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Social Creatures: Friends & Peers01

Grammar

1-1 Adjectives

1-2 Superlative Adjectives

1-3 Different Ways of Comparing

Reading

1-1 Problems

1-2 Can Men and Women Ever Be Friends?

Writing

1-1 Paragraph Structure

1-2 Expressing Dissatisfaction

1-3 Note-taking

Listening

1-1 Difficult Situations

1-2 Dealing with Rejection

Use of English

1-1 Being a Supportive Friend

1-2 Discussing Friendship

Words of Wisdom: Preparing for Academic Life02

Grammar

2-1 Future Forms Review

2-2 Other Ways of Expressing the Future

2-3 Future Continuous and Future Perfect Simple

Reading

2-1 Student Feedback

2-2 Study Routines

Writing

2-1 Responding to Requests

2-2 Comparing and Contrasting

2-3 Comparison/Contrast Composition

Listening

2-1 University Admission

2-2 School Problems

Use of English

2-1 The Process of Writing a Research Paper

2-2 Giving Peer Feedback

Bright Lights: Urbanization03

Grammar

3-1 Using the Past Continuous

3-2 Past Perfect

3-3 Past Habits, States, Intentions, and Plans

Reading

3-1 Protecting Your Community

3-2 Megacities

Writing

3-1 Reviewing The Four Types of Sentences

3-2 Accommodation Review

3-3 Sentence Variation

3-4 Writing a Summary

Listening

3-1 Community Issues

3-2 Back to the Country in a Tiny House

Use of English

3-1 Getting Around

3-2 Presenting a Megacity

The Natural World04

Grammar

4-1 Reviewing Relative Clauses

4-2 The Finer Points of Defining Clauses

4-3 Non-defining Relative Clauses

Reading

4-1 Energy Efficiency at Home

4-2 Making an Emergency Preparedness Plan

Writing

4-1 An Email to a Landlord

4-2 Longer Compositions

4-3 Descriptive Composition

Listening

4-1 Emergency!

4-2 Food and the Environment

Use of English

4-1 Phone Messages

4-2 A Persuasive Speech

Language Matters05

Grammar

5-1 Passive Voice Review

5-2 Causative Verbs

5-3 Expressing Beliefs and Opinions in the Passive Voice

Reading

5-1 Preserving Languages

5-2 Vocabulary Acquisition

Writing

5-1 Expressing Cause and Effect

5-2 Messages of Appreciation

5-3 Applying for a Language Class

Listening

5-1 Language Exchange

5-2 Words Matter

Use of English

5-1 Finding an English Course

5-2 Solving Language Problems

Culture: Privilege and Practice06

Grammar

6-1 Near Certainty and General Truths

6-2 Modal Verbs of Past Probability

Reading

6-1 Fighting for Survival

6-2 Cultural Appropriation

Writing

6-1 Making an Outline

6-2 Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

6-3 Sharing Stories about Cultural Events

Listening

6-1 Celebrating Diversity

6-2 Preserving Lost Music

Use of English

6-1 Good Evening, Everyone...

6-2 Participating in a Seminar

Social Movements07

Grammar

7-1 Modal Verbs and Modal-like Expressions – Advice

7-2 Modals and Modal-like Expressions—Expectation, Necessity, and Obligation

7-3 Modal Verbs and Modal-like Expressions—Permission and Requests

Reading

7-1 Remembering an Icon

7-2 How to Build a Grassroots Movement

Writing

7-1: Adding Information and Examples

7-2 A Letter Writing Campaign

7-3 Taking Concise Notes

Listening

7-1 Protest Songs

7-2 How to Lobby

Use of English

7-1 Presenting a Social Movement Leader

7-2 Time for Change

Pandora's Box08

Grammar

8-1 Verbs of Speculation—Seem, Appear, and Look

8-2 Speculation Adjectives

Reading

8-1 The Future of Self-driving Cars

8-2 The Homework Gap

Writing

8-1 Passing on Feedback

8-2 Passive Voice in Process Writing

8-3 How the Internet Works

Listening

8-1 Facial Recognition

8-2 Flying a Drone

Use of English

8-1 New Technologies

8-2 Closing the Homework Gap

Mind Over Matter09

Grammar

9-1 The Use of Adverbs

9-2 Emphatic Structures 1

9-3 Emphatic Structures 2

Reading

9-1 Gratitude and Mental Health

9-2 Meal Planning for Mental Health

Writing

9-1 Gratitude Writing

9-2 Parallelism

9-3 Summarizing an Article

Listening

9-1 Yoga

9-2 Quitting Social Media

Use of English

9-1 How to Start Your Day

9-2 Stress Relief

Roots of Success10

Grammar

10-1 Indirect Questions and Requests

10-2 Reported Speech

10-3 Using Reported Speech

Reading

10-1 A Workplace Performance Review

10-2 Getting Ahead at Work

Writing

10-1 Assessing Motivation

10-2 Thesis Statements

10-3 The Best Way to Raise a Child

Listening

10-1 Struggling to Succeed

10-2 Motivation

Use of English

10-1 Direct and Indirect Advice

10-2 Parenting Styles

How Do I Look?11

Grammar

11-1 Present and Future Conditionals

11-2 The Hypothetical Past

11-3 Complex Conditional Structures

Reading

11-1 Online Image-crafting

11-2 Corporate Image

Writing

11-1 Outlining a Presentation

11-2 Proofreading

11-3 Positive and Negative Feedback

Listening

11-1 Fashion as Freedom

11-2 Dress Codes

Use of English

11-1 Suggesting Solutions

11-2 Explaining Corporate Image

The Liberal Arts12

Grammar

12-1 Verb Patterns

12-2 Passive Infinitives and Gerunds

Reading

12-1 The Mural Festival

12-2 What to Watch

Writing

12-1 Responding to the Debate

12-2 Cohesion

12-3 Problem Solution Writing

Listening

12-1 Appreciating Art

12-2 Tough Topics

Use of English

12-1 Making Phone Calls

12-2 Talking About Film