«Active Listening, Second Edition, is grounded in the theory that learners are more successful listeners when they activate their prior knowledge of a topic.
Active Listening, Second Edition, is a fully updated and revised edition of the popular three-level listening series for adult and young-adult learners of North American English. Each level offers students 16 engaging, task-based units, each built around a topic, function, or grammatical theme. Grounded in the theory that learners are more successful listeners when they activate their prior knowledge of a topic, the series gives students a frame of reference to make predictions about what they will hear. Through a careful balance of activities, students learn to listen for main ideas and details, and to listen and make inferences. New, culturally rich Expansion units include authentic interviews with students from around the world. This series is intended for high-beginning to intermediate students. It can be used as a main text for listening classes or as a component in speaking or integrated-skills classes.»