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Face the Issues: Intermediate Listening and Critical Thinking Skills, 3/e

Carol Numrich

Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
Copyright: 2007
Format: Paper, 192 pp.

ISBN-10: 013199218X
ISBN-13: 9780131992184

Status: In Stock
Published: 08/24/2006

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Face the Issues: Intermediate Listening and Critical Thinking Skills, Third Edition, by Carol Numrich, in cooperation with NPR®, helps intermediate students develop critical thinking skills as they gain insight into American attitudes and values. Each thought-provoking unit is based on an authentic radio broadcast from National Public Radio®. Students develop essential listening strategies such as predicting, looking at language, understanding main ideas and points of view, and focusing on details. Language and concepts are integrated through follow-up critical thinking activities including discussion, debate, values clarification, survey, role play, case study, inteview, and simulation.


Audio CDs are available for this title.


The third edition features six new units on topical issues such has beauty, art, obesity, gender roles, and the environment. In addition, pronunciation and inference activities have bee added to every unit.


Sample Audio

Listen to samples from the Audio CDs:

Unit 2: A Boy’s Shelter for Street People

See also:


Raise the Issues, Third Edition

Consider the Issues, Third Edition