Academic Encounters 1: The Natural World Student's Book
Series: Academic Encounters
Author: Wharton, Jennifer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2009
Availability: In Stock
Description: Academic Encounters: The Natural World uses a sustained content approach to help students develop the reading, writing, and study skills they need to meet the demands of high school or college academic courses in an English-speaking environment. Academic Encounters: The Natural World engages students with academic readings, photographs, illustrations, and graphics on stimulating topics within the fields of Earth Science and Biology. Tasks that accompany readings develop important reading skills such as reading for detail, skimming, reading critically, and applying what you have read. Students also learn study skills such as highlighting, note taking, and preparing for a quiz. Each chapter ends with a guided writing assignment. Tasks to build academic language and writing skills occur throughout the book.
The companion book, Academic Listening Encounters: The Natural World, develops students' listening, note-taking, and discussion skills using authentic interviews and lectures and a variety of pre- and post-listening activities.
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 Task Index