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Longman Academic Reading Series 2 Student Book

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780132785822

ISBN10:
013278582X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/10/2013
Publisher(s):
Pearson Education ESL
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Summary

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.

 

Features

  • 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    CULTURAL STUDIES: The Lessons of Travel

    Reading One    Tony the Traveller

    Reading Two    The Benefits of Studying Abroad

    Reading Three    The Way of St. James: A Modern-Day Pilgrimage

 

Chapter 2    MULTICULTURAL LITERACY: Writing About Cultural Identity

    Reading One    Mangoes and Magnolias

    Reading Two    Poems about Personal Identity

    Reading Three    Book Review of Mixed: An Anthology of Short Fiction about the Multiracial Experience

 

Chapter 3    HEALTH SCIENCE: High Tech, Low Tech, No Tech

    Reading One    Robots Improve Health Care, Helping Doctors, Nurses, and Patients

    Reading Two    A Simple Diagnosis

    Reading Three    Water is Shown to Help People Lose Weight

 

Chapter 4    EDUCATION: The Task of the Teacher

    Reading One    Bloom's Taxonomy

    Reading Two    The Mayonnaise Jar and Two Cups of Coffee

    Reading Three    A Teacher's Lasting Impression

 

Chapter 5    PSYCHOLOGY: Theories of Intelligence

    Reading One    Types of Intelligence

    Reading Two    Transforming Students' Motivation to Learn

    Reading Three    The Extraordinary Abilities of Daniel Tammet

 

Chapter 6    BUSINESS: The Changing Workplace

    Reading One    The One Week Job: 52 Jobs in 52 Weeks

    Reading Two    Flip Flops and Facebook Breaks: Millennials Enter the Workplace

    Reading Three    Eight Keys to Employability

 

Chapter 7    MATH: Developing a Love of the "Language of Science"

    Reading One    A Mathematician's Lament

    Reading Two    What's Wrong with Math Education?

    Reading Three    Angels on a Pin

 

Chapter 8    PUBLIC SPEAKING: Messages and Messengers

    Reading One    The Power of Public Speech

    Reading Two    The Best Way to Structure a Speech

    Reading Three    Famous American Speeches

 

Chapter 9    PEACE STUDIES: The Change Makers

    Reading One    Social Entrepreneurship

    Reading Two    A Poverty-Free World

    Reading Three    The Barefoot College

 

Chapter 10    URBAN STUDIES: Living Together

    Reading One    City Fact Sheet

    Reading Two    The Future of Cities

    Reading Three    Won't You Be My Neighbor?

 

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