LEAP 4 - Listening and Speaking Book + eText + MyLab (2e) : 9782761385671

LEAP 4 - Listening and Speaking Book + eText + MyLab (2e)

Williams,J et al
Published by
Pearson Canada
Available on demand
Title type
Book + Access Code
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.
  • 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.
My eLab includes:
  • Vocabulary review exercises
  • Additional focuses: skills practice based on material from the book
  • New content in four sections related in theme to the four chapter pairs in the book
a new listening text comprehension questions vocabulary questions Vocabulary lists by chapter and AWL master list Audio and video clips for textbook listenings
Table of contents
  • CHAPTER 1 • embracing innovation
  • LISTENING 1 The State of Innovation
  • LISTENING 2 Manipulation Has Been Driving Innovation for Ages
  • WARM-UP ASSIGNMENT Innovate a Product or Service
  • LISTENING 3 Design Thinking
  • FINAL ASSIGNMENT Participate in a Seminar
  • CHAPTER 2 • the business of helping others
  • LISTENING 1 Reimagining Business in Latin America
  • LISTENING 2 Capitalism on Steroids
  • WARM-UP ASSIGNMENT Prepare an Elevator Pitch to Explain a Good Cause
  • LISTENING 3 Poverty Is a Threat to Peace (video)
  • FINAL ASSIGNMENT Deliver an Appeal for Support
  • CHAPTER 3 • private eyes
  • LISTENING 1 Is Your Genetic Privacy Safe?
  • LISTENING 2 Privacy, Consent, and Investigative Journalism
  • WARM-UP ASSIGNMENT Explore a Topic Related to Privacy
  • LISTENING 3 Protecting Our Neuroprivacy
  • FINAL ASSIGNMENT Discuss Privacy in a Group
  • CHAPTER 4 • cities for living
  • LISTENING 1 Are Connected Bikes Key to Improving Urban Planning?
  • LISTENING 2 Sustainability: The Next Management Frontier (Part 1)
  • WARM-UP ASSIGNMENT Identify Two Points of View
  • LISTENING 3 Sustainability: The Next Management Frontier (Part 2)
  • FINAL ASSIGNMENT Participate in a Panel Discussion
  • CHAPTER 5 • the creative solution
  • LISTENING 1 Your Phone Is an Extension of Your Mind
  • LISTENING 2 Aphantasia: When the Mental Image Is Missing
  • WARM-UP ASSIGNMENT Describe a Problem to Find a Creative Solution
  • LISTENING 3 Can a Computer Be Creative?
  • FINAL ASSIGNMENT Take Part in a Creative Consultation
  • CHAPTER 6 • rise of the citizen journalist
  • LISTENING 1 The Future of Journalism: Old Media Is Dying
  • LISTENING 2 How to Be a Citizen Journalist
  • WARM-UP ASSIGNMENT Identify a Scientific Report to Adapt as a Podcast
  • LISTENING 3 The Evolution of Journalism and Tapping into Tech for Storytelling
  • FINAL ASSIGNMENT Create a Podcast Based on a Scientific Report
  • CHAPTER 7 • digital brains
  • LISTENING 1 Artificial Intelligence Insight from Deep Learning Godfather
  • LISTENING 2 Toward an Artificial Brain
  • WARM-UP ASSIGNMENT Prepare for a Seminar
  • LISTENING 3 Merging Human Brains with Al
  • FINAL ASSIGNMENT Take Part in a Seminar
  • CHAPTER 8 • saving planet earth
  • LISTENING 1 Jane Goodall on Environmental Ethics
  • LISTENING 2 The Legacy: An Elder’s Vision for Our Sustainable Future
  • WARM-UP ASSIGNMENT Analyze a Speech
  • LISTENING 3 Fifty Years of Watching Climate Change
  • FINAL ASSIGNMENT Challenge Ideas in a Seminar
Series overview

LEAP features a cross-curricular approach to teaching students the vocabulary and skills they need to thrive in a real-life academic context, while helping them apply critical thinking to a variety of global issues.

This four-level program - LEAP 1 (High Beginner: CEFR Level A1+-B1), LEAP 2 (Intermediate - CEFR Level B1), LEAP 3 (High Intermediate - CEFR Level B2) and LEAP 4 (Advanced - CEFR Level C1) - delivers a flexible, discrete skills approach that uses high-interest international content to prepare students for the academic world.

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