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Longman Academic Reading Series 1 Student Book



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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.



  • 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    HEALTH SCIENCES: The Therapeutic Effects of Animals

    Reading One    In the Presence of Animals

    Reading Two    Canine Companions May Help Kids Learn to Read


Chapter 2    PSYCHOLOGY: Dealing with Change

    Reading One    Young Football Players Injured, but Not Forgotten

    Reading Two    Who Moved My Cheese?


Chapter 3    LINGUISTICS: Little-Known Languages

    Reading One    An Unbreakable Code

    Reading Two    Languages Die Out, Taking History Along


Chapter 4    ANIMAL BEHAVIOR: Elephants

    Reading One    The Elephant Orphanage

    Reading Two    Elephant Behavior


Chapter 5    SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY: Teaching Tolerance

    Reading One    A Class Divided -- Jane Elliott's Famous Lesson

    Reading Two    Fourteen Years Later


Chapter 6    PUBLIC ART: Experiencing Familiar Places in a New Way

    Reading One    What Is Public Art?

    Reading Two    Christo and Jeanne-Claude


Chapter 7    SOCIOLOGY: The Bystander Effect

    Reading One    Why and How Do We Help?

    Reading Two    Case Studies


Chapter 8    GOVERNMENT: Interpreting the Law

    Reading One    Our Supreme Court -- An Introduction 

    Reading Two    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor


Chapter 9    ECONOMICS: Bartering in the 21st Century

    Reading One    Swap Tree -- Simple, Easy Online Trading

    Reading Two    Heidemarie Schwermer


Chapter 10    NEUROLOGY: The Brain

    Reading One    Why Can't you Ticklle Yourself?

    Reading Two    Laughter and the Brain


Vocabulary Index




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