Strategic Reading is a three-level series designed to develop reading, vocabulary-building, and critical-thinking skills. The Student's Book contains 16 thematic units with a selection of engaging topics that motivate learners to relate the reading to their own experiences.
Three inviting reading passages in each unit, all adapted from authentic sources, allow students to explore the theme in depth. The original sources expose learners to a wide range of writing styles.
Preview pages in every unit introduce new vocabulary and ask thought-provoking questions.
Vocabulary-building activities improve students' ability to deal with unfamiliar words, and recycle key vocabulary with challenging exercises and puzzles. Reading topics include superstitions, technology, memory, personality, the media, art, and humour.
|Music (Music and Moods, Louis Armstrong, The Biology of Music)|
|Money (Dangers in Shopping, How to be a Millionaire, Pity the Poor Lottery Winner)|
|Work (Your First Job, Job Satisfaction, Are You a Workaholic?)|
|Sports (Do pro athletetes make too much money?, Extreme Sports, Frequently Asked Questions About the Ancient Olympic Games)|
|Nature (Keeping an Eye on the Weather, Nature's Weather Forecasters, Could you survive a natural disaster?)|
|Clothes (Dressing for Success, Casual Dress in the Workplace, T-shirts Out; Uniforms In)|
|Culture (Adventures in India, Body Language in the United States, Cross-Cultural Differences)|
|Outer Space (Living in Space, The Planets, Space Tours Not So Far Off)|
|Animals (The Terrible Toads, Exotic Animals--not as Pets!, Let's Abandon Zoos)|
|Travel (Adventure Travel, Choosing an Ecodestination, Jet Lag)|
|The Internet (Love on the Internet, Help on the Internet, Count Me Out)|
|Friendship (Ten Easy Ways to Make Friends, Best Friends, The New Family)|
|Gifts (Gift-Giving, Modern Day Self-Sacrifice, Gifts for the Hard to Please)|
|Emotions (Jokes can't always make you laugh, Envy: Is it hurting or helping you?, The Value of Tears)|
|Food (Chocolate, What Our Tastebuds Say About Us, It tastes just like chicken)|
|Sleep and Dreams (Power Napping Is Good for the IQ, Common Questions about Dreams, What is a dream?)|
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Series: Strategic Reading Ser.
Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Number Of Pages: 131
Published: 1st January 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Dimensions (cm): 27.889 x 21.590 x 0.889
Weight (kg): 0.399