LEAP 3 - Listening and Speaking Book + eText + MyLab, 3rd Edition

Ken Beatty

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LEAP 3 - Listening and Speaking Book + eText + MyLab, 3rd Edition

By Ken Beatty
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Each chapter includes three listening texts on a contemporary topic. The new edition includes an authentic video and an authentic audio in each chapter.

The texts present realistic academic listening contexts, with a variety of styles and points of view. Students refine their knowledge of grammar notions to build accuracy, which they apply in speaking tasks, and learn mostly academic vocabulary in focused Vocabulary Build sections. Focuses on skills (listening/speaking) develop students language strategies, which they apply first in the Warm-Up Assignment and then in the Final Assignment. An explicit focus on a critical thinking strategy in each chapter is reinvested through activities that foster reflection, analysing different points of view and synthesis.

What’s new
  • Objectives developed with GSE learning goals
  • Focus on Critical Thinking in each chapter and Critical Connections task at the end of the chapter to reinvest content
  • Focus on Accuracy in each chapter to refine student’s knowledge of English grammar
  • Listening and Speaking Coursebook includes a video extract in each chapter
  • More emphasis on STEM topics
  • Updated content: 80% new readings and listening texts
  • Improved organisation and content in My eLab
My eLab
  • LEAP online components help students consolidate what they learn in class and provide opportunities for blended learning.
  • My eLab offers additional practice and extension activities in reading, writing, speaking and listening; support documents for students and teachers; and a variety of adaptable testing materials.
  • Automatic correction and a clear, informative gradebook keep students up-to-date on their progress and save teachers time.
Series overview

LEAP features a cross-curricular approach to teaching students the vocabulary and skills they need to thrive in a real-life academic context, while helping them apply critical thinking to a variety of global issues.

This four-level program - LEAP 1 (High Beginner: CEFR Level A1+-B1), LEAP 2 (Intermediate - CEFR Level B1), LEAP 3 (High Intermediate - CEFR Level B2) and LEAP 4 (Advanced - CEFR Level C1) - delivers a flexible, discrete skills approach that uses high-interest international content to prepare students for the academic world.

Table of contents
  • CHAPTER 1 • engineering life
  • LISTENING 1 Choosing the Right Path
  • LISTENING 2 Vanishing Trades in the Digital Age
  • WARM-UP ASSIGNMENT Develop a Hypothetical Situation
  • LISTENING 3 One Day in the Life: Six Jobs
  • FINAL ASSIGNMENT Present, Discuss, and Take Notes on a Hypothetical Situation
  • CHAPTER 2 • the brain’s secrets
  • LISTENING 1 The Best Way to Learn
  • LISTENING 2 The Science of Mindfulness
  • WARM-UP ASSIGNMENT Explain a Chart
  • LISTENING 3 Harnessing the Power of Brain Plasticity
  • FINAL ASSIGNMENT Present a Procedure and Discuss
  • CHAPTER 3 • selling dreams
  • LISTENING 1 Understanding Propaganda
  • LISTENING 2 Brain Hacking
  • WARM-UP ASSIGNMENT Discuss a Marketing Campaign
  • LISTENING 3 Contagion, Affirmation, and Lies: The Psychology of Social Media
  • FINAL ASSIGNMENT Present a Marketing Campaign
  • CHAPTER 4 • changing business
  • LISTENING 1 Creating Your Me Brand
  • LISTENING 2 Innovation and Its Enemies
  • WARM-UP ASSIGNMENT Profile a Business Innovator
  • LISTENING 3 Fake Online Reviews
  • FINAL ASSIGNMENT Interview a Business Innovator
  • CHAPTER 5 • applying science
  • LISTENING 1 The Scientific Method
  • LISTENING 2 Being a Dog
  • WARM-UP ASSIGNMENT Explore a Scientific Issue
  • LISTENING 3 One on One: Bob McDonald
  • FINAL ASSIGNMENT Discuss Cause and Effect in a Group
  • CHAPTER 6 • from numbers to ideas
  • LISTENING 1 Prime Secrets
  • LISTENING 2 Weapons of Math Destruction
  • WARM-UP ASSIGNMENT Prepare for a Debate
  • LISTENING 3 Too Much Math, Too Little History
  • FINAL ASSIGNMENT Participate in an Informal Debate
  • CHAPTER 7 • thinking machines
  • LISTENING 1 Your Al Future
  • LISTENING 2 Al and the Fate of Humanity
  • WARM-UP ASSIGNMENT Brainstorm Intelligences
  • LISTENING 3 Al on the Brink
  • FINAL ASSIGNMENT Discuss Brainstorms
  • CHAPTER 8 • our hungry planet
  • LISTENING 1 Food Security, World Security
  • LISTENING 2 The Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet’s Future
  • WARM-UP ASSIGNMENT Develop Topics for a Panel Discussion
  • LISTENING 3 Agriculture and Africa’s Promise
  • FINAL ASSIGNMENT Take Part in a Panel Discussion