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Longman Academic Reading Series 5

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Publisher Comments:

The Longman Academic Reading Series is a five-level series that prepares English language learners for academic work. The aim of the series is to make students more effective and confident readers by providing high-interest readings on academic subjects and by teaching them skills and strategies for effective reading, vocabulary building, note-taking, and critical thinking. The series also encourages students to discuss and write about the ideas they discovered in the readings, making them better speakers and writers of English as well.

 

Features

  • Readings based on academic sources — Every reading in the text focuses on an academic subject and is chosen with the intent of providing different and intriguing perspectives on the theme.
  • Multiple reading genres — Readings come from a variety of sources or genres, from textbooks to on-line articles, and are written by a variety of experts from widely different fields.
  • Explicit academic skills — From critical reading to vocabulary building, notetaking and critical thinking, the Longman Academic Reading Series provides students with a holistic approach to effective reading.
  • Corpus-Informed approach to vocabulary (AWL) — Students build vocabulary and acquire skills that will help them become more confident and successful in preparing for their academic work.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 SOCIOLOGY: How We Become Who We Are

    Reading One Becoming a Person

    Reading Two The Birth of Personality

    Reading Three Agents of Socialization

 

Chapter 2 ART HISTORY: Origins of Modern Art

    Reading One Breaking with Tradition: The Begiinnings of Modernism

    Reading Two Post-Impressionism

    Reading Three Abstract Expressionism

 

Chapter 3 ANTHROPOLOGY: The Study of Human Cultures

    Reading One The Challenge of Defining Culture

    Reading Two The Nature of Foraging and Horticultural Societies

    Reading Three Night Flying Woman: An Ojibway Narrative

 

Chapter 4 SCIENCE: Human Achievements over Time

    Reading One A Great Human Endeavor: Building the Gothic Cathedrals

    Reading Two From Stone to Satellite: Finding Our Way

    Reading Three Reaching for the Stars: The 100-Year Starship Project

 

Chapter 5 POLITICAL SCIENCE: Managing Hard Times

    Reading One The Great Depression: A Nation in Crisis

    Reading Two The Works Progress Administration and the Federal Arts Project

    Reading Three An Artist's Perspective on the Federal Arts Project

 

Chapter 6 HEALTH SCIENCES: Medical Mysteries Solved

    Reading One Solving a Deadly Puzzle

    Reading Two Imprisoned without a Trial: The Story of Typhoid Mary

    Reading Three The Discovery of a Miracle Drug

 

Chapter 7 LITERATURE: Storytelling through Poetry

    Reading One Themes and Characters in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    Reading Two The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    Reading Three The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (continued)

 

Chapter 8 HISTORY: Encountering New Worlds

    Reading One Europe on the Eve of Conquest

    Reading Two Native American Histories before the Conquest

    Reading Three West Africa at the Time of European Exploration

 

Chapter 9 BUSINESS: Ethical Issues

    Reading One Promoting Ethics in the Workplace

    Reading Two Ethical Reasoning

    Reading Three Should Mary Buy Her Bonus?

 

Chapter 10 MIGRATION STUDIES: In Search of a New Life

    Reading One Human Migration

    Reading Two The Westward Journey: A Personal Perspective

    Reading Three Wooden Trunk from Buchenwald

 

Vocabulary Index

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780132760676
Author:
Smith, Lorraine C.
Publisher:
Pearson Education ESL
Author:
Beottcher, Elizabeth
Subject:
Foreign Languages-ESL
Subject:
English as a Second Language
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130812
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
10.841 x 8.249 x 0.422 in 612 gr

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