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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.
UNIT 1: LIVING IN SOCIETY. 1. The Paradox of Happiness. 2. Close to Home: Technological Advances Erode Barrier Between Work and Home. 3. The Birth-Order Myth. UNIT 2: SAFETY AND HEALTH. 4. Why So Many More Americans Die in Fires. 5. Acupuncture: The New Old Medicine. 6. Highs and Lows in Self-Esteem. UNIT 3: GOVERNMENT AND EDUCATION. 7. The Federal System of Government. 8. Too Soon Old, Too Late Wise. 9. The Pursuit of Excellence. UNIT 4: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 10. Antarctica: Whose Continent Is It Anyway? 11. A Messenger from the Past. 12. Is Time Travel Possible?