AUTHORS: Wholey, Mary Lee - ©2007
Stimulating readings and a communicative, integrated-skills approach help students to develop fluency and accuracy in academic reading. Organized into thematic units, the readings feature high-interest, contemporary topics in fields such as culture, science, the environment, business, sports, and entertainment. Extensive practice exercises accompany the selections helping students to understand the purpose and nature of different texts, master vocabulary for academic and professional success, and learn how to access information in the media and on the Internet. The series also includes writing and speaking practice activities.