Text, American Perspectives / Edition 1

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Overview

American Perspectives ,by Susan Earle-Carlin and Colleen Hildebrand, helps high-intermediate and advanced students develop skills in reading comprehension and critical thinking. Each theme-based unit offers multiple views of contemporary U.S. culture. Authentic readings from books, newspapers, magazines, and websites stimulate cross-cultural discussion and writing.

Features:

  • Introductory readings and preview activities tap students' previous knowledge and assumptions about U.S. culture.
  • Reading skills and vocabulary expansion activities help students understand and express their ideas about the texts.
  • Collaborative activities encourage students to interact with the readings and develop critical thinking skills.
  • Short written responses, essays, research papers, as well as editing practice, help students perfect their writing skills as they reflect on their own values and experiences.
  • Topics include the changing American family, the pursuit of happiness, health and fitness, and the importance of sports in our lives.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201520750
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
  • Publication date: 7/22/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 8.06 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Going Back to Our Roots

Chapter 2: Changing the American Family

Chapter 3: Leveling the Playing Field

Chapter 4: Staying Healthy and Fit

Chapter 5: Keeping the Beat

Chapter 6: Getting the Message

Chapter 7: Making History

Chapter 8: Hitting the Books

Chapter 9: Climbing the Corporate Ladder

Chapter 10: Pursuing Happiness

APPENDIX A: Suggestions for Reading and Writing

APPENDIX B: Idioms and Expressions

APPENDIX C: Keeping Track of Your Reading Rate

APPENDIX D: Map of the United States and State Mottoes

Answers to Focusing in Questions

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