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Northstar Reading and Writing Intermediate W/CD

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Table of Contents

Scope and Sequence


Unit 1               The World of Advertising

Theme: Advertising

Reading One: Advertising All Over the World

            A magazine article

Reading Two: Changing World Markers

            An excerpt from a speech

Vocabulary: Word definitions, context clues, synonyms, idioms

Grammar: Contrast simple present and present progressive


Unit 2               Going to Extremes: Sports and Obsession

            Theme: Extreme Sports

            Reading One: Interview with Tony Hawk

                        An interview with a professional skateboarder

            Reading Two: High School Star Hospitalized for Eating Disorder

                        A newspaper report

            Vocabulary: Context clues, word forms, synonyms, vocabulary categorization

            Grammar: Modals of ability


Unit 3               Miracle Cure?

            Theme: Fraud

            Reading One: A Miracle Cure?

                        A magazine article

            Reading Two: The Organic HeathCenter

                        An advertisement

            Vocabulary: Word definitions, context clues, prefixes and suffixes

            Grammar: Superlative adjectives


Unit 4               The Metamorphosis

            Theme: Storytelling

            Reading One: The Metamorphosis

                        An abridged story

            Reading Two: Ungeziefer

                        A critique of the story

Vocabulary: Word definitions, synonyms, context clues, comparison and contrast of word meaning and usage

            Grammar: Infinitives of purpose, relative pronouns


Unit 5               Speaking of Gender

            Theme: Language

            Reading One: Different Ways of Talking

                        An article

            Reading Two: Speaking of Gender

                        An interview with a linguist

            Vocabulary: Synonyms, context clues, vocabulary classification

            Grammar: Using modals for requests


Unit 6               Ecotourism

            Theme: Tourism

            Reading One: Tourists in a Fragile Land

                        An opinion essay

            Reading Two: A Travel Journal

                        An account of a trop to Antarctica

Vocabulary: Paraphrasing meaning, context clues, word associations, Analogies, synonyms and antonyms

            Grammar: Past progressive and simple past


Unit 7               What’s So Funny About That?

            Theme: Humor

            Reading One: The Story of I Love Lucy

                        An autobiographical account

            Reading Two: Cosby: A Different kind of Family Show

                        A TV show review

Vocabulary: Context clues, word definitions, suffixes, word forms, vocabulary classification

Grammar: Non-clauses with wh- words


Unit 8               Always In Fashion

            Theme: Fashion

            Reading One: The Search for Beauty

                        A passage on plastic surgery

            Reading Two: My Wife Wants to Look Younger

                        An excerpt from a journal

            Vocabulary: Word definitions, word association

            Grammar: Describing the past with used to


Unit 9               Crime and Punishment

            Theme: Punishment

            Reading One: Life in Prison Is Still Life: Why Should a Killer Live?

                        Why Do We Kill People to Show That Killing People Is Wrong?

                        Two newspaper op-ed articles

Vocabulary: Context clues, word definitions, abstract nouns, appropriate word usage

            Grammar: Contrast: present perfect and present perfect progressive


Unit 10             Finding a Spouse

            Theme: Marriage

            Reading One: Finding a Spouse

                        An anthropological article

            Reading Two: What’s Wrong With Tradition?

                        A letter to the editor

            Vocabulary: Word definitions, analogies, synonyms and antonyms, word forms

Grammar: Articles: Definite and indefinite


Grammar Book References


Product Details

Longman Publishing Group
Study & Teaching
Boyd, Frances
Sardinas, Carolyn DuPaquier
Barton, Laurie
Edition Description:
Publication Date:
August 2003
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
9.90x7.90x.60 in. 1.00 lbs.

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