Language Leader Intermediate Coursebook Answer Key Updated
Language Leader Intermediate Coursebook Answer Key Updated
Language Leader is a series of coursebooks designed for learners of English as a second or foreign language. The series covers four levels: elementary, pre-intermediate, intermediate, and upper-intermediate. Each level consists of a coursebook, a workbook, a teacher's book, and an interactive CD-ROM. The coursebooks aim to develop the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as well as grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. The coursebooks also include topics and tasks that are relevant to the learners' personal, professional, and academic lives.
The intermediate level of Language Leader is suitable for learners who have completed the pre-intermediate level or have a B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The intermediate coursebook contains 12 units, each with six main sections: Lead-in, Reading, Language Focus, Listening and Speaking, Writing, and Case Study. The Lead-in section introduces the topic and activates the learners' prior knowledge. The Reading section presents a text related to the topic and develops the learners' reading skills and strategies. The Language Focus section focuses on a specific grammar point or language function that is relevant to the topic and the text. The Listening and Speaking section provides a listening text and various speaking tasks that practice the learners' listening and speaking skills and strategies. The Writing section guides the learners through the process of writing a specific text type that is related to the topic. The Case Study section is a project-based task that requires the learners to use the language and skills they have learned in the unit to solve a realistic problem or situation.
The intermediate coursebook answer key is a document that provides the correct answers to all the exercises and tasks in the coursebook. The answer key is intended for teachers who use the coursebook in their classes, or for learners who use the coursebook for self-study. The answer key can help teachers check their students' progress and provide feedback. The answer key can also help learners check their own work and identify their strengths and weaknesses.
The intermediate coursebook answer key has been updated to reflect the latest edition of the coursebook, which was published in 2016. The updated answer key includes some changes and corrections that were made to the coursebook content, such as new texts, new exercises, new vocabulary items, and new audio recordings. The updated answer key also follows the same format and layout as the coursebook, making it easy to use and follow.
The updated answer key can be accessed online through [FlipHTML5], [Studocu], or [Issuu]. These are websites that allow users to upload, view, share, and download digital publications such as books, magazines, catalogs, etc. The updated answer key can be viewed online as a flipbook or downloaded as a PDF file. Alternatively, the updated answer key can be purchased as a printed book from various online or offline bookstores.. In this article, we will provide a brief overview of each unit in the intermediate coursebook and the main topics, skills, and language points that are covered in each unit. We will also provide some tips and suggestions on how to use the coursebook effectively and how to make the most of the updated answer key.
Unit 1: Culture
The first unit of the coursebook explores the topic of culture and how it influences our identity, values, beliefs, and behavior. The unit also examines how culture affects communication and interaction across different contexts and situations. The unit aims to develop the learners' intercultural awareness and competence, as well as their critical thinking and analytical skills.
The reading text in this unit is an extract from a book called The Culture Map by Erin Meyer, which discusses how different cultures have different preferences and expectations when it comes to giving feedback. The text introduces some key concepts and dimensions of culture, such as directness, emotional expressiveness, and hierarchy. The reading skills that are practiced in this unit include scanning, skimming, identifying main ideas and supporting details, inferring meaning from context, and evaluating arguments.
The language focus in this unit is on modal verbs and their functions. Modal verbs are verbs that express possibility, ability, permission, obligation, necessity, advice, suggestion, etc. The unit reviews the basic forms and meanings of modal verbs, such as can, could, may, might, must, should, etc. The unit also introduces some advanced modal verbs and expressions, such as have to, need to, ought to, be supposed to, be able to, etc. The unit provides various exercises and activities that help the learners practice using modal verbs correctly and appropriately in different situations.
The listening text in this unit is a podcast interview with a cultural expert who talks about how culture affects our perception of time and punctuality. The text illustrates how different cultures have different attitudes and norms regarding time management and scheduling. The listening skills that are practiced in this unit include predicting content, listening for gist and specific information, identifying speaker's purpose and tone, and summarizing main points.
The speaking tasks in this unit involve discussing cultural differences and similarities, sharing personal experiences and opinions about culture-related topics, giving feedback on cultural aspects of communication, and negotiating solutions to intercultural conflicts. The speaking skills that are practiced in this unit include expressing agreement and disagreement, giving reasons and examples, asking for clarification and confirmation, making suggestions and recommendations, etc.
The writing task in this unit is to write a formal email to a potential business partner from a different culture. The email should introduce oneself and one's company or organization, explain the purpose and benefits of the partnership, propose a meeting date and time, and request a reply. The writing skills that are practiced in this unit include planning and organizing an email structure, using appropriate tone and register, using polite expressions and phrases, using modal verbs to express requests and offers, etc.
The case study in this unit is based on a real-life scenario where a team of international consultants has to work on a project for a client from a different culture. The team has to deal with some cultural challenges and misunderstandings that affect their work performance and relationship with the client. The case study requires the learners to analyze the situation from different perspectives, identify the sources of conflict and miscommunication, propose possible solutions and strategies to overcome the difficulties, and present their findings and recommendations to the client.
Some tips and suggestions on how to use this unit are:
- Before starting the unit, activate your prior knowledge about culture by brainstorming some words or phrases that you associate with culture. You can also think of some examples of cultural differences or similarities that you have encountered or observed in your personal or professional life. - While reading the text or listening to the podcast interview, - try to relate the content to your own experience or knowledge. - compare and contrast your own culture with the cultures mentioned in the text or interview. - think of some questions or comments that you would like to ask or share with the author or the interviewer. - After completing the language focus section, - review the rules and examples of modal verbs. - practice using modal verbs in sentences or dialogues that are relevant to your own context or situation. - check your answers with the updated answer key. - Before doing the speaking tasks, - prepare some notes or bullet points on what you want to say. - rehearse your speech with a partner or by yourself. - use modal verbs to express your opinions or suggestions politely and effectively. - While writing the email, - follow the guidelines and tips provided in the writing section. - use a clear and logical structure for your email. - use appropriate language and tone for a formal email. - check your spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc. - After finishing the case study, - reflect on what you have learned from the case study. - evaluate your own performance and contribution to the team. - give and receive feedback from your teammates and the client. - Use the updated answer key to check your answers and solutions for the exercises, tasks, and case study. The updated answer key will provide you with the correct answers, as well as some explanations, comments, and suggestions. The updated answer key will also help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, and improve your learning outcomes. Unit 2: Success
The second unit of the coursebook explores the topic of success and how it is defined, measured, and achieved by different people and groups. The unit also examines how success affects our motivation, happiness, and well-being. The unit aims to develop the learners' personal and professional skills, such as goal-setting, problem-solving, decision-making, and self-management.
The reading text in this unit is an extract from a book called Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell, which argues that success is not only a result of individual talent and effort, but also a product of various external factors, such as opportunity, culture, and luck. The text introduces the concept of the "10,000-hour rule", wh