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 humor.
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Table of Contents
1. Superstitions (Two Worlds, How to Succeed in Fishing, A Superstition About New Calendars)
2. Health (Diets of the World, Drink, Blink, and Rest, Azeri Hills Hold Secret of Long Life) 3. Talent (A Prodigy in Mother's Eyes, Born to Paint, The Sound of Silence) 4. Beauty (Executives Go Under Knife to Get Ahead, Pretty Boy Gets the Girl, In the Land of the Mirror) 5. Technology (Happy the Car That Thinks It's Your Friend, They Call It Cloning, Researchers Worry as Teens Grow Up Online) 6. Punishment (Spanking on Trial: Should Parents Ever Strike Their Children?, The Letter, Schools Are Taking all the Fun out of Suspension) 7. Loss (Death and Superstition, Chapter Two, Funeral Blues/The Chariot) 8. Memory (Can You Believe What You See?, Man Weds the Wife he forgot, Repeat After Me: Memory Takes Practice) 9. Personality (What do our possessions say about us?, The Role of Temperament in Shaping Individuality, Mind Your P's and Q's) 10. Celebrity (I'm Just Another Kid from Brooklyn, California Law Has Paparazzi Shuddering, Fan Club Confessions) 11. The Circus (Getting Serious About Clowning, Circus Town, Tragedy at the Circus) 12. Martial Arts (Shaolin Temple: Where Zen and Kung Fu Got Off to a Flying Start, The Karate Generation, Iron and Silk) 13. Fashion (Smart Clothes, It's a Dog's Life, How to Separate Trends from Fads) 14. The Media (Something Strange Is Happening to Tabloids, When Our Worlds Collide, Media Violence Harms Children) 15. Art (Girl with a Pearl Earring, Organic Architecture, How Forgeries Corrupt Our Top Museums) 16. Humor (So, who's the comedian?, Is your workplace a joke?, Three Comedians)