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Contemporary Topics 1: Academic Listening and Note-Taking Skills, 3rd Edition

Contemporary Topics 1: Academic Listening and Note-Taking Skills, 3rd Edition
Author: Helen Solorzano - Laurie Frazier
ISBN 13: 9780132355704
ISBN 10: 132355701
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Pearson Longman
Publication Date: 2009-01-16
Format: Paperback
Pages: 134
List Price: $53.32

Who are some of the key figures in the history of abstract art? Can video games be good for children? What are some ethical approaches to decision-making?

You’ll find the answers to these and other questions in Contemporary Topics 1, which features college lectures from several academic disciplines, including art history, media studies, and psychology. Contemporary Topics 1 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 live 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 TOEFL® Listening Test for each unit

See also:

Contemporary Topics Introductory (High Beginner)

Contemporary Topics 2 (High Intermediate)

Contemporary Topics 3 (Advanced)