Speaking of Values provides a lively forum for students to compare their ideas and values with classmates in a comfortable environment that encourages the development of both language and critical thinking skills.
Systematically incorporating language-focused exercises, the text helps students develop fluency by focusing on phrases in context, then practicing them in meaningful and enjoyable ways. Topics focus on questions of everyday importance and span such areas as honesty, sports, good neighbors, and borrowing or lending money.
Each unit includes:
- Open-ended discussion questions to foster classroom discussion.
- Listening tasks related to the unit subject, with warm-up, comprehension, and opinion questions.
- Problem-solving exercises and role plays to create a rich environment for language development.
- Authentic news articles for further discussion and vocabulary enrichment.
The Student Book
is available with an audio CD that includes the Listening and Pronunciation activities from the book. The program¿s complete classroom audio package includes the Listening, Pronunciation, Problem Solving, and From the News exercises from the student text on either cassettes or CDs. This audio program is also available separately.
An available Teacher¿s Pack
includes teaching suggestions, unit quizzes, an answer key, and tapescripts for the Listening and Pronunciation sections.