Longman Academic Reading Series 3 Student Book

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-06-10
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
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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    BUSINESS: Steve Jobs, Innovator and CEO

    Reading One    The Extraordinary Life of Steve Jobs

    Reading Two    The Pixar Story

    Reading Three    The Map of Innovation


Chapter 2    PSYCHOLOGY: Fear and Phobias

    Reading One    When Does a Fear Become a Phobia?

    Reading Two    Case Studies

    Reading Three    Treatments for Phobias


Chapter 3    NUTRITION STUDIES: Food Rules

    Reading One    An Interview with Michael Pollan

    Reading Two    Bad Food? Tax It, and Subsudize Vegetables

    Reading Three    Humane Treatment of Animals We Eat


Chapter 4    MEDICINE: Pioneers and Heroes

    Reading One    The Hippocratic Oath -- A Modern Version

    Reading Two    The Invisible Enemy

    Reading Three    That Mothers Might Live


Chapter 5    AMERICAN LITERATURE: Ernest Hemingway's "Indian Camp"

    Reading One    Indian Camp -- Part I

    Reading Two    Indian Camp -- Part II

    Reading Three     Hemingway's Style


Chapter 6    ART HISTORY: The Life and Letters of Vincent Van Gogh

    Reading One    A Biography of Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)

    Reading Two     The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh

    Reading Three     Portrait of Dr. Gachet: A Timeline


Chapter 7    FORENSICS: Science and Fiction

    Reading One    Basic Pinciples of Forensics

    Reading Two    The "CSI Effect" Is a Mixed Blessing for Real Crime Labs

    Reading Three    The Forensic Use of DNA


Chapter 8    PREHISTORY: From Wolf to Dog

    Reading One    More Than Man's Best Friend

    Reading Two    Domesticating Wolves

    Reading Three    Frisky to the Rescue in Hurricane Katrina


Chapter 9    EDUCATION STUDIES: Overcoming Inequalitieis

    Reading One    Savage Inequalities: Children in American Schools

    Reading Two    The Autobiography of Malcolm X

    Reading Three    Where I Learned to Read


Chapter 10    SOCIOLOGY: Crime and Punishment

    Reading One    The Global Context

    Reading Two    Socological Theories of Crime

    Reading Three    Prison Programs That Work


Vocabulary Index


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