Welcome to Unit 1
The theme of this unit is learning. In this unit, you will listen to people having a conversation about the educational value of video games. You will hear a radio interview about the value of television in educating babies. You will watch a video about the effects of meditation on learning, and you will listen to a conversation about adult learners. You will learn new vocabulary, and you will do exercises with these new words. Your listening skills will improve as you learn to prepare yourself to understand the speaker’s next idea, and your understanding of spoken English will improve as you practice hearing the words among sounds that are all linked together. Finally, your understanding of the grammatical use of gerunds and infinitives will improve.