Unit 1: In the Name of Beauty Unit 3: The Ring of Fire Makeup for Men? More Interesting Facts Listen to the dialog and choose the Listen to the dialog. Check True or best answer. False for each sentence. W: Do you ever wear makeup? M: Did you know Mt. Fuji in Japan is a volcano? M: No way! That’s just for women. W: Sure, I knew that. It’s the highest W: But I heard that nowadays a lot of men use
mountain in that country, but it’s really a
M: Really? Why do they do that? M: Do you know if it is still active? W: I guess they just want to look good. And it W: I don’t think so. The last time it erupted
could protect their skin from sun damage.
was in the 1700s. That eruption produced
M: Hmm, I hadn’t thought about that. Maybe I M: I’ve also heard there are lots of volcanoes W: How about some lip gloss, too? Here. This W: Oh, definitely. The world’s largest active M: Smells nice. Well, OK. Hey, it tastes good,
volcano is in Hawaii. That’s Mauna Loa. It
M: Wow, that is active! W: Yeah, but Kilauea in Hawaii is the most Unit 2: Who Took That Tooth?
active volcano in the world. It’s been
Tooth Traditions in Nigeria
erupting continuously since January 1983. Listen to the dialog and complete each sentence. Unit 4: Myths About Pimples M: I know you’re interested in tooth Pimple Treatments
traditions. I wanted to tell you about a tradition I know of. Listen to the dialog and choose the W: Really? Where is it from? best answer. M: This one comes from Nigeria. M: Look, Susan. I got another pimple! W: Wow! What is it? W: No problem, Milo. Just pop it. M: The first person to notice a baby’s first M: That’s really not a good idea. It could make
tooth isn’t supposed to say anything about
W: Really? What makes you think that? W: Why not? What happens if they say M: My doctor told me so. He said there are M: Then they have to give a gift to the child. W: What kind of recommendations did he
and valuable in Nigerian culture, like a
M: He said to wash my face gently with a
special soap. But I shouldn’t wash my face
W: Hmm. I don’t know where I would keep a W: That’s good to know. I will have to remember
Transcripts 125 Unit 5: I Cut the Cheese! Unit 7: Are Sports Bad for Kids? An Amazing Fact Kids and Sports Listen to the dialog and complete each Listen to the dialog and choose the sentence. best answer. W: Do you want to hear a crazy fact? M: Are you going to let your son play soccer M: I’m not sure. Do I really want to hear this? W: Did you know that an insect has the highest W: No way! He’s only seven years old. It’s too M: That is crazy! Which insect is it? M: In what way? W: The termite. W: Well, for a start, when kids are younger M: Why do termites fart so much?
than ten, their bodies are still growing. If
W: It’s because of their diet and their digestive
they get injured, it can be really serious. M: Is that right? Well, my son is pretty tough. I M: But how much gas do they really make? W: They produce as much methane gas as all W: You should be careful if your son is going to M: They must add to the air pollution. M: Why? W: Children’s bodies respond differently to
heat, so it’s easy for them to get too hot. I’ve
Unit 6: Mr. Nintendo
seen some kids collapse during games. Not Just Another Game M: So I should make sure my son drinks a lot of Listen to the dialog. Check True or W: That’s right. False for each sentence. M: Did you hear about Iwata’s newest brain Unit 8: May I Have Your Autograph? W: No, what is it? A Trip to the Bookstore M: Well, I guess it focuses more on health and Listen to the dialog and complete each W: Is it a kind of game? sentence. M: Not exactly; it’s more like medical M: Do you want to go to the bookstore with W: What do you mean? M: Well, it’s a kind of sensor. It can check the W: She is always signing her books. Her M: I would love to have one of my Harry M: Yes, it can show your stress levels. People W: I doubt it will ever make the book worth
and then by concentrating, they can try to
M: I don’t care about that. I just want to have a W: Oh, that could be useful.
signed book. I could give it to my children. W: I would rather have an autograph I could 126 Reading Challenge 2 M: Money isn’t everything. Don’t you think M: Of course not. The books travel in a van to
the countryside. That way, old people or
W: I have no idea. I’ve never read any of her
families without cars can borrow library
W: Have you ever used a mobile library? M: Yes, I did quite often when I was young. Unit 9: Where Are Our Jetpacks? A License to Fly Unit 11: Shakespeare, Where Are Listen to the dialog. Check True or False for each sentence. Old and New M: If I had enough money, I would buy a Listen to the dialog and complete each W: It would be kind of fun to fly around with sentence.
one of those. But don’t people need to get
W: Did you finish researching your essay
a license for flying planes or something in
M: Yeah. And I found out lots of interesting M: No, you don’t need a license for a jetpack. W: Like what?
category of ultralight vehicles. You don’t
M: Well as you know, in many ways
need a license to fly or operate an ultralight
performances today are just like the original
W: That seems kind of strange. People need W: But some things are different, aren’t they?
licenses to drive cars and motorcycles. I
M: Sure. For example, there are female actors
now. In Shakespeare’s time, people thought
M: Maybe the government puts jetpacks in
things people ride. You know, those Segway
W: What do you mean? All the music and W: Those seem safer to me. At least a Segway M: Yeah, either on stage or behind the stage.
And they don’t use any microphones or recordings of sounds. The clothes are
Unit 10: Desert Delivery A Mobile Library W: It sounds really neat. I’d love to see a Listen to the dialog and choose the M: Yeah. They sound pretty cool. best answer. W: What do you think of the camel library? M: I think it’s a great idea. Unit 12: What’s in a Name? W: Me too. Have you ever heard of a similar What’s Your Name? M: Well, yes, I have. In England there are Listen to the dialog. Check True or False for each sentence. W: In England? But they don’t have camels, do M: Julia, do you know what your name
Transcripts 127 W: Sure, Jack. My family name, ‘MacKay,’ is M: Why don’t we go to the campus café and M: Or, in your case, “daughter of fire.” W: Hey, they sell those little energy drinks at W: Right. My given name, ‘Julia,’ has two
the café. Maybe I should get one of those. I
drank one of those when I was studying for
M: What are they?
midterms, and it kept me awake all night. W: One meaning is “youthful” or “young,” M: I bet it did. Do you know how much caffeine W: It’s about twice as much as in a strong cup W: The other meaning is “downy” or “soft
haired,” which I don’t really like. M: More than that. A strong cup of coffee can M: I understand.
have about 100 milligrams of caffeine in it. W: So how much caffeine is in one of those Unit 13: Out of Rainforests M: It varies, but the ones they sell in the Why Should I Care?
campus café have about 500 milligrams of caffeine per bottle!
Listen to the dialog and choose the best answer. M: Good afternoon, we are trying to save the Unit 15: The Misunderstood Tomato
rainforests. Would you like to give some
Fruits and Vegetables W: Are you kidding? Why would I want to Listen to the dialog. Check True or
save the rainforest? It doesn’t affect me. False for each sentence. M: Well ma’am, did you take a shower this M: You know that the tomato is a fruit, right? W: Really? How weird. I thought it was a W: Of course! M: Soap and shampoo are made of plants M: Here is something else you might not
from the rainforests. And the makeup you
are wearing also comes from plants found
W: What? Are you serious? M: Though they look like melons, they are M: Your clothes also look pretty clean. Did
you know that laundry soap has rainforest
W: I love watermelon, but it’s hard to imagine W: Oh, I didn’t know that. Here’s ten dollars. M: And you’ll be happy to know, watermelon W: That’s a relief! Unit 14: For a Quick Pickup Stay Awake to Study Listen to the dialog and complete each sentence. W: I don’t think I can study right now. I can 128 Reading Challenge 2 Unit 16: The Greatest of the Unit 18: The Snowy Slopes of Dubai Just to Be Safe A Little Different Listen to the dialog. Check True or Listen to the dialog and choose the False for each sentence. best answer. W: Do you think there are any problems with W: Look at this. I found another group that
made a list of great sports people of the
M: I bet it’s pretty safe. It’s not the first indoor M: What group is that? W: I know that. But what happens if they have W: This list was made by the French magazine
to close the chairlift or something while
M: I see that Muhammad Ali was not named M: I watched a TV program about Ski Dubai,
and on that program they talked a little bit
W: No, they chose Pelé as the greatest sports
about the safety exits at the top of the
M: Actually, I think I agree with L’Equipe. W: What did the program say about the
When I imagine great athletes, Pelé comes
M: It just mentioned that the exits were there W: That’s just because you like soccer more
and that the stairs were made in a special
way. The stairs had to be safe for people in
M: That might have something to do with it,
but I usually see more news articles about
W: It’s good to know they have fire exits at the
top of the slopes. I’ve seen the trees on the slopes. If one of those ever caught fire…
M: Oh, actually the trees can’t catch fire. Unit 17: Rights of Lefties On the Other Hand Listen to the dialog and complete each Unit 19: Not All Hackers Are the sentence. M: Are you left-handed? Computer Security Problems W: Yes. Are you going to call me “sinister”? M: Nope. Actually, did you know that it was the Listen to the dialog and choose the
Greeks who first believed being left-handed
best answer. M: Jenny! I think a hacker got into my computer W: No, I didn’t. M: The Greek word for “left” is “aristera,” W: Robbie, you should try to keep better W: Is that where the word “aristocrat” comes M: Well, my memory is bad. So I keep my M: Yes, it is.
password short and easy to remember. W: Well, I feel pretty good now! W: You should change your password. Make it
Transcripts 129 M: That’s a good idea, Jenny. Do you have any W: Hmm, don’t use a number that has a
personal meaning, like a birthday. And Robbie, don’t use the name of any family members or a pet. These are the first things that hackers try to use. M: That’s probably how the hacker got in! My
old password was Benji, the name of my dog!
Unit 20: Weird Inventions I Didn’t Know That! Listen to the dialog and complete each sentence. M: Have you ever heard of Thomas Edison? W: Of course I have! Didn’t he invent the light M: Actually, he didn’t invent it. He just made it W: Really? M: Yes, but he did invent many other things.
He invented the first movie camera and record player, for example. W: So, without him we wouldn’t have movies M: That’s right! Or electric companies or 130 Reading Challenge 2
Differentiating Instruction For Advanced Learners In the Mixed-Ability Middle School Classroom By Carol Ann Tomlinson ERIC EC Digest #E536, October 1995 A particular challenge for middle school teachers is being able to differentiate or adapt instruction to respond to the diverse student needs found in inclusive, mixed-ability classrooms. This digest provides an overview of some k
Moving from Timeshare to Fractional Sales: Can You Master the “Soft Sell”? There are many similarities between timeshare and fractional sales. Both forms of ownership are subject to the same laws in most countries in the world. They have even been subsumed under the catchall phrase “shared ownership.” Most timeshare sales people would feel comfortable with the sales procedures and t