The Active Listening series is a three-level listening course in
North American English.
Active Listening, Second edition is grounded in the theory that
learners are more successful listeners when they activate their
prior knowledge of a topic. Through a careful balance of
activities, students learn to listen for main ideas, to listen for
details, to listen and make inferences - and finally to progress
from listening to personalized speaking. Student's Book 2 is
intended for low-intermediate to intermediate students. The
Student's Book offers 16 task-based units, each built around an
engaging topic. Through a careful balance of activities, students
learn to listen for main ideas, to listen for details and to listen
and make inferences. Prelistening schema-building activities help
students build vocabulary, and listen-again activities provide
additional skills practice. A full page of optional speaking
activities with pronunciation practice is provided in each unit.
Expansion units, with authentic student interviews, offer rich
cultural material and provide review. A free self-study audio CD is
also included in every student's book.