9780132345248

Contemporary Topics 2: Academic Listening and Note-Taking Skills

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  • ISBN13:

    9780132345248

  • ISBN10:

    0132345242

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: PEARSON

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Summary

Why is architect Frank Gehry's work notable? What principles should journalists be following today? What are the keys to owning a successful restaurant? You'll find the answers to these and other questions in Contemporary Topics 2,by Ellen Kisslinger (Series Editor: Michael Rost), which features college lectures from several academic disciplines, including architecture, media studies, and culinary arts. Contemporary Topics 2 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 line student audiences. Audio CDs are available. Click on the link at the left side of tis page. 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 TOFELŪ Listening Test for each unit See also: Contemporary Topics Introductory(High Beginner) Contemporary Topics 1(Intermediate) Contemporary Topics 3(Advanced)

Table of Contents

 

UNIT 1            SOCIOLOGY

                                    Names

 

UNIT 2            LINGUISTICS

                                    Global English

 

UNIT 3            PSYCHOLOGY

                                    Phobias

 

UNIT 4            CULINARY ARTS

                                    Owning a Successful Restaurant

 

UNIT 5            EDUCATION

                                    How We Each Learn Best

 

UNIT 6            HISTORY

                                    The Silk Road

 

UNIT 7            BUSINESS

                                    Team Building

 

UNIT 8            ARCHITECTURE

                                    Frank Gehry

 

UNIT 9            PUBLIC HEALTH

                                    Building Immunity

 

UNIT 10          MEDIA STUDIES

                                    Principles of Journalism

 

UNIT 11          BIOLOGY

                                    DNA Testing

 

UNIT 12          PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

                                    Risk Management

 

APPENDIX A: ACADEMIC WORD LIST

APPENDIX B: AFFIX CHARTS

CD/DVD TRACKING GUIDES

 

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