Each of the 25 units contains authentic news text from Voice of America. These texts highlight a wide variety of regional and global issues grouped into five themes: International Concerns, World Regions, Life & Trends, Environment & Health, and Culture & Entertainment.
Each unit begins by introducing students to background and cultural information relevant to the news story. In addition to reading comprehension activities, new vocabulary, idioms, and expressions are reviewed after each text. Finally, each unit ends with thought-provoking questions designed to ignite class discussion.
- Authentic news texts from Voice of America
- Useful vocabulary, idioms, and expressions for advanced-level learners
- Exercises to support vocabulary acquisition and reading comprehension
- Topics for discussion
- Answer key included
- MP3 Audio CD included
Issues Now in the News with MP3 CD / 9781599663616