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New Headway. Upper-Intermediate. Student's Book (Headway ELT) 3rd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0194392990
ISBN-10: 0194392996
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About the Author

Liz and John Soars are highly experienced teachers and teacher-trainers, well-known for their contributions to EFL teaching and methodology.
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Product Details

  • Series: Headway ELT
  • Paperback: 161 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 3rd edition (September 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0194392996
  • ISBN-13: 978-0194392990
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 0.3 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,214,351 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I've been using this in a third world city to teach English and find it excellent. The previous reviewer who rated it only 1 star has a valid point, but the reviewer only looked at one issue of sexism. While I agree with the reviewer that there are some sexist remarks, the book does help teach English very well. It organizes the lessons by them well and it has lots of normal conversation... unlike some books that use words and phrases that nobody really uses. This is an excellent resource.
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It's about time men spoke openly about the male-bashing sexism of the Headway books. It seems the Soars hired a 80s-style Gender mainstreaming consultant to bring these books in line with what was popular at the time, bashing or putting men down at all opportunities and boosting women whenever possible. There is not time for me to highlight all the cases of sexism in these books, but just one will show what I mean. Intended to 'put men in their place', this sexism would be better if it kept to facts, but unfortunately these books spread rumours long-since shown to be untrue, or invent or twist facts when they don't promote women or knock men. On page 57 of the Upper Intermediate book there is an exercise on radio advertisements. One of them is advertising car insurance, and points out that men are responsible for 81% of parking offenses. No arguments there. Most (nearly 100%) of delivery drivers are men, and double parking is a necessary evil of inner city deliveries. Also consider the number of men on the roads. In Germany, 75% of all drivers are men. If Britain has similar statistics, then suddenly the 81% figure doesn't look so bad! But Headway twists this statistic even more. What we hear on the radio is two men trying to park while criticizing a woman, before crashing. Yet this not a parking offense! Parking illegally, overstaying your meter time, double parking, those are parking offenses. Why do woman pay less insurance? NOT because they're better drivers, but because their crashes are cheaper! In Germany 25% of the drivers are women and they're responsible for 31% of all crashes.Read more ›
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