening strategies, including predicting, looking at language, understanding main ideas and points of ...show more 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 of the original radio broadcasts are available for each book.The same format as Face the Issues, but designed for advanced students. Compelling topics include genetic engineering, gang violence, and controversial advertising. Students gain a critical understanding of American values and culture as they fine-tune their listening skills. ...show less