LEAP 4, 2nd Ed. - Listening and Speaking
LEAP 4 - Listening and Speaking (CEFR Level C1) is a task-based textbook for students preparing for college or university studies in English. It encourages students to apply critical-thinking skills as they engage in academic listening and speaking tasks across a range of disciplines. Entirely authentic listening and speaking texts, including video lectures, prepare students for the college classroom, while thought-provoking content challenges them to reflect on contemporary global issues. Featuring text-based vocabulary and skills practice and a variety of structured speaking assignments, LEAP 4 - Listening and Speaking offers students the skills they need to thrive in the English academic world.
Features and benefits:
Interesting and academic listening texts Three authentic listening texts per chapter (two audio excerpts and one video excerpt) from a variety of genres including debates, interviews, lectures, podcasts and speeches, mostly Canadian sources, prepare students for the lectures and presentations they will encounter in academic courses.
Varied and challenging activities Focus on Listening sections provide opportunities to learn listening skills and strategies, accompanied by well-structured and challenging activities to help students improve their ability to deal with university-level lectures and presentations.
Linear and guided speaking tasks Warm-Up and Final Assignments integrate a process approach, as well as a genre approach, to guide students in preparing various types of presentations. Focus on Speaking activities develop more specific speaking skills, which students reinvest in the assignments.
Academic vocabulary development Key words and vocabulary from the Academic Word List are highlighted in two Vocabulary Build sections in every chapter, giving students ample opportunity to expand their vocabulary.