Explore fascinating content while building language competence and critical thinking skills. The best-sellingNorthStarseries, now in its Second Edition, offers two strands: a reading and writing strand and a listening and speaking strand. Both strands stimulate students'imagination, encourage critical thinking, and promote personal expression.Revision Features New and updated high-interest topics motivate students to express their own points of view. Expanded vocabulary and pronunciation practice ensure greater language proficiency. A grammar correlation chart linksNorthStar, Second Edition, to two leading grammar series:Focus on Grammarand the Azar Grammar series. The fully integrated approach includes a teacher's manual with achievement tests, process writing activity books, audio recordings of the main reading and listening sections, a new video program, and a Companion Website (with vocabulary worksheets, video worksheets, Internet activities, and other resources). Sample Audio Listen to samples from the Audio CDs: Unit 5:"Celletiquette" Listening One (0:55) Listening for Main Ideas (4:30) Reacting to the Listening: Exercise 1: Excerpt 1 (0:43) Reacting to the Listening: Exercise 1: Excerpt 2 (0:19) Listening Two: E-mail 1 (2:36) Listening Two: E-mail 2 (0:45) Listening Two: E-mail 3 (0:39) Pronunciation (0:17) Pronunciation: Exercise 1 (0:51) Pronunciation: Exercise 2 (1:09)Frazier, Laurie is the author of 'Northstar Listening and Speaking Basic/Low Intermediate', published 2003 under ISBN 9780201755688 and ISBN 0201755688.