CONTEMPORARY TOPICS 1 3/E STBK 235570

Series
Longman
Author
Helen Solorzano / Laurie Frazier  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
3
Language
English
Total pages
144
Pub.-date
January 2009
ISBN13
9780132355704
ISBN
0132355701


Level 1

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Description

 

Who are some of the key figures in the history of abstract art? Can video games be good for children? What are some ethical approaches to decision-making?

 

You'll find the answers to these and other questions in Contemporary Topics 1, which features college lectures from several academic disciplines, including art history, media studies, and psychology.  Contemporary Topics 1 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 live 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 Introductory (High Beginner)

Contemporary Topics 2 (High Intermediate)

Contemporary Topics 3 (Advanced)

Table of Contents

 

UNIT 1            PSYCHOLOGY

                        Happiness

 

UNIT 2            LINGUISTICS   

                        A Time to Learn

 

UNIT 3            PUBLIC HEALTH

                        Sleep

 

UNIT 4            BUSINESS

                        Negotiating for Success

 

UNIT 5            ART HISTORY

                        Modern Art

 

UNIT 6            TECHNOLOGY

                        Robots

 

UNIT 7            MEDIA STUDIES

                        Video Games

 

UNIT 8            BIOLOGY

                        Genetically Modified Food

 

UNIT 9            ASTRONOMY

                        The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

 

UNIT 10          HISTORY

                        Shackleton

 

UNIT 11          PHILOSOPHY

                        Ethics

 

UNIT 12          ECONOMICS

                        Opportunity Cost

 

                        APPENDIX A: ACADEMIC WORD LIST

                        APPENDIX B: AFFIX CHARTS

                        CD/DVD TRACKING GUIDES

                        CREDITS

 

Back Cover

 

 

Who are some of the key figures in the history of abstract art? Can video games be good for children? What are some ethical approaches to decision-making?

 

You'll find the answers to these and other questions in Contemporary Topics 1, which features college lectures from several academic disciplines, including art history, media studies, and psychology.  Contemporary Topics 1 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 live 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 Introductory (High Beginner)

Contemporary Topics 2 (High Intermediate)

Contemporary Topics 3 (Advanced)