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For Your Information 1 Reading and Vocabulary Skills



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Pearson Education ESL
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The new edition of For Your Information 1: Reading and Vocabulary Skills, by Karen Blanchard and Christine Root, helps beginning students become engaged, thoughtful, and confident readers of English. Each thematic unit features high-interest readings and an assortment of activities to increase students' vocabulary base and build reading skills.


Features of For Your Information 1, Second Edition:

  • New and updated reading selections motivate students to explore different aspects of each topic and develop a range of critical thinking skills.
  • Expanded reading comprehension and skill-building exercises help prepare students for academic competency and standardized testing
  • A variety of new vocabulary-building skills and word-attack activities increase students' vocabulary.
  • A companion DVD of ABC News excerpts, with accompanying activities, expands on the themes.

To order the Audio CDs, click on the Resources link on the left side of this page.

Author Biography

Karen Blanchard has an M.S.Ed in English Education from the University of Pennsylvania, and Christine Root has an M.Ed in English Education from the University of Massachusetts. Both authors have more than twenty-five years of experience working with English language learners at the university level. Karen has also taught at the American Language Academy at Beaver College, in addition to tutoring students at many levels. Christine has taught in the Harvard ESL program and is a founder, coordinator, and guide in the ESOL tour program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Karen and Christine continue to enjoy working together to create English language textbooks for students around the world.


Karen and Chistine first met when they were teaching at the University of Pennylvania. It wan't long before they began working on their first book, Ready to Write. They have continued their successful collaboration, producing more than seventeen popular reading and writing textbooks.

Table of Contents

All in the Family
A Family Bike Trip
Whats in a Name?
The Jim Twins Tie It All Together
Vocabulary Self-Test
Lets Eat
A Peanut Butter Restaurant
The Tokyo Fish Market
A Cookie with a Surprise Inside Tie It All Together
Vocabulary Self-Test
Keeping in Touch
Sending E-Cards
Easy Ways to Keep in Touch
Sending Cyber-Hugs Tie It All Together
Vocabulary Self-Test
The Work World
Whats New?
A Job Change
A Popular Cartoonist Tie It All Together
Vocabulary Self-Test
Language and Life
Languages of the World
Hangul Day
Students Save Their Native Language Tie It All Together
Vocabulary Self-Test
Animal Tales
Friends with Four Legs
A Baby Panda Gets a Name
A Lost Cat Comes Home Tie It All Together
Vocabulary Self-Test
Sports Stories
A Marathon Marriage
Who Is Tiger Woods?
The Ultimate Game Tie It All Together
Vocabulary Self-Test
City Sights
Istanbuls Grand Bazaar
An Ice Hotel
Sister Cities Exchange Gifts Tie It All Together
Vocabulary Self-Test Vocabulary Self-Tests
Answer Key
Map of the United States
Map of the World Readers
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