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Table of Contents

Scope and Sequence


Unit 1       Offbeat Jobs

    Theme: Work

    Listening One: What’s My Job?

            A game show

    Listening Two: More Offbeat Jobs

            A report on an unusual website

    Vocabulary: Context clues, dictionary work, word definitions

    Grammar: Descriptive adjectives


Unit 2       A Piece of the Country in the City

                Theme: The Country and the City

                Listening One: The Community Gardens

                        A radio interview

                Listening Two: Let’s Hear from Our Listeners

                        A radio call-in show

                Vocabulary: Context clues, word definitions

                Grammar: Simple past tense


Unit 3       A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

                Theme: Money

                Listening One: A Barter Network

                        A community meeting

                Listening Two: Saving Money

                        Three conversations

                Vocabulary: Context clues, word definitions

                Grammar: Comparative adjectives


Unit 4       At Your Service: Service Animals

                Theme: Animals

                Listening One: Kimba, the Hero Dog

                        A news report

                Listening Two: Do People Help Animals Too?

                        A conversation

                Vocabulary: Context clues, word definitions, synonyms, appropriate word usage

                Grammar: Simple present tense — wh- questions with do


Unit 5       “Celletiquette”

                Theme: Cell phone etiquette

                Listening One: Everyone Has an Opinion

                        A radio call-in show

                Listening Two: Our Listeners Write

                        A radio call-in show

                Vocabulary: Word definitions, context clues, appropriate word usage

                Grammar: Verbs plus gerunds and infinitives


Unit 6       Is It Women’s Work?

                Theme: Male and Female Roles

                Listening One: Who’s Taking Care of the Children?

                        A TV talk show

                Listening Two: Who is Right for the Job?

                        Three conversations

                Vocabulary: Context clues, word definitions, idiomatic expressions

                Grammar: Adverbs and expressions of frequency


Unit 7       Good-Mood Foods

                Theme: Food

                Listening One: Would You Like to Be on the Radio?

                        A radio show

                Listening Two: What’s the Matter?

Four cases

    Vocabulary: Word definitions, synonyms, vocabulary classification, context clues, word association

    Grammar: Count and non-count nouns


Unit 8      An Ice Place to Stay

                Theme: Travel

                Listening One: An Unusual Vacation

                        A travel hotline

                Listening Two: Vacations Around the World

                        Three Vacation packages

                Vocabulary: Context clues, dictionary work, vocabulary classification

                Grammar: Can and can’t


Unit 9       Staying Healthy

                Theme: Health and Illness

                Listening One: Thin-Fast

                        A radio commercial

                Listening Two: Health Problems and Remedies

                        Two conversations

    Vocabulary: Word definitions, context clues

                Grammar: Should, ought to, and have to


Unit 10     Endangered Languages

                Theme: Endangered Languages

                Listening One: Language Loss

                        A class session

                Listening Two: My Life, My Language

                        An autobiographical account

                Vocabulary: Word definitions, context clues, editing inaccurate definitions

    Grammar: Future with will


Student Activities

Grammar Book References


The Phonetic Alphabet

Product Details

Mills, Robin
Pearson PTR Interactive
Solorzano, Helen Sophia
Mills, Robin
Frazier, Laura
Solorzano, Helen
Study & Teaching
English as a Second Language
Publication Date:
August 2003
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
9.8 x 7.8 x 0.315 in 429 gr

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Education » Writing
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