Contemporary Topics Introductory: Academic Listening and Note-Taking Skills (High Beginner)

Series
Longman
Author
Jeanette Clement / Cynthia Lennox  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
112
Pub.-date
January 2009
ISBN13
9780132075176
ISBN
0132075172


Introductory

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9780132075176
Contemporary Topics Introductory: Academic Listening and Note-Taking Skills (High Beginner)
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Description

This 4 level series makes academic lectures accessible to students who are preparing for college or university classes in English. Students develop listening and note-taking skills while listening to academically diverse lectures.

Table of Contents

 

UNIT 1a          ARCHAEOLOGY

                        What Can We Learn from the Past?

 

UNIT 1b          ARCHAEOLOGY

                        What Causes a Society to Collapse?

 

UNIT 2a          ANTHROPOLOGY

                        Culture Shock

 

UNIT 2b          ANTHROPOLOGY

                        Third Culture Kids

 

UNIT 3a          HEALTH SCIENCES

                        New Diets

 

UNIT 3b          HEALTH SCIENCES

                        Food Addictions

 

UNIT 4a          BUSINESS

                        High- and Low-Context Communication

 

UNIT 4b          BUSINESS

                        Managing International Business Meetings

 

UNIT 5a          ECONOMICS

                        Five Tips for Your Financial Future

 

UNIT 5b          ECONOMICS

                        Microcredit: Changing Lives

 

APPENDIX A: ACADEMIC WORD LIST

APPENDIX B: AFFIX CHARTS

CD/DVD TRACKING GUIDES

 

 

Back Cover

 

What causes a society to collapse? What's it like to grow up as a third culture kid?  How has microcredit changed people's lives?

 

You'll find the answers to these and other questions in Contemporary Topics Introductory, by Jeanette Clement and Cynthia Lennox  (Series Editor: Michael Rost) which features college lectures from several academic disciplines, including archaeology, anthropology, and economics.  Contemporary Topics Introductory 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 CD and DVD) were filmed in realistic academic setting before line student audiences.

 

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®  Listening Test for each unit

See also:

Contemporary Topics 1 (Intermediate)

Contemporary Topics 2 (High Intermediate)

Contemporary Topics 3 (Advanced)