This book is designed for intermediate and advanced students who would like to improve their writing and speaking abilities in English, learn about a variety of grammar forms, and reflect and discuss current social and cultural issues throughout the world. This text has three units addressing cultural issues relating to Asia, Europe, and North America. There are three levels in which to engage students. The first involves a variety of information exchanges: Students discuss their values, background, families, social life and ideas. The second level provides either guided discussions (students are asked to give their own responses to a conversation), or a set of constructed issues / scenarios. In the third level, students can move up to critical discussions focusing on one or more cultural issues. To avoid the usual monotony that comes with a similar format, this book offers three different kinds of learning experiences: pair work, surveys / speeches, and group reactions.Long, Robert is the author of 'Culure Compass', published 2005 under ISBN 9781411644847 and ISBN 1411644840.