LEAP 4, 2nd Ed. - Listening and Speaking | Book + Online Practice STUDENT (12 months)
Dr. Ken Beatty
Retail price: $61.95
Number of pages: 176
Format: Multiple-item retail product
Take advantage of the book and access to My eLab for new content and additional focuses
This product includes the LEAP 4 - Listening and Speaking book and a six-month access to its e-space.
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.
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 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.
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
- Vocabulary lists by chapter and AWL master 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 Asssignment topics
- Audio and video scripts for textbook and the e-space platform listenings
Get the specific academic skills and strategies to thrive in the English academic world!
Julia Williams has been delivering EAP instruction for the last twenty years. She has taught at universities, colleges and secondary schools in Ontario and is currently working at the English Language Institute, Renison University College at the University of Waterloo. She is the author of the first edition of LEAP (2005), of the high-intermediate-level LEAP: Reading and Writing (2012) and of books 3 and 4 in the Academic Connections series, all published by Pearson.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.