Where In The World
by Anne Siebert and Raymond C. Clark
A text for reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
Beginning-level adult ESL/EFL students - appropriate for middle
school on up
2 CD's with 30 units of dramatic dialogues, short readings,
2 CD's with 30 units of dictations
Map showing places Igor visited
to the Teacher
14 on China: The Great Wall
23 on Ecuador: The Galapagos Islands
The units follow this plan:
Page 1. A color postcard and a national
4 to 7 WH questions: What is this? Where is it? etc.
Page 2. A phone call with Igor, the traveler: Where are
you? What are you doing?
How are you? Why are you doing that? etc.
Page 3. A reading passage describing the famous place,
followed by comprehension questions and a short writing activity.
Page 4. Three short exercises on grammar, vocabulary,
and listening comprehension/writing (a short dictation).
Page 5. A postcard for the learners to write and "send"
to a friend, and then a short lively chant about the site.
Page 6. Discussion questions, followed by another phone
call with Igor to find
out what he has done, who he has seen, and where he's going
And there is a website address for more information and pictures.
So, here's Igor's itinerary: New York, Paris,
Rome, Athens, Istanbul, Egypt, Tanzania, Jordan, Moscow, India,
Nepal, Tibet, China, Japan, Cambodia, Australia, Hawaii, Easter
Island, Antarctica, the Amazon, Peru, the Galapagos, the Panama
Canal, Mexico, the Grand Canyon, San Francisco, Yellowstone,
Niagara Falls, and finally Washington, D.C. Ready to go?
Two basic CD's feature the phone calls, the reading
passages, and the chants.
Two additional CD's contain the dictations.
Testimony by Sima Kogan
Where in the World is a wonderful and useful resource for ESOL
teachers, as well as a great learning tool for non-native English
speakers. It meets an existing need for an interactive beginner-level
manual. While providing a fun and interactive environment, it
gradually introduces the students to a more complex vocabulary
and sentence structure. The content of the book is very well organized
and thought through. The unique format provides ample opportunities
to practice speaking with proper pronunciation and intonation,
as well as reading, writing, listening, and, most importantly,
interacting. The assessments and exercises are well placed and
encourage reinforcement of the newly learned material. As students
"travel" around the world, they can apply new words
and modern idiomatic expressions used by native speakers in believable
situations. This is done in a way that is not intimidating
for a beginner. The manual provides a very practical approach
be invaluable to the students in an English-speaking workplace
Sima Kogan, ESOL Teacher, Cleveland Adult and Continuing Education,
Where in the World text $16.50
Text and 2 basic CD's $32.00
2 basic CD's $15.50
2 Additional Dictation CD's $15.50