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What a World Listening 1 Amazing Stories from Around the Globe (Student Book and Classroom Audio CD)



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#xA0; What a World: Amazing Stories from Around the Globe,is a#xA0;six-book series that explores many fascinating topics from around the world and across history. The stories in What a Worldcover a diverse range of high-interest topics, from biographical pieces to exploration of cultures in various historical and contemporary periods. #xA0; Features Words that Go Togetheractivities highlight collocations -- words that are easier to learn together. Talking Notesactivities challenge students to listen for main ideas and details in a short description of a person. place, or thing. Short Conversationsask students to infer tone, attitude, or the context of the speakers'conversation. Critical Thinkingquestions develop students'thiniking skills. Language Focusactivities draw on a grammatical structure from the listening and help students develop accuracy in speaking and writing. Pronunciation and Conversationactivities help guide students to more accurate and conversational speech. Internetactivities build students'Internet research skills. Self-Testshelp students and teachers assess progress. What a World Reading-- a 3-level complementary series -- explores parallel themes to What a World Listeningas it develops students'reading skills and vocabulary.

Table of Contents


Unit 1    What Are Some Popular Kinds of Books?


Unit 2    What Do You Know about New Year's Greetings


Unit 3    What Do You Know about Famous Places?


Unit 4    What Animals Are Useful to Humans?


Unit 5    What Do You Know about Gift Giving?


Unit 6    What Are Some Typical Foods from Around the World?


Unit 7    What Do You Know aout Northern Europe?


Unit 8    What Are Some Unusual Plants?


Unit 9    What Are Some Famous Structures Around the World? 


Unit 10    What Kinds of Bad Weather Are There?


Unit 11    Who Are Some Famous Philanthropists?


Unit 12    What Do You Know about Deserts?


Unit 13    What Are Some Different Kinds of Houses?


Unit 14    What Is Some Traditional Clothing from Around the World?


Unit 15    Whar Are Some Man-Made Islands?


Unit 16    What Do You Know About Sports?


Unit 17    What Do You Know About Australia?


Unit 18    What Are Some National Emblems?


Unit 19    What Do You Know About the Ancient Greeks?


Unit 20    How Did the Nobel Peace Prizes Start?

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