Video Comprehension Book 1 emphasizes listening comprehension skills and helps students gain a clear understanding of the characters and the events in the Connect With English story. Additional skills and topics covered in each book include reading, writing, speaking, culture, and vocabulary development. Video Comprehension Book 1 is organized in a consistent chapter structure. On the first page of each chapter, A Preview section contains activities that prepare students for viewing the episode. Next, viewing activities in the Watch for Main Ideas and Watch for Details sections test students' finer understanding of details and events in the story. A Highlights page contains a short culture reading as well as practice in idiomatic expressions found in the episode.Book 1 corresponds to video episodes 1-12Book 2 corresponds to video episodes 13-24Book 3 corresponds to video episodes 25-36Book 4 corresponds to video episodes 37-48
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The Preview section of each chapter contains three colorful photos that highlight the main events in the episode. Students are provided with contextualized clues that help them predict upcoming events.
Before You Watch activities prepare students for the events that they will see in the upcoming episode.
What About You? questions encourage students to express their personal feelings, opinions,and reactions to the characters and events in each episode.
While You Watch activities provide students with focused viewing practice as they identify people, places, things, and events that are central to the story.
After you Watch activities help students recall specific information about the story.
The Culture section focuses on a different element of United States and Canadian culture and provides an arena for cross-cultural comparison and discussion.
An Expressions section gives students practice using key words, idioms, and phrases from the episode.
The Viewpoints activity at the end of each chapter gives students a final opportunity to react to a particular issue or event that occurred in the story.
Michael Berman is an adjunct professor at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD. He teaches ESOL and Spanish and writes material for both languages. He is the author of the forthcoming ESOL text and video, The Listening System
Linda Butler is a writer and editor of ESOL materials and the creator of the ESL Reader’s Companion Series (McGraw Hill).
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