Select Readings Intermediate Student Book

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-11-09
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Select Readings offers three levels of high-interest reading passages from authentic sources.

Table of Contents

Scope and Sequence vi
Introduction viii
Chapter 1 A Long Walk Home 2(10)
"I had let my father down, and I was about to learn one of the most painful lessons of my life."
Chapter 2 Student Learning Teams 12(12)
"Recent interviews with college students at Harvard University revealed that nearly every senior who had been part of a study group considered this experience crucial to his or her academic success."
Chapter 3 Culture Shock 24(12)
"Like the thousands of exchange students who enroll in American colleges each year, Tamara Blackmore discovered there is a sea of difference between reading about and experiencing America firsthand."
Chapter 4 A Young Blind Whiz 36(10)
"Though he is only 18 years old and blind, Suleyman is among the top computer programmers at InteliData Technologies Corp., a large American software company."
Chapter 5 Pop Group's Use of Folk Song Stirs Debate 46(12)
"For a singer of traditional music, having your voice on a hit record does not necessarily make you any money."
Chapter 6 How to Make a Speech 58(12)
"Scary as it is, it's important for anyone to be able to speak in front of others, whether twenty around a conference table or a hall filled with a thousand faces."
Chapter 7 Private Lives 70(12)
"I can't remember how I first chose my special beach at the end of Eighth Avenue. But once I chose my spot, I never switched beaches. "
Chapter 8 Future Talk: A Conversation with Bill Gates 82(12)
"Tell me how a computer will be used in the average home thirty years from now. "
Chapter 9 Letters of Application 94(14)
"A letter of application must communicate your ambition and enthusiasm. Yet it must, at the same time, be modest."
Chapter 10 Out to Lunch 108(12)
"Birds do it. Cats do it. And Spaniards most especially do it - every day, in broad daylight. They nap. "
Chapter 11 Public Attitudes Toward Science 120(12)
"The public needs to have a basic understanding of science, so that it can make informed decisions and not leave them in the hands of experts."
Chapter 12 John's Taiwanese Wedding 132(12)
"In the spring, Huiling's mother pulled me aside and asked, 'What exactly are your plans with my daughter?'"
Chapter 13 The Art of Genius 144(12)
"How do geniuses come up with ideas? What links the thinking style that produced Mona Lisa with the one that spawned the theory of relativity?"
Chapter 14 Conversational Ball Games 156(12)
"A Western-style conversation between two people is like a game of tennis. If I introduce a topic, a conversational ball, I expect you to hit it back. "
Culture and Language Notes 168(22)
Maps 190(4)
Vocabulary Index 194

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