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Talking about ideal
Id love to go to teachers notes, additional Life Skills lessons,
One place Ive always
wanted to visit is
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looks like an
interesting place, and PDF and Word progress tests, as well as placement
LIFE evaluating different plans Sample pages tests.
B What place in the world would you most like to visit? Why?
Tell your partner.
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Our planet UNIT 9 105

Self and Society

LifeSkills Work and Career
Study and Learning
Open Mind (British English edition) EVALUATING DIFFERENT PLANS Plan B
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B You work for your local town/city council. The council is considering
Plan C
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information about each plan. Choose T (true) or F (false) about each plan. The developers want to build a small number of large, expensive houses. They are going to
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components including the Online Workbook for self on ?
course such as Notice!, Reflect and How are you 
With Plan A, there will be a lot
study and assessment, a classroom presentation tool of / they will create
doing? boxes to encourage learners to analyse their D Add up the total score for each plan and write it in the Plan A will have a (very) bad/
and Students and Teachers Resource Centres Plan A table in Exercise C. Your preferred plan is the one with the good effect, so lets give it
own progress The council is planning to use this area for urban development. They are going
to build a large number of new houses as well as other facilities, such as schools and a highest score. Complete this list. minus one / plus two.

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Every student needs top-class reading, writing, listening
and speaking skills to succeed at higher-level academic
study. Skillful focuses on each of these skills to present, New!
practise and immerse the learner in that area of language.
The comprehensive digital component includes an online
Digibook and practice area with interactive activities
and video material. The teacher has access to even more
material, including tests and supplementary worksheets
Each unit provides opportunities to engage critically
with issues raised in the texts and to consider concepts
beyond their surface meaning, helping to develop skills
such as evaluating and synthesising information.
Practical study Skills are systematically developed
through realistic scenarios and materials.
Each Students Book is divided into Reading & Writing
skills and Listening & Speaking skills.

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Employers and educational experts have long noticed as gain an awareness of their position within society. Each
in graduates and employees a widening gap between unit has a section that uses the language learnt to explore
academic results and an ability to interact successfully in life skills.
modern society. Modern students lack life skills those
transferable skills required for individuals to be successful The Life Skills strand is presented in three domains
in their academic, social and professional lives. So what within the course:
does this mean for language teaching and learning?

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Educators need to broaden their view of skills to include
these life skills and develop areas such as learner autono-
my; planning and organisational skills; collaboration and
teamwork; as well as creative and critical thinking and
problem-solving skills.

Open Mind recognises that students do not learn in a

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