Study Listening is for students at intermediate level and above who are preparing to study at a university or college where English is the language of instruction. It is also for those preparing to attend international conferences where English is used. The course focuses on listening to lectures and note taking. The second edition has been comprehensively revised and restructured with these new features: - ten thematic units, based on talks by different lecturers from six different countries - practice in six macrostrategies for listening: predicting; monitoring; responding; clarifying; inferencing; evaluating - post-listening tasks focusing on lecture language as well as lecture content - 'trouble-shooting' activities dealing with the problem of understanding natural speech, such as speed and accent Activities that provide suitable IELTS preparation are highlighted throughout the book. Study Listening includes lecture transcripts, sample listener's notes and Teaching Notes and can be used for self-study. It is accompanied by an audio CD set (2) or audio cassete set (2). Contents Acknowledgements To the student To the teacher Introduction: Two functions of listening Unit 1 Problems of urbanisation Unit 2 Differences between academic cultures Unit 3 Teleworking and distance learning Unit 4 Language strategies for awkward situations Unit 5 Targets for preventive medicine Unit 6 Cloning: The significance of Dolly Unit 7 Measuring quality of life Unit 8 Climate change: Evidence and action Final Review Ways of continuing to improve your listening Accent summary Transcripts and sample notes Teaching notes Appendix: Vocabulary in academic listening References
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