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....
[show more]. Language and concepts are integrated through follow-up critical thinking activities including discussion, debate, values clarification, survey, role play, case study, interview, 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 been added to every unit.
Listen to samples from the Audio CDs:
Unit 2: A Boy's Shelter for Street People
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)
Raise the Issues, Third Edition
Consider the Issues, Third Edition