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Discovery English: Speaking and Listening for Advanced English Language Learners

Author(s): George Ellington, Laya Vivian Smith Ellington

Edition: 3

Copyright: 2018

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Discovery English: Speaking and Listening for Advanced English Language Learners is a complete course in academic speaking and listening for advanced ESL students. This text mimics introductory level college courses and prepares students for future academic careers.

Features of Discovery English include:

  • college lectures so students can practice taking notes in a variety of formats.
  • essays on a wide variety of subjects to engage student interest and create opportunities for textbook reading comprehension.
  • extensive glossary of key academic vocabulary.
  • stimulating discussion questions.

New To The 3rd Edition:

  • Every book includes a code which grants online access to additional materials, including:
    • full PowerPoint presentations include all the material from the book.
    • video recordings of college lectures.
    • extensive audio recordings so students can practice listening and pronunciation skills.
    • prepared quizzes and tests, as well as a bank of test questions, which can be used by students to prepare for quizzes or by teachers to create tailored exams.

Alongside it's companion book, Discovery English: Reading and Writing for Advanced English Learners, comprises a complete academic English learning program.

Unit 1. CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: The Peoples of the World
Introduction

Discussion: Learning about Culture
Organization Patterns: Definition and Example
Chapter 1
Vocabulary: the in- prefixes
Reading: “Language and Communication”
Reading Comprehension
Listening and Pronunciation: the –al suffix; word stress
Lectures and Note Taking: organizing notes with main ideas and important details
Lecture 1: “Commonalities in Language”
Lecture 2: “Malinowski and the Trobriand Islanders”
Lecture 3: “Trobriand Magic”
Review
Chapter 2
Vocabulary: the im- or in- and e- or ex- prefixes
Reading: “Subsistence Patterns”
Reading Comprehension:
Listening and Pronunciation: they –ly suffix; syllables; stress; “missing” syllables
Lectures and Note Taking: using charts in notes
Lecture 1: “Types of Subsistence”
Lecture 2: “Foraging the Mbutti Pygmies”
Lecture 3: “Nomadic Pastoralists”
Review

Unit 2. GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY: The Mind and Behavior
Introduction

Discussion: Personality and Mental Disorders
Organization Patterns: Cause and Effect
Chapter 3
Vocabulary: synonyms; -er, -or, -ian, -ist suffixes for “the person who”
Reading: “Psychodynamic Psychology”
Reading Comprehension:
Listening and Pronunciation: the –able suffix; linking t/d, p/b, and k/g to vowels
Lectures and Note Taking: writing necessary information in your notes
Lecture 1: “Freud’s Model of the Mind”
Lecture 2: “Oedipus and his Complex”
Lecture 3: “The Talking Cure”
Review
Chapter 4
Vocabulary: multiple meanings of “encounter”; the root “ver”
Reading: “Behavioral Psychology”
Reading Comprehension:
Listening and Pronunciation: linking syllables with /s/ and /z/; the –ence or –ance suffix; “er” sound
Lectures and Note Taking: using abbreviations
Lecture 1: “Edward Thorndike”
Lecture 2: “John Watson”
Lecture 3: “B.F. Skinner”
Review

Unit 3. WORLD HISTORY: Old World and New
Introduction

Discussion: Innovations East and West
Organization Patterns: Sequencing and Addition
Chapter 5
Vocabulary: word forms; the root “man”
Reading: “Ancient Civilizations”
Reading Comprehension:
Listening and Pronunciation: irregular plural suffix; stress, schwa, and changing parts of speech
Lectures and Note Taking:
Lecture 1: “The Justice of God and King”
Lecture 2: “Deciphering the Past”
Lecture 3: “A Religious Revolution”
Review
Chapter 6
Vocabulary: the root “pri”; words with multiple meanings
Reading: “Towards A New World”
Reading Comprehension:
Listening and Pronunciation: the –ty suffix; intonation and chunking
Lectures and Note Taking:
Lecture 1: “The First Americans”
Lecture 2: “European Exploration”
Lecture 3: “Culture Clash”
Review

Unit 4. INTRO TO PHILOSOPHY: Searching for Truth
Introduction

Discussion: Sharing your personal philosophy
Organization Patterns: Clarification and Reverence
Chapter 7
Vocabulary: Definitions; adjective suffixes –al, -ary, -ive; the prefix “uni-”
Reading: “Conceptualizing Knowledge and Truth”
Reading Comprehension:
Listening and Pronunciation: Collocations; the –ism suffix; -ic, -cial, -ically suffixes
Lectures and Note Taking:
Lecture 1: “Socrates: The Wisest of Men”
Lecture 2: “Epicurus: The Friend”
Lecture 3: “Marcus Aurelius: The Philosopher-King”
Review
Chapter 8
Vocabulary:
Reading: “The Wisdom of the East”
Reading Comprehension:
Listening and Pronunciation: the –ed suffix; linking with /r/, /l/, /m/, /n/, /j/, and /ҫ/
Lectures and Note Taking:
Lecture 1: “Zhu Xi: The Neo-Confucian”
Lecture 2: “Han Fei: The Autocrat’s Academic”
Lecture 3: “Laozi: The Old Master”
Review

George Ellington

Laya Vivian Smith Ellington

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