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 8:Traditional or Trendy? Listening One (0:41) Listening for Main Ideas (3:30) Reacting to the Listening: Exercise 1: Excerpt 1 (0:20) Reacting to the Listening: Exercise 1: Excerpt 2 (0:19) Reacting to the Listening: Exercise 1: Excerpt 3 (0:23) Reacting to the Listening: Exercise 1: Excerpt 4 (0:30) Listening Two (1:53) Pronunciation: Exercise 1 (0:58)Solorzano, Helen Sophia is the author of 'Northstar Listening and Speaking, Intermediate', published 2003 under ISBN 9780201755701 and ISBN 020175570X.