Insights for Today; A High Beginning Reading Skills Text / Edition 2

Insights for Today; A High Beginning Reading Skills Text / Edition 2

by Lorraine C. Smith, Nancy Nici Mare
     
 

ISBN-10: 0838408478

ISBN-13: 9780838408476

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Cengage Heinle

Insights for Today, 2/E is a reading skills text intended for high-beginning ESL/EFL students. The topics in this text are fresh and timely, and the book has a strong global focus. It provides students with essential practice in the type of reading skills they will need in an academic environment. It requires students not only to read, but also extract basic

Overview

Insights for Today, 2/E is a reading skills text intended for high-beginning ESL/EFL students. The topics in this text are fresh and timely, and the book has a strong global focus. It provides students with essential practice in the type of reading skills they will need in an academic environment. It requires students not only to read, but also extract basic information from various forms of charts, graphs, illustrations, and photographs. Beginning level students are rarely exposed to this type of reading material. Furthermore, the students are given the opportunity to speak and write about their own experiences, country, and culture in English, and to compare them to the U.S. and other countries. The text also has real life activities that give students specific tasks to complete outside the classroom. These tasks provide students with opportunities to practice reading, writing, speaking, and listening to English in the real world. All four skills are incorporated into each chapter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838408476
Publisher:
Cengage Heinle
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
7.03(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

1. A Taste of America. A Family Sees America Together. Courtney's Journal. The All-American Diner. A Food Critic Looks at a Popular Diner. 2. Family Life. How Alike are Identical Twins. Diary of a Triplet Father. The Search for Happiness through Adoption. Diary of an Adoptive Mother. 3. Technology on Earth and in Space. Laptops for the Classroom. Banking at Home. The International Space Station: A World Project. Spinoff Technology. 4. Healthy Living. The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke. Smoking Facts and Figures. A healthy Diet for Everyone. Why Do I Eat When I'm Not Hungry. 5. International Scientists. Alfred Nobel: A Man of Peace. Choosing Nobel Prize Winners. Marie Curie: A Twentieth-Century Woman. Irene Curie. 6. The Earth's Resources and Dangers. Oil as an Important World Resource. The DO IT Homestead. How Earthquakes Happen. A Survivor's Story.

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