The Contemporary Topics Audio CDs provide the audio of all lectures and listening exercises. This interactive listening-speaking series prepares students for the challenges of college lectures with a wide range of listening, speaking, and note-taking strategies and skills. The lectures are drawn from a range of academic disciplines and reflect authentic lecture settings, featuring engaging instructors and live student audiences.
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Could we colonize Mars if we wanted to? Has surveillance reached "Big Brother" proportions? What are some of the latest theories for slowing aging?
You’ll find the answers to these and other questions in Contemporary Topics 3 (Series Editor: Michael Rost), which features college lectures from several academic disciplines, including astronomy, political science, and biology. Contemporary Topics 3 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 the separate Audio CDs and DVD) were filmed in realistic academic setting before line student audiences.
The Classroom DVD (ISBN 9780131358102) and the Audio CDs (ISBN 9780136005162) are available separately.
Contemporary Topics Introductory (High Beginner)
Contemporary Topics 1 (Intermediate)
Contemporary Topics 2 (High Intermediate)About the Author:
Neil Murray is Senior Lecturer and Programme Director at the School of International Studies, the University of South Australia. He has taught academic English and applied linguistics at undergraduate and postgraduate level for twenty-five years and has published in both areas.
Geraldine Hughes is Lecturer in Academic English and Study Skills at King's College London, where she was formerly Director of the international foundation programme for over a decade. She has also taught academic English and communication skills at undergraduate and postgraduate level for thirty years.
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Book Description Pearson, 2009. Book Condition: New. Brand new! Please provide a physical shipping address. Bookseller Inventory # 9780131358102