A photocopiable resource book for teachers of English for Academic Purposes. Instant Academic Skills provides ready-to-teach, photocopiable lessons for busy teachers who want to give their students extra practice in general academic skills. The lessons cover all four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and can be taught individually or as a learning 'unit'. Challenging activities develop skills vital to academic success such as identifying key ideas and details, predicting content and efficient note-taking, while lively speaking tasks get learners ready to participate in debates and presentations. The Audio CD includes a variety of native and non-native accents in typical academic scenarios such as lectures, interviews and formal talks.
Unit 1. Health and Medicine: 1. The secrets to a long life; 2. Diet and behaviour; 3. Medicine from nature; Unit 2. Business: 4. Supply and demand; 5. Alternative finance; 6. Socially responisble business; Unit 3. Science and Technology: 7. Robots in science; 8. Alternative energy; 9. Controversy in science: genetic engineering; Unit 4. The Arts: 10. Wonders of the ancient world; 11. Music; 12. Who owns art; Unit 5. Society and Culture: 13. Civil Rights; 14. Conflict and reconciliation; 15. Nomadism.