Amazing stories from around the globe

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    Amazing stories from around the globe

    Milada Broukal

    (What a world listening, 1)

    Pearson Education, c2011

    • : Listening student book

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    What a World: Amazing Stories from Around the Globe, is a six-book series that explores many fascinating topics from around the world and across history. The stories in What a World cover a diverse range of high-interest topics, from biographical pieces to exploration of cultures in various historical and contemporary periods. Features Words that Go Together activities highlight collocations -- words that are easier to learn together. Talking Notes activities challenge students to listen for main ideas and details in a short description of a person. place, or thing. Short Conversations ask students to infer tone, attitude, or the context of the speakers' conversation. Critical Thinking questions develop students' thinking skills. Language Focus activities draw on a grammatical structure from the listening and help students develop accuracy in speaking and writing. Pronunciation and Conversation activities help guide students to more accurate and conversational speech. Internet activities build students' Internet research skills. Self-Tests help students and teachers assess progress. What a World Reading -- a 3-level complementary series -- explores parallel themes to What a World Listening as it develops students' reading skills and vocabulary.

    Table of Contents

    Unit 1 What Are Some Popular Kinds of Books? Unit 2 What Do You Know about New Year's Greetings Unit 3 What Do You Know about Famous Places? Unit 4 What Animals Are Useful to Humans? Unit 5 What Do You Know about Gift Giving? Unit 6 What Are Some Typical Foods from Around the World? Unit 7 What Do You Know aout Northern Europe? Unit 8 What Are Some Unusual Plants? Unit 9 What Are Some Famous Structures Around the World? Unit 10 What Kinds of Bad Weather Are There? Unit 11 Who Are Some Famous Philanthropists? Unit 12 What Do You Know about Deserts? Unit 13 What Are Some Different Kinds of Houses? Unit 14 What Is Some Traditional Clothing from Around the World? Unit 15 Whar Are Some Man-Made Islands? Unit 16 What Do You Know About Sports? Unit 17 What Do You Know About Australia? Unit 18 What Are Some National Emblems? Unit 19 What Do You Know About the Ancient Greeks? Unit 20 How Did the Nobel Peace Prizes Start?

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