The Active Listening series is a three-level listening course in
North American English.
Active Listening Second edition is a fully updated and revised
edition of the popular 3-level listening series for adult and
young-adult learners of North American English. Each level offers
students 16 engaging, task-based units, each built around a topic,
function or grammatical theme. Grounded in the theory that learners
are more successful listeners when they activate their prior
knowledge of a topic, the series gives students a frame of
reference to make predictions about what they will hear. Through a
careful balance of activities, students learn to listen for main
ideas, to listen for details, and to listen and make
inferences.Active Listening Second edition is intended for
high-beginning to intermediate students. It can be used as a main
text for listening classes or as a component in speaking or
integrated skills classes.Features of the Student's Book • A
before-you-begin unit to develop awareness of listening strategies.
• Updated prelistening schema-building activities to build
vocabulary. • New listen-again activities for additional coverage
of listening skills. • Optional your-turn-to-talk pages that offer
speaking and pronunciation practice. • New culturally rich
Expansion units that include authentic student interviews. • A new
self-study listening section with audio CD for additional practice.