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Contemporary Topics Level 2 Student's Book with Online Resources Fourth Edition
by Kisslinger, Eileen / Best Published by Pearson
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.
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 real-time perception.
An oral presentation activity, supported by specific preparation and delivery strategies, concludes each unit and includes the opportunity for peer
Proficiency assessments composed of short academic audio lectures and multiple-choice exams simulate TOEFL-style test format for practice on
New Essential Online Resources include audio, video, and teacher materials (assessments, teaching notes, answer keys, Audioscripts, presentation
points, and more).