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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
|What Can We Learn from the Past?|
|What Causes a Society to Collapse?|
|Third Culture Kids|
|High- and Low-Context Communication|
|Managing International Business Meetings|
|Five Tips for Your Financial Future|
|Microcredit: Changing Lives|
|Academic Word List|
|CD/DVD Tracking Guides|
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