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Overview

These best-selling, academic skills texts systematically develop students' reading and vocabulary skills through engaging themes and intensive practice. Students learn successful reading strategies and are further prompted to build proficiency in their writing, listening, and speaking skills.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413008104
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/10/2003
  • Series: Reading for Today Series
  • Edition description: Book 1, Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 213
  • Product dimensions: 8.02 (w) x 9.76 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Lorraine C. Smith has taught ESL for over 30 years. She has also taught TESOL Methods and Research courses at the graduate level. She has presented for 20 years at local, national, and international TESOL conferences. She holds Masters degrees in Linguistics and in TESOL, and earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College Columbia University. In addition to coauthoring the Reading for Today series, she has written other ESL textbooks, journal articles and book chapters. She is currently the Associate Director of the English Language Institute at Queens College of the City University of New York.

Nancy Nici Mare received an MA in Applied Linguistics from CUNY Queens College, where she is an instructor at the English Language Institute. In addition to teaching all ESL skills, including reading, writing, speaking and listening, to students ranging from beginners to advanced, she has also served as a master teacher to many students in the practicum class in the MA Applied Linguistics program at QC. Recently, she developed an online advanced ESL writing course, which she subsequently taught to students in Vietnam. She is one of the two authors of the Reading for Today series that includes Themes, Insights, Issues, Concepts and Topics.

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Table of Contents

UNIT 1: HOME AND FAMILY. 1. The McCaugheys: An Unusual Family. 2. A Musical Family. UNIT 2: LANGUAGE AND CULTURE. 3. Learning a Second Language. 4. Food and Culture. UNIT 3: EXERCISE AND FITNESS. 5. The Importance of Exercise for Children. 6. The New York City Marathon: A World Race. UNIT 4: REMARKABLE RESEARCHERS. 7. Margaret Mead: The World Was Her Home. 8. Louis Pasteur: A Modern-Day Scientist. UNIT 5: SCIENCE AND HISTORY. 9. The Origin of the Moon. 10. Maps: the Keys to Our World. UNIT 6: FUTURE TECHNOLOGY TODAY. 11. Saving Lives with Weather Forecasting. 12. Clues and Criminal Investigation.

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