Contemporary Topics 3: Academic and Note-Taking Skills (Advanced)
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Contemporary Topics 3: Academic and Note-Taking Skills (Advanced)

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Could we colonize Mars if we wanted to? Has surveillance reached "Big Brother" proportions? What are some of the latest theories for slowing aging?



You'll find the answers to these and other questions in Contemporary Topics 3 (Series Editor: Michael Rost), which features college lectures from several academic disciplines, including astronomy, political science, and biology. Contemporary Topics 3 prepares students for the challenge of college lectures with practice in a wide range of listening, speaking and note-taking skills and strategies. The lectures (available on the separate Audio CDs and DVD) were filmed in realistic academic setting before line student audiences.



The Classroom DVD (ISBN 9780131358102) and the Audio CDs (ISBN 9780136005162) are available separately.



DVD Features



Realistic college lectures from a range of academic disciplines (also on audio CDs)
Student discussions of the lectures (also on audio CDs)
Instructors' Presentation Points
Coaching Tips that guide students as they take notes
Subtitles for lectures and student discussions

Course Features



Corpus-based vocabulary drawn from the Academic Word List
Practical listening and note-taking strategies
Note-review practice that allows students to analyze their note-taking skills and consolidate their understanding of the lecture
Academic research and speaking tasks: presentation, discussions, and role plays
A Teacher's Pack for busy instructors with:

Suggested bonus activities
Teaching notes
Answer keys
Audioscripts
Simulated TOEFL (R) Listening Test for each unit



See also:

Contemporary Topics Introductory (High Beginner)

Contemporary Topics 1 (Intermediate)

Contemporary Topics 2 (High Intermediate)
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 209 x 272 x 7mm | 278g
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0132345234
  • 9780132345231
  • 486,969

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Could we colonize Mars if we wanted to? Has surveillance reached "Big Brother" proportions? What are some of the latest theories for slowing aging?



You'll find the answers to these and other questions in Contemporary Topics 3 (Series Editor: Michael Rost), which features college lectures from several academic disciplines, including astronomy, political science, and biology. Contemporary Topics 3 prepares students for the challenge of college lectures with practice in a wide range of listening, speaking and note-taking skills and strategies. The lectures (available on the separate Audio CDs and DVD) were filmed in realistic academic setting before line student audiences.





The Classroom DVD (ISBN 9780131358102) and the Audio CDs (ISBN 9780136005162) are available separately.





DVD Features

Realistic college lectures from a range of academic disciplines (also on audio CDs) Student discussions of the lectures (also on audio CDs) Instructors' Presentation Points Coaching Tips that guide students as they take notes Subtitles for lectures and student discussions Course Features

Corpus-based vocabulary drawn from the Academic Word List Practical listening and note-taking strategies Note-review practice that allows students to analyze their note-taking skills and consolidate their understanding of the lecture Academic research and speaking tasks: presentation, discussions, and role plays A Teacher's Pack for busy instructors with: Suggested bonus activities Teaching notes Answer keys Audioscripts Simulated TOEFL(R) Listening Test for each unit See also:

Contemporary Topics Introductory (High Beginner)

Contemporary Topics 1 (Intermediate)

Contemporary Topics 2 (High Intermediate)
show more

Table of contents

UNIT 1 COMMUNICATION STUDIES

Slang and Language Change



UNIT 2 CHILD PSYCHOLOGY

The Genius Within



UNIT 3 SOCIOLOGY

Social Status: Flaunting Your Success



UNIT 4 BUSINESS

The Art of Marketing in Global Culture



UNIT 5 COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

Memory



UNIT 6 ANTHROPOLOGY/BIOLOGY

The Science of Love



UNIT 7 ASTRONOMY

Mission to Mars



UNIT 8 POLITICAL SCIENCE

Big Brother and the Surveillance Society



UNIT 9 LINGUISTICS

Animal Communication



UNIT 10 ECONOMICS

The Evolution of Money



UNIT 11 BIOLOGY

The Fountain of Youth



UNIT 12 SOCIOLOGY

Marriage



APPENDIX A: ACADEMIC WORD LIST

APPENDIX B: AFFIX CHART

CD/DVD TRACKING GUIDES
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