Unit 1 – That’s what friends are for!
Personality types and qualities; relationships; turn-ons and turn offs
Unit 2 – Career moves
Jobs; careers of the future; job skills; summer jobs
Unit 3 – Could you do me a favor?
Favors; formal and informal requests; messages
Unit 4 – What a story!
The media; news stories; exceptional events
Unit 5 – Crossing cultures
Cultural comparisons and culture shock; moving abroad; emotions; customs; tourism and travel abroad
Unit 6 – What’s wrong with it?
Consumer complaints; everyday problems; electronics; repairs
Unit 7 – The world we live in
The environment; world problems; current issues
Unit 8 – Lifelong learning
Education; learner choices; strategies for learning; personal qualities
Unit 9 – Improvements
Everyday services; recommendations; self-improvement
Unit 10 – The past and the future
Historic events and people; biography; the future
Unit 11 – Life’s little lessons
Milestones and turning points; behavior and personality; regrets
Unit 12 – The right stuff
Qualities for success; successful businesses; advertising
Unit 13 – That’s a possibility.
Pet peeves; unexplained events; reactions; complicated situations and advice
Unit 14 – Behind the scenes
How a movie is made; media professions; processes; the entertainment industry
Unit 15 – There should be a law!
Recommendations; opinions; local concerns; controversial issues
Unit 16 – Challenges and accomplishments
Challenges; accomplishments; goals; volunteering