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LEAP 2 - Listening and Speaking Book + eText + MyLab, 2nd Edition

Ken Beatty

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LEAP 2 - Listening and Speaking Book + eText + MyLab, 2nd Edition

By Ken Beatty
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Overview
Author
Ken Beatty
Edition
2nd
ISBN
9782761396677
Published Date
18/04/2019
Pages
192
This product includes the LEAP 2 - Listening and Speaking book and a 12 months access to its My eLab.

LEAP 2 - Listening and Speaking (CEFR Level B1) is a task-based textbook for students preparing for college or university studies in English. Students apply critical-thinking skills as they engage in academic listening and speaking tasks across a range of disciplines. Contemporary listening texts, including audio and video clips, prepare students for the college classroom, with activities that develop vocabulary and listening comprehension. With focuses on listening, speaking, grammar and academic survival skills, LEAP 2 - Listening and Speaking empowers students to thrive in their academic studies.

Features and benefits:
  • Interesting and academic listening texts
  • Three authentic listening texts per chapter (two audio excerpts and one video excerpt) from a variety of genres including debates, interviews, lectures, podcasts and speeches, mostly Canadian sources, prepare students for the lectures and presentations they will encounter in academic courses.
  • Varied and challenging activities
  • Focus on Listening sections provide opportunities to learn listening skills and strategies, accompanied by well-structured and challenging activities to help students improve their ability to deal with university-level lectures and presentations.
  • Linear and guided speaking tasks
  • Warm-Up and Final Assignments integrate a process approach, as well as a genre approach, to guide students in preparing for and participating in various types of presentations. Focus on Speaking activities develop more specific speaking skills, which students reinvest in the assignments.
  • Academic vocabulary development
  • Key words and vocabulary from the Academic Word List are highlighted in three Vocabulary Build sections in every chapter, giving students ample opportunity to expand their vocabulary.
My eLab includes:
  • Vocabulary review exercises
  • Additional focuses: skills practice based on material from the book
  • Vocabulary lists by chapter and AWL master list
  • Helpful documents, including Giving Presentations, Parts of Speech, Irregular Verbs List
  • Audio and video clips for textbook listenings
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 • THINKING BUSINESS
  • LISTENING 1 Ben Silbermann at Start-Up School
  • LISTENING 2 Fifty-Four Hours: Start-Up Weekend
  • WARM-UP ASSIGNMENT Work in a Group to Create an Idea for an Application
  • LISTENING 3 Start-Up and Slay
  • FINAL ASSIGNMENT Give a Presentation and Take Notes
  • CHAPTER 2 • A NEW WORLD OF WORK
  • LISTENING 1 Don’t Follow Your Passion
  • LISTENING 2 Students Create Their Own Dream Jobs
  • WARM-UP ASSIGNMENT Describe Your Perfect Job
  • LISTENING 3 Crowdworkers
  • FINAL ASSIGNMENT Give a Compare and Contrast Presentation with a Partner
  • CHAPTER 3 • PEOPLE IN MOTION
  • LISTENING 1 Autonomous Cars and the Future of Cities
  • LISTENING 2 Plugging In: The Future of Electric Cars
  • WARM-UP ASSIGNMENT Conduct an Oral Survey
  • LISTENING 3 Future Electric
  • FINAL ASSIGNMENT Prepare and Present an Oral Survey
  • CHAPTER 4 • THE BUSINESS OF SPACE
  • LISTENING 1 Science and Science Fiction with Andy Weir
  • LISTENING 2 A Brief History of Space Exploration
  • WARM-UP ASSIGNMENT Introduce an Example of Cause and Effect
  • LISTENING 3 The First Moon Tourist (video)
  • FINAL ASSIGNMENT Give an Academic Presentation
  • CHAPTER 5 • INVENTING THE FUTURE
  • LISTENING 1 3D Printing (video)
  • LISTENING 2 3D Printing: Making the Future
  • WARM-UP ASSIGNMENT Develop Product Proposals
  • LISTENING 3 Printing the Edible
  • CHAPTER 6 • ENGINEERING THE FUTURE
  • LISTENING 1 Activity Trackers and Apps
  • LISTENING 2 Our Better Selves
  • WARM-UP ASSIGNMENT Summarize an Interview
  • LISTENING 3 The Future of Human Enhancements
  • FINAL ASSIGNMENT Summarize a Lecture and Participate in a Group Discussion
  • CHAPTER 7 • NEW WAYS TO LEARN
  • LISTENING 1 Gamification
  • LISTENING 2 New Models for Education
  • WARM-UP ASSIGNMENT Give a Process Presentation
  • LISTENING 3 Three Approaches to Education
  • FINAL ASSIGNMENT Explain a Process in a Seminar
  • CHAPTER 8 • FINDING JUSTICE
  • LISTENING 1 Technocreep
  • LISTENING 2 Debate: Parallel Cases from under the Pear-Tree
  • WARM-UP ASSIGNMENT Construct an Argument for a Debate
  • LISTENING 3 Human Rights
  • FINAL ASSIGNMENT Participate in a Debate