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Linda Jeffries holds a master's degree in TESOL from Boston University. She has taught reading, writing, and ESL/EFL at Boston College; Boston University; the Harvard Summer ESL Programs; the University of Opole, Poland; and the University of Bologna, Italy. She lives in Italy, near Bologna, and teaches academic reading and writing at the University of Modena.
Bea Mikulecky holds a master's degree in TESOL and a doctorate in applied psycholinguistics from Boston University. In addition to teaching reading, writing, and ESL, she has worked as a teacher trainer in the Harvard University Summer ESL Program, in the Simmons College MATESL Program, and in Moscow, Russia. Bea Mikulecky is the author of A Short Course in Teaching Reading Skills.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Extensive Reading
Unit 1: New Vocabulary in Your Reading
Unit 2: Fiction and Nonfiction
Unit 3: Books
Part 2 Vocabulary Building
Unit 1: Making Good Use of the Dictionary
Unit 2: Learning New Vocabulary from Your Reading
Unit 3: Guessing Meaning from Context
Unit 4: Word Parts
Unit 5: Collocations
Unit 6: Structure and Reference
Part 3 Comprehension Skills
Unit 1: Scanning and Previewing
Unit 2: Making Inferences
Unit 3: Understanding Paragraphs
Unit 4: Identifying the Pattern
Unit 5: Reading Longer Passages
Unit 6: Skimming
Part 4 Reading Fluency
Unit 1: Harry Houdini: The Life of an Escape Artist
Unit 2: Making a Living
Unit 3: Better Lives in a Better World
Answers to Practice Exercises
Appendix 1: Pronunciation Key
Appendix 2: Frequently Used Words in English