Sample Unit 14
Issues is a reading/listening/discussion
course, based on 30 current "issues", many of them controversial. The
units are organized into five sets of six units: Lifestyles, Families,
Relationships, Life and Death, Society (see Table of
Contents). The units were selected based on several surveys of college-age
students about topics they consider important to discuss.
The sample unit shown
here is one of the lighter issues, "Tom Cat's Story", which is about how
humans treat their pets, told from the viewpoint of a pet!
The sample unit is
typical of all the units. It consists of a two page spread: the left hand
page presents the story (which is also on the audio CD at the back of
each book), while the right-hand page presents the two follow up activities,
What do you think? and Looking at the Issue. There is a
corresponding section in the back of the book for each unit, Interaction
Tips, which presents language gambits for talking about the topic.
to the audio that accompanies this lesson. (Requires the free Real