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.
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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
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Publication Date: 28 October 2019
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