Contemporary Topics Intro: Academic Listening and Note-Taking Skills

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9780132075183: Contemporary Topics Intro: Academic Listening and Note-Taking Skills

Teacher's Pack for busy instructors with: / Suggested bonus activities / Teaching notes / Answer keys / Audioscripts / Simulated TOEFL Listening Test for each unit 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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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 Introductory 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.

 

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 TOEFLŪ  Listening Test for each unit

See also:

Contemporary Topics 1 (Intermediate)

Contemporary Topics 2 (High Intermediate)

Contemporary Topics 3 (Advanced)

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