Orbits is a story of university students living their lives. In season 1, the characters are Mei, Peter, Min-jun, and Jane. They are university students living abroad. They eat a lot of left-over pizza and ramen, and enjoy coffee together. Follow their story, and discover who the villain is.
Orbits teaches listening, pronunciation skills, interaction skills, conversation strategies, and provides a model for real native conversation styles. It also discusses issues like social and cultural issues, ethics in business, gender issues, philosophy, health and nutrition, and more.
The Orbits (1st edition) SAMPLE.pdf (front cover, table of contents, units 1, 2, & 3, answers, and back cover).
Vocabulary exploration: Post pictures, comments, keywords, and links to information you can find on these topics on Padlet.
- Before listening to Unit 3 Wombats!, go to this Padlet, https://padlet.com/AndrewB/1z7lj35pf5ha and share information about wombats.
- Before listening to Unit 5 Coffee, go to this Padlet, https://padlet.com/AndrewB/7kidr4v8kesn and share information you find about “What is a barista?”.
- Unit 7 Conversation Strategies, Answering Negative Questions (on YouTube).
- Before listening to Unit 12 Is it Nice there?, go to this Padlet, https://padlet.com/AndrewB/vvjkl0jy0mb and share ideas for topics for young men and women to discuss on a date.
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