Contemporary Topics

Contemporary Topics

Contemporary Topics

Contemporary Topics

Series Editor: Michael Rost

4 levels

Contemporary Topics, which features college lectures from several academic disciplines, including art history, media studies and psychology. The course 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

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