What a World: Amazing Stories from Around the Globe, is a six-book series that explores many fascinating topics from around the world and across history. The stories in What a World cover a diverse range of high-interest topics, from biographical pieces to exploration of cultures in various historical and contemporary periods.
Words that Go Together activities highlight collocations -- words that are easier to learn together.
Talking Notes activities challenge students to listen for main ideas and details in a short description of a person. place, or thing.
Short Conversations ask students to infer tone, attitude, or the context of the speakers' conversation.
Critical Thinking questions develop students' thiniking skills.
Language Focus activities draw on a grammatical structure from the listening and help students develop accuracy in speaking and writing.
Pronunciation and Conversation activities help guide students to more accurate and conversational speech.
Internet activities build students' Internet research skills.
Self-Tests help students and teachers assess progress.
What a World Reading -- a 3-level complementary series -- explores parallel themes to What a World Listening as it develops students' reading skills and vocabulary.
Unit 1 What Are Some Different Types of Inventions?
Unit 2 What Is Beauty Around the World?
Unit 3 What Countries Have Roylaty Today?
Unit 4 What Are Some Rites of Passage?
Unit 5 Who Are Some Famous Explorers?
Unit 6 What Are Some Jobs that Are Unique to Australia?
Unit 7 What Have the Chinese Given to the World?
Unit 8 Who Are Some Famous Scientists in Medicine?
Unit 9 Who Are Some Famous Detective Story Characters?
Self-Test: Units 1-9
Unit 10 What Are Some Endangered Species?
Unit 11 What Are Some Ways People Get Married?
Unit 12 What Are Some Extreme Sports?
Unit 13 Who Are Some Famous Science Fiction Authors?
Unit 14 What Do You Know about Sleep?
Unit 15 What Is the Future of Transportation?
Unit 16 What Are Some Fascinating Structures in Africa?
Unit 17 What Are the Smallest Countries in the World?
Unit 18 Where Do People Live the Longest?
Self-Test: units 10-18
Map of the World