9780801309281

Contemporary Topics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780801309281

  • ISBN10:

    080130928X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1993-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman Pub Group

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Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

Summary

This outstanding three-title series prepares college-bound ESL students to understand academic lectures in English. Each text equips students for the challenges of college and university study by helping them listen selectively, take notes, review key ideas, retain information, and apply what they have learned.

Twelve recorded lectures in each level are performed in lively and natural styles to provide a motivating introduction to academic listening. Lectures cover a wide range of thought-provoking contemporary topics. Controlled, realistic note-taking practice, ample pre-listening activities, vocabulary preview, post-lecture tests, and a wealth of illustrations also aid student understanding.

Audiocassettes offer full lectures, presented both divided into parts and in their entirety.

Each book offers the following features:
-- Topic preview
-- Vocabulary preview
-- Identifying main ideas and supporting details
-- Note-taking skills
-- Review and post-listening tests
-- Application of ideas through post-listening activities

Table of Contents

Introduction iv
UNIT 1 The World of Comics
1(8)
UNIT 2 The Keys to Advertising
9(8)
UNIT 3 Computer Crime
17(8)
UNIT 4 Memory: Our Key to Learning
25(8)
UNIT 5 The Filmmaking Process
33(8)
UNIT 6 Non-Verbal Communication: Your Body Is Talking
41(8)
UNIT 7 Effects of the Sun
49(8)
UNIT 8 Mystics and Prophets
57(8)
UNIT 9 The Biological Clock
65(8)
UNIT 10 The First Year of Life
73(8)
UNIT 11 The Disappearance of the Dinosaurs
81(8)
UNIT 12 Fashion in the Twenty-first Century
89(8)
Appendix A Review Tests 97(12)
Appendix B Answer Key 109(6)
Appendix C Lecture Scripts 115

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