Summary: The Academic Encounters series uses a content-based approach to help students develop the skills they need to meet the demands of college courses in an English-speaking environment. Life in Society is the content focus of this intermediate to high-intermediate reading, study skills, and writing text in the series. It introduces students to stimulating topics within the field of sociology using authentic readings from university-level textbooks.Topics introduced inclu
de: peer group pressure, balancing home and work, and the influence of the media. Exercises that accompany the readings develop important reading skills such as reading for detail, reading critically, and applying what you have read. Study skills such as highlighting, note taking, and preparing for a quiz are also practised. Each chapter ends with a writing assignment, and tasks to build specific academic writing skills are sprinkled throughout the book.
Summary: The Academic Encounters series uses a content-based approach to help students develop the skills they need to meet the demands of college courses in an English-speaking environment. Life in Society is the content focus of this intermediate to high-intermediate reading, study skills, and writing text in the series. It introduces students to stimulating topics within the field of sociology using authentic readings from university-level textbooks.Topics introduced include: peer group pressure, balancing home and work, and the influence of the media. Exercises that accompany the readings develop important reading skills such as reading for detail, reading critically, and applying what you have read. Study skills such as highlighting, note taking, and preparing for a quiz are also practised. Each chapter ends with a writing assignment, and tasks to build specific academic writing skills are sprinkled throughout the book. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:02 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Cambridge University Press Published: 07/28/2002 International: No
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Unit 1. Belonging to a Group:
1. Marriage, family, and the home 2. The power of the group
Unit 2.Gender and Sexuality:
3. Growing up male or female 4. Gender issues today
Unit 3. Media and Society:
5. Mass media today 6. The influence of the media
Unit 4. Breaking the Rules:
7. Crime and criminals 8. Controlling crime
Unit 5. Changing Societies:
9. Cultural variation and change 10. Global issues
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