Contemporary Topics 3

Contemporary Topics 3

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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.
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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 212 x 274 x 8mm | 222.26g
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130948624
  • 9780130948625

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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. Sample audioListen to a sample from the audio program: Unit 1: SlangTalking "Cool" (Selection from complete lecture) (5:14) Click here to order the audio program. www.longman.com/contemporarytopics
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Table of contents

Unit 1 Slang: Talking Cool

Topic: Communication Studies Note-Taking Tip: Organize main ideas and supporting detail



Unit 2 Murphy's Law

Topic: Statistics Note-Taking Tip: Note numbers and statistics



Unit 3 Types of Memory

Topic: Cognitive Science Note-Taking Tip: List and number items



Unit 4 Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Topic: Psychology Note-Taking Tip: Use abbreviations and symbols



Unit 5 Marriage: Traditions and Trends

Topic: Sociology Note-Taking Tip: Make charts



Unit 6 Black Holes, White Holes, and Wormholes

Topic: Astronomy Note-Taking Tip: Draw sketches



Unit 7 Animal Talk

Topic: Cognitive Linguistics Note-Taking Tip: Note descriptions



Unit 8 Gender Differences in Language

Topic: Language and Communication Note-Taking Tip: Note comparisons and contrasts



Unit 9 Fashion and Status

Topic: Fashion Design Note-Taking Tip: Note definitions



Unit 10 The Making of Genius

Topic: Behavioral Science Note-Taking Tip: Note processes



Unit 11 The New Global Superculture

Topic: Sociology Note-Taking Tip: Note examples



Unit 12 Computer Security

Topic: Computer Science Note-Taking Tip: Note causes and effects



Appendix A: Academic Word List

Appendix B: Affix Charts
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