"Interactions Mosaic, 4th Edition" is the newly expanded five-level, four-skill comprehensive "ESL/ELT" series for academic students. The new edition, for beginners to advanced learners, incorporates interactive and communicative activities while still focusing on skill building to prepare students for academic content. Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking, as well as Grammar are thoroughly presented in each strand. High-interest themes are integrated across all skill strands and levels. Language proficiencies, as well are articulated from level to level. The new features include: global activities are suitable for ESL/ELT monolingual or multilingual classrooms; new design, content, audio programs, photos, and illustrations reinforce skill-building exercises; placement tests and chapter quizzes are included in each "Instructor's Manual"; user-friendly instructions, complete scope and sequence, and consistent chapter structure offer greater flexibility in lesson planning; and 5 new videos, one per level, immerse students in authentic language. The program components include: Student Texts; Instructor's Manuals; Audio Programs for L/S and Reading (Audiocassettes/CDs); L/S Assessment Audiocassettes and CDs; Reading Student Audio CDs; Program CD/ROM; Video Demo Audiocassette; and Student Book. The Student Books of the new 4th edition of "Interactions Mosaic" have completely updated photos and illustrations and sport a new design. Global activities are suitable for ESL and ELT monolingual or multilingual classrooms. User-friendly instructions appeal to both instructor and student. A complete scope and sequence is presented at the beginning of each book. Consistent chapter structure creates greater flexibility in lesson planning. Mosaic 2 (High Intermediate - Low Advanced) Listening/Speaking Scope and Sequence: Listening Strategies, Listening Skills, Language Functions, Speaking Tasks, Focus on Testing, Lecture Topics, Video Topics Chapter Structure: In This Chapter gives students a preview of the upcoming material; Did You Know? offers variety of interesting facts to spark students' interest in the topic; Part 1: Getting Started activates students' prior knowledge through prelistening questions and a vocabulary preview; and Part 2: Before You Listen prepares students for the lecture by having them consider and discuss the topic and predict main ideas of the lecture. Also: Learning Strategies in "Part 2" include: using lecture organization to identify main ideas, using different outline forms, understanding and using figurative language, listening for comparison sand contrasts, listening for causes and effects, distinguishing between fact and opinion, predicting exam questions, and thinking critically; Note Taking Strategies in "Part 2" include: using different outline forms, abbreviating, using illustrations, using target expressions to help understand lectures, and using cohesive devices as markers; Talk It Over in "Part 2" offers a variety of speaking activities, i.e., role-plays, interviews, presentations, small-group discussions, and pairwork; Language Function Practice in "Part 3" takes students from identifying and understanding functional language to using it in everyday and academic settings; and Focus on Testing practices test-taking strategies vital for success on standardized test. It also includes: Video News Broadcasts immerse students in authentic language, complete with scaffolding and follow-up activities to reinforce listening and speaking skills. (Refer to ISBN 0-07-232995-5 for Video) The chapter themes include: Language and Learning; Danger and Daring; Sex and Gender; Mysteries Past and Present; Transitions; The Mind Working; Breakthroughs Art and Entertainment; Conflict and Reconciliation; Medicine and Science; and The Future.
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