Contemporary Topics 1 / Edition 3

Contemporary Topics 1 / Edition 3

by Helen Solorzano, Laurie Frazier
     
 

ISBN-10: 0132355701

ISBN-13: 9780132355704

Pub. Date: 01/09/2009

Publisher: Pearson Education ESL

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

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Overview

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)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132355704
Publisher:
Pearson Education ESL
Publication date:
01/09/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
134
Sales rank:
491,848
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.40(d)

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

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