"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.Following are the new features: 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.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; and Demo Audiocassette. 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. The scope and sequence includes: listening skills, listening tasks, using language, speaking tasks, vocabulary, pronunciation, and video topics.Chapter Structure: In This Chapter opens each chapter unit with a preview of upcoming material. Part 1 -Listening to Conversations presents an introductory conversation and focuses on the rhythm and intonation of natural language through stress and reduction activities; Before You Listen activates students' prior knowledge through prelisting questions and a vocabulary preview.Part 2 - Using Language practices valuable communication tasks and functions; Before You Listen and After You Listen sections activate students' prior knowledge, guide them to listen for main ideas and specific information, and reinforce their understanding through comprehension questions and a vocabulary review; Real-Life listening connects the classroom to real life through real-world situations, understanding of context, and test-taking opportunity; Pronunciation activities build students' confidence by linking understanding to production; Talk It Over provides students with authentic speaking opportunities (interviews, surveys, and debates); and Pairwork encourages peer teaching and correction. Part 3 - Listening increases students' listening comprehension through task-based practice, and Getting Meaning from Context practices test-taking strategies vital for success on standardized tests. Part 4 - Speaking offers a variety of speaking activities to increase and enhance students' fluency, including role-plays, presentations, small group discussions, and pairwork; Groupwork maximizes opportunities for discussion and negotiation; 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: neighbourhoods, cities, and towns; shopping and e-commerce; friends and family; health care; men and women; sleep and dreams; work and lifestyles; food and nutrition; great destinations; and, our planet.
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