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(R) Listening Test for each unit See also: Contemporary Topics Introductory (High Beginner) Contemporary Topics 2 (High Intermediate) Contemporary Topics 3 (Advanced)