LEAP 2, 2nd ed. - Listening and Speaking | Book + eText + My eLab STUDENT (12 months)

Author: Dr. Ken Beatty
Collection: LEAP
Subject: Listening and Speaking

ISBN: 9782761396677
Copyright: 2018

Retail price: $61.95
Format: Multiple-item retail product

Enjoy extra content and additional focuses with My eLab! 

This product includes the  LEAP 2 - Listening and Speaking  book and a 12 months access to its My eLab.

LEAP 2 - Listening and Speaking  (CEFR Level B1) is a task-based textbook for students preparing for college or university studies in English. Students apply critical-thinking skills as they engage in academic listening and speaking tasks across a range of disciplines. Contemporary listening texts, including audio and video clips, prepare students for the college classroom, with activities that develop vocabulary and listening comprehension. With focuses on listening, speaking, grammar and academic survival skills,  LEAP 2 - Listening and Speaking  empowers students to thrive in their academic studies.

Features and benefits:

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 for and participating in 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 three Vocabulary Build sections in every chapter, giving students ample opportunity to expand their vocabulary.

My eLab includes:

For the student:

  • 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
    • additional grammar
  • Vocabulary lists by chapter and AWL master list
  • Helpful documents, including Giving Presentations, Parts of Speech, Irregular Verbs List
  • Audio and video clips for textbook listenings

For the teacher:

  • Teacher's notes and textbook answer key
  • Testing materials for each chapter as well as mid-term and final exams
  • Alternative Final Assignment topics
  • Audio and video scripts for textbook and My eLab listenings 

Get the specific academic skills and strategies to thrive in the English academic world! 

Dr. Ken Beatty

Dr. Ken Beatty, TESOL Professor at Anaheim University, has worked in schools and universities in Canada, Asia and the Middle East and lectured widely on language teaching and learning from the primary through university levels. He is author of 130+ textbooks, including six books in the Learning English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) series. He has led more than 300 teacher-training sessions in 31 countries and given more than 100 conference presentations.

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