Contemporary Topics 3, 4th Ed. | Student Book

Authors: David Beglar, Neil Murray
Collection: Contemporary Topics
Subject: Integrated Skills

ISBN: 9780134400792
Copyright: 2017

Retail price: $55.95
Format: Paperback / softback

Make academic lectures accessible to students by developing their listening and note-taking skills through a series of diverse lectures with Contemporary Topics.

The new, fourth edition of  Contemporary Topics  expands on its highly respected approach to developing academic listening and study skills. Organized around realistic college lectures, the text guides learners through carefully sequenced activities in skills such as note-taking, focusing attention, intensive listening, and vocabulary building.

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 , 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.     

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

New to this edition :

  • New subject areas, presented as one-on-one academic lectures, emphasize professional applications such as software engineering, multimedia design, information technology, urban planning, and social psychology.
  • Learning Outcomes listed at the outset of each unit let students know the goals of each unit and what their learning experience will be.
  • New audio interviews with topic experts provide context for the upcoming unit lecture.
  • Bottom-up listening and pronunciation exercises emphasize important principles and improve realtime perception.
  • An oral presentation activity, supported by specific preparation and delivery strategies, concludes each unit and includes the opportunity for peer evaluation.
  • Proficiency assessments composed of short academic audio lectures and multiple-choice exams simulate TOEFL-style test format for practice on high-stakes tests.
  • New Essential Online Resources include audio, video, and teacher materials (assessments, teaching notes, answer keys, audioscripts, presentation points, and more).
David Beglar
Neil Murray
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Contemporary Topics Intro - Student Book with Audio CD 9780132469432 X $61.95
Contemporary Topics Intro - Audio CDs 9780132075190 $74.95
Contemporary Topics Intro - DVD 9780132075183 $105.95
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Contemporary Topics 1, 4th Ed. | Student Book 9780134400648 X $55.95
Contemporary Topics 1, 4th Ed. | Teacher's Pack 9780133855708 X $24.95
Contemporary Topics 1 - Audio CDs 9780132424295 $74.95
Contemporary Topics 1, 4th ed. | eText + Essential Online Resources 9780136916550 12 months $49.95 Buy
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Contemporary Topics 2, 4th Ed. | Student Book 9780134400808 X $55.95
Contemporary Topics 2, 4th Ed. | Teacher's Pack 9780133855876 X $24.95
Contemporary Topics 2 - Audio CDs 9780136005148 $78.95
Contemporary Topics 2 - DVD 9780131358096 $105.95
Contemporary Topics 2, 4th ed. | eText + Essential Online Resources 9780136916697 12 months $49.95 Buy
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Contemporary Topics 3, 4th Ed. | Student Book 9780134400792 X $55.95
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Contemporary Topics 3 - Audio CDs 9780136005162 $78.95
Contemporary Topics 3 - DVD 9780131358102 $105.95
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