Student Book, Contemporary Topics / Edition 2

Student Book, Contemporary Topics / Edition 2

by Helen Solorzano
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130948535

ISBN-13: 9780130948533

Pub. Date: 04/19/2002

Publisher: Pearson ESL

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

Overview

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.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130948533
Publisher:
Pearson ESL
Publication date:
04/19/2002
Series:
Contemporary Topics Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
110
Product dimensions:
8.34(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.27(d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1 Happiness

Topic: Psychology

Note-Taking Tip: Note main ideas and details

Unit 2 New Kinds of Food

Topic: Biology

Note-Taking Tip: Note subtopics

Unit 3 Public Art

Topic: Art

Note-Taking Tip: Note descriptions

Unit 4 Journey to Antarctica

Topic: History

Note-Taking Tip: Note dates and events

Unit 5 Violence on Television

Topic: Media Studies

Note-Taking Tip: Note numbers

Unit 6 Too Old to Learn?

Topic: Linguistics

Note-Taking Tip: Listen for signal phrases

Unit 7 Are We Alone?

Topic: Astronomy

Note-Taking Tip: Listen for theoretical questions

Unit 8 Do the Right Thing

Topic: Ethics

Note-Taking Tip: Note definitions

Unit 9 A Good Night's Sleep

Topic: Public Health

Note-Taking Tip: Note causes and effects

Unit 10 Negotiating for Success

Topic: Business

Note-Taking Tip: Note examples

Unit 11 Risking It

Topic: Statistics

Note-Taking Tip: Note comparisons and contrasts

Unit 12 The Electronic Brain

Topic: Technology

Note-Taking Tip: Choose the best note-taking techniques

Appendix A: Academic Word List

Appendix B: Affix Charts

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