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

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/6/2009
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL

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  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 Introductoryprepares 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 TOEFLŽ  Listening Test for each unit See also: Contemporary Topics 1(Intermediate) Contemporary Topics 2(High Intermediate) Contemporary Topics 3(Advanced)

Table of Contents

Unit 1a
What Can We Learn from the Past?
Unit 1b
What Causes a Society to Collapse?
Unit 2a
Culture Shock
Unit 2b
Third Culture Kids
Unit 3a
New Diets
Unit 3b
Food Addictions
Unit 4a
High- and Low-Context Communication
Unit 4b
Managing International Business Meetings
Unit 5a
Five Tips for Your Financial Future
Unit 5b
Microcredit: Changing Lives
Academic Word List
Affix Charts
CD/DVD Tracking Guides
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