Critical Thinking Video Series On English Listening

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Summary

The focus of this lesson is teaching analytical thinking skills. The teacher leads the class through an exercise developed by Stella Ting-Toomey called “Describe, Interpret, Evaluate” (See-Think-Feel).

The students move through the process of carefully examining an event before they form an opinion about it. The teacher compares this process to intercultural contact, and encourages thoughtful reflection on cultural differences.

Teacher Preparation Video Transcript

This episode shows a model of teaching through role plays and group projects. Click on the image below to download a pdf of the transcript.

Women Teaching Women English Text

Click on the image below to download a pdf of the student text and teacher manual. At the end of the ten-unit course, the whole book will be available for download.

Women Teaching Women English Listening

​These audio files go with Unit 5 of Women Teaching Women English. Click on the "Direct Link" button to the right of the player to download them.

Conversation: Reading a Coffee Cup

Reading: Mystery 1

Reading: Mystery 2

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Poll

Код, не поддающийся взлому. Сьюзан вздохнула, мысли ее вернулись к Цифровой крепости. Она не могла поверить, что такой алгоритм может быть создан, но ведь доказательство налицо - у нее перед глазами. ТРАНСТЕКСТ не может с ним справиться. Сьюзан подумала о Стратморе, о том, как мужественно он переносит тяжесть этого испытания, делая все необходимое, сохраняя спокойствие во время крушения.

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