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Study skills , academic skill , or study strategies are approaches applied to learning. They are generally critical to success in school,  considered essential for acquiring good grades, and useful for learning throughout one's life.
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Intro 1 Inspire is a listening and speaking course with additional content reading designed to create a richer speaking experience. The spectacular National Geographic photos and video provide enduring images that inspire learners to discover the world in all its brilliance. A mixture of scripted and authentic audio provides opportunities for listening practice. Students communicative competence is developed through guided pair and group discussion activities.
An extensive range of activity types includes interviews, surveys, class presentations and projects, and encourages students to take their learning beyond the classroom. National Geographic video offers additional opportunities for developing listening comprehension and inspires discussion about the wondrous diversity of our planet. Additional teacher resources and student practice materials are available at: ngl. Topical group discussions and problem-solving approaches help increase students abilities to communicate in English in a confident and effective manner.
Updated content and topics: geared towards Asian students for closer identification and greater engagement. Brand-new Word Plus section: models native-speaker conversation skills and expressions, enabling students to speak more naturally and obtain higher scores on speaking assessments. Easy unit navigation: clear lesson staging and topic scaffolding ensure straightforward and faster lesson preparation for teachers, and easier access and application for students.
Program flexibility: this series can be used as a stand-alone course or as a companion to other courses. Answer Key available on request. Learners develop academic literacy skills through content, images, and video from National Geographic. This innovative series provides learners with a pathway to success! Meaningful and authentic content from National Geographic Digital Media stimulates learners curiosity and participation.
A clear pathway from formal presentations to student-to-student interactions helps students become active, informed listeners in lectures and conversations. Communication skills are taught and practiced through realistic contexts designed to model the academic classroom.
Presentation skills, including organization, preparation, and delivery techniques, are introduced and practiced in every unit, sharpening learners ability to interact in different academic settings.
Opportunities for critical thinking throughout each unit prepare learners to succeed in the academic classroom. Your colleagues say It s hard to find an academic English series that is both stimulating and rich--pathways has been a wonderful discovery.
Ask your National Geographic Learning representative for bundling options. I would recommend the Pathways program for ESL courses. Integrating amazing photographs, wonderful layout, and high-interest academic themes, Pathways actively engage my students in their academic English learning in real world, and effectively stimulate their learning motivation. I particularly like the critical thinking section in both strands because the progression of the activities helps my students gradually develop critical thinking ability, so as to prepare them for such standardized tests as TOEFL or SAT and for better learning at universities.
Dean Wang, instructor Harbin College of Technology, China Exploring the Theme sections provide a visual introduction to the unit and encourage learners to think critically and share ideas about the unit topic. Think and Discuss 1. Look at the photo and read the caption. Describe what you see. Do you think it is easy or difficult to be a scientist? What do you think is the most difficult part of studying sequoia trees?
A scientist studies sequoia trees from bottom to top. Then discuss the questions. What does the word challenge mean? Do you think it is more challenging to work with people or animals? Which one of these jobs do you think is more challenging? Do we only have challenges at work? A repair person working on a radio tower Firefighters putting out a fire Pilots in the cockpit of an aircraft Joel Sartore takes a photograph of a baby caiman. Dunkel, Phyllis L.
Level: intermediate to advanced This groundbreaking listening and notetaking series features new authentic academic lectures and National Geographic videos that simulate the academic experience. This unique approach engages learners while it enhances listening comprehension and develops notetaking and study skills.
Authentic National Geographic videos provide a meaningful context for discussion and application of essential listening, notetaking, and vocabulary skills. New and updated academic lectures offer compelling, cross-curricular content that simulate authentic scenarios for maximum academic readiness.
Every unit introduces a focused aspect of notetaking and provides varied opportunities for practice and application of the skill. Learners are taught the essential principles of notetaking and are encouraged to personalize the strategies for optimal results.
New, fully-integrated Video sections, which feature authentic National Geographic documentaries and interviews, offer engaging, global content for learners to apply the skills and strategies presented in the unit. Each unit contains easy-to-follow, step-by-step activities that lead toward a major speaking task. The tasks are based on real-life situations and are designed to increase self-confidence and foster positive attitudes towards learning English.
Fluency strategies help learners develop effective conversation management skills. Critical thinking activities encourage learners to think deeply about how they express themselves in English.
Useful expressions help learners interact more freely in personalized speaking activities. Teacher s Editions include notes, answer keys, teaching suggestions, additional activities, and photocopiable activity pages for each unit, unit assessments and tests, and audio scripts. Offering 16 six-page topic-based units per level, the series uses a task-based approach to develop listening skills and strategies essential to effective communication while integrating speaking and pronunciation skills.
New to this edition: Revised content including expanded cultural focus on Asia New Test Practice and Test Hint sections to help students with different questions types and strategies New Real English section with revised listening activities New Grammar Focus to reinforce key grammatical points and word skills New Exam Speaking section to practice common exam-style questions Listening strategies for success in the classroom, on exams, and in daily life!
Wide range of realistic listening types includes social conversations, transactional dialogues, broadcasts, and announcements. Regular progress tests familiarize students with common standardized test formats. Easy-to-teach unit format and a clearly written teacher s guide make lesson preparation quick and simple.
Language Focus sections raise students awareness of key grammatical and functional patterns featured in the main listening passages. Pronunciation and Conversation Strategy sections in every unit help students understand the most important features of spoken English. Contact your local Cengage Learning Representative for files. Within each unit, you ll find a wealth of techniques and exercises, accompanied by engaging and integrative graphics, focused on developing a well-rounded listener.
A warm up helps students relate the unit s topic to their own lives. Two real-life scenarios with a wide range of listening comprehension and listening discrimination exercises foster multidimensional listening strategies. Listening notes highlight listening tips that students can remember easily and apply in their own listening situations. Vocabulary exercises add to students growing lexicons and give them practice with key words.
Grammar notes and exercises strengthen students skills and reinforce lessons in easy-to-grasp bites. Pronunciation tips help students better understand native-spoken English and make their own English more natural and fluid.
Group speaking activities encourage students to think more deeply about the topic, draw on their own experiences, and put the skills they ve learned to use in natural conversations.
Morgan; Nancy Douglas; Andy Curtis; Huizhong Yang LEVEL: beginner to Intermediate Dynamic vocabulary is combined with essential grammar, universal topics, and real-world video situations to help give students the tool and motivation to communicate confidently and fluently in English.
Each of the right units per level consists of two lessons, A and B. Lesson A works on building up students communicative skills and features: Vocabulary Link. Key high-frequency vocabulary for everyday conversation Listening. Strategies and practice for real-life situations and contexts Speaking. Important functions and aptterns for natural communication Communication. Consolidation and extension practice for greater retention and confidence. Lesson B uses video content to develop additional communicative competence in two parts: Global Viewpoints.
Real-life interviews with students and professionals from around the world, incorporating practical examples of real English language use with viewpoints from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds. City Living. Uses corpus-informed spoken English to provide authentic examples of formal and informal speech, giving lower-level students natural and relevant language models. Speaking strategies such as hesitation and reaction are designed to help students become better speakers and converse with more confidence.
Integrated Grammar lessons teach the grammar necessary for students to communicate effectively and naturally in conversations. Listening exercises teach listening strategies and skills, rather than simply testing them. The Audio CD contains listening activities and conversations that model student tasks. Communication strategies, vocabulary, and useful expressions are taught and practiced in pair and small group activities.
Collocations and language patterns are integrated together, with an alphabetical listing at the back of the book for reference. All new language is recycled thoroughly. Extra practice material is provided to the teacher in the Further Activities section in each unit. A page for Consolidation and Recycling at the end of each unit ensures sufficient review of language points.
Now you re Talking! Guided listening and speaking activities prepare students for the types of realistic conversations they will encounter in their daily lives. Communicative strategies are explicitly introduced at the beginning of each chapter, focusing learners on the practical goals of the unit. Professional Context sections introduce learners to the challenges of using English in business and academic environments. Language Focus sections offer instruction in the grammar and vocabulary found uniquely in spoken English.
Guided listening comprehension activities serve as models for learners, preparing them for longer improvisational assignments in every chapter. Students gain valuable academic knowledge and essential notetaking skills necessary for success in college. Content-based lessons introduce students to key concepts from major academic disciplines such as humanities, communications, biological sciences, social sciences, history, and business.
Vocabulary from the Academic Word List twenty words per chapter is introduced and extensively practiced to ensure mastery of the academic terms most commonly used in higher education.
Common Note-taking Methods
The Cornell method provides a systematic format for condensing and organizing notes without laborious recopying. After writing the notes in the main space, use the left-hand space to label each idea and detail with a key word or "cue. During class, take down information in the six-inch area. When the instructor moves to a new point, skip a few lines. After class, complete phrases and sentences as much as possible. For every significant bit of information, write a cue in the left margin.
Everybody takes notes, or at least everybody claims to. In college, your instructors expect you to make connections between class lectures and reading assignments; they expect you to create an opinion about the material presented; they expect you to make connections between the material and life beyond college. Your notes are your road maps for these thoughts. Do you take good notes? After learning to listen, note taking is the most important skill to ensure your success in a class. Effective note taking is important because it:. Each can be used in a notebook, index cards, or in a digital form on your laptop.
The new edition of the Listening and Notetaking Skills series incorporates engaging National Geographic content and video featuring authentic interviews and.
Contemporary Topics: Fourth Edition
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Intro 1 Inspire is a listening and speaking course with additional content reading designed to create a richer speaking experience. The spectacular National Geographic photos and video provide enduring images that inspire learners to discover the world in all its brilliance. A mixture of scripted and authentic audio provides opportunities for listening practice.
Jump to navigation. Listen to the conversation about taking notes and do the exercises to practise and improve your listening skills. Do the preparation exercise before you listen. Then do the other exercises to check your understanding.
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. It also helps students evaluate their interests and explore possible career paths.
Patricia A. Dunkel
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