Academic Encounters 1: The Natural World Student's Book
Series: Academic Encounters
Author: Wharton, Jennifer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2009
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Description: The Academic Encounters series uses a sustained content approach to teach skills necessary for taking academic courses in English. There are two books for each content area.
Academic Encounters: The Natural World engages students with academic readings, photos, graphs, and charts on stimulating topics from the fields of earth science and biology. Topics include Earth's systems: the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere; volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis; the human brain and the human heart; and recent medical advances. Students develop important skills such as reading for detail, skimming, reading critically, and applying what you have read. Each chapter ends with a guided academic writing assignment. Vocabulary and academic writing tasks occur throughout the book. The topics correspond with those in Academic Listening Encounters: The Natural World.
Contents: UNIT 1: Planet Earth
Chapter 1: The Physical Earth
Chapter 2: The Dynamic Earth
UNIT 2: Water on Earth
Chapter 3: Earth's Water Supply
Chapter 4: Earth's Oceans
UNIT 3: The Air Around Us
Chapter 5: Earth's Atmosphere
Chapter 6: Climate and Weather
UNIT 4: Life on Earth
Chapter 7: Plants and Animals
Chapter 8: The Human Body
Chapter 9: Living Longer, Living Better?
Weights and Measures
Map of the World