NorthStar 5/e 4 Listening and Speaking
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Northstar is an intensive integrated skills course. It incorporates critical thinking and academic skills with language development, and engages students through authentic and compelling content. It is designed to prepare students for the demands of college level and university study.
Book – Listening and Speaking
- 8 units per level
- Focus on Topic: each unit begins with a speaking exercise with questions that draw students into the topic and initiate critical thinking, encouraging students to make a personal connection.
- Focus on Listening: a listening exercise with two contrasting and thought-provoking authentic listenings to stimulate students intellectually. A comprehension exercise, which can be supported using students’ notes, reinforces meaning and pronunciation.
- Explicit skill instruction and practice: step-by-step practice allows students to exercise critical thinking and analytical skills.
- Pronunciation and speaking skills sections expose students to the sounds and patterns of English and to functional language allowing them to express ideas at a higher level.
- Focus on Speaking: productive vocabulary targeted in the unit is reviewed and expanded on in a creative way. Grammar structure is practiced to prepare students for the final speaking test.
- Group Unit Project: a group unit project that further prepares students to engage in real-world activities. Unit projects incorporate online research to build students’ digital literacy skills.
Access to audio and video is available through the app and online in MyEnglishlab.
NorthStar is an intensive, American English integrated skills course that incorporates critical thinking and academic skills with lan- guage development. It engages students through authentic and compelling content. It is designed to prepare students for the demands of college level and university study. There are two strands to NorthStar: Listening & Speaking and Reading & Writing.