Contemporary Topics 1: Student Book

Contemporary Topics 1: Student Book : Intermediate Listening and Note-Taking Skills

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The Contemporary Topics Series prepares students for the challenges of college by presenting a wide range of listening and note-taking strategies and skills. Targeting corpus-based vocabulary drawn from the Academic Word List, Contemporary Topics ensures that students will be familiar with the most frequently used academic terms.show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 203.2 x 271.8 x 7.6mm | 136.08g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0130948535
  • 9780130948533

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The "Contemporary Topics Series" prepares students for the challenges of college by presenting a wide range of listening and note-taking strategies and skills. Targeting corpus-based vocabulary drawn from the Academic Word List, "Contemporary Topics" ensures that students will be familiar with the most frequently used academic terms. The twelve lectures at each level are drawn from a range of academic disciplines, and are recorded to reflect natural interaction between professor and students. Each level offers these features: Realistic lectures on topics of current interest. Pre-listening activities designed to activate prior knowledge, to introduce key vocabulary, and to provide notetaking tips, models, and practice. A wide range of listening strategies including predicting, inferring, listening for the main idea, and listening for details. "Using Your Notes" lecture review activities. Projects including in-class discussions, presentations, contact assignments, and research projects. Listening quizzes for each unit. Teacher Packs for each level, including photocopiable quizzes, answer keys, and audioscripts for both lectures and quizzes. www.longman.com/contemporarytopicsshow more

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Unit 1 Happiness Topic: Psychology Note-Taking Tip: Note main ideas and details Unit 2 New Kinds of Food Topic: Biology Note-Taking Tip: Note subtopics Unit 3 Public Art Topic: Art Note-Taking Tip: Note descriptions Unit 4 Journey to Antarctica Topic: History Note-Taking Tip: Note dates and events Unit 5 Violence on Television Topic: Media Studies Note-Taking Tip: Note numbers Unit 6 Too Old to Learn? Topic: Linguistics Note-Taking Tip: Listen for signal phrases Unit 7 Are We Alone? Topic: Astronomy Note-Taking Tip: Listen for theoretical questions Unit 8 Do the Right Thing Topic: Ethics Note-Taking Tip: Note definitions Unit 9 A Good Night's Sleep Topic: Public Health Note-Taking Tip: Note causes and effects Unit 10 Negotiating for Success Topic: Business Note-Taking Tip: Note examples Unit 11 Risking It Topic: Statistics Note-Taking Tip: Note comparisons and contrasts Unit 12 The Electronic Brain Topic: Technology Note-Taking Tip: Choose the best note-taking techniques Appendix A: Academic Word List Appendix B: Affix Chartsshow more

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