What a World Reading 1 Amazing Stories from Around the Globe

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-01-12
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL

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#xA0; #xA0; What a World: Amazing Stories from Around the Globe,is a#xA0;six-book series that explores many fascinating topics from around the world and across history. The stories in What a Worldcover a diverse range of high-interest topics, from biographical pieces to exploration of cultures in various historical and contemporary periods. #xA0; Features Words that Go Togetheractivities highlight collocations -- words that are easier to learn together. Critical Thinkingquestions develop students'thiniking skills. Spelling and Punctuationactivities provide basic rules and practice for essential skills. Internetactivities build students'Internet research skills. Self-Testshelp students and teachers assess progress. What a World Listening-- a 3-level complementary series -- explores parallel themes to What a World Readingas it develops students'communication skills.

Table of Contents


Unit 1      Who Is J.K. Rowling?            

Unit 2      What Are Some New Year’s Customs?

Unit 3      Where Is Buckingham Palace?                                                         

Unit 4      Why Are Cows Special in India?

Unit 5      Why Do Some People Give Gifts for Weddings?

Unit 6       What’s Special About the Blowfish?

Unit 7       Who Are the Sami?

Unit 8       Why Are Rain Forests So Important?

Unit 9       Where Is The Great Wall?

Unit 10     What Is Tornado Alley?


Self-Test 1: Units 1—10


Unit 11             Who Was Andrew Carnegie?

Unit 12             What Is Life Like In Antarctica?

Unit 13             Where Do People Live Under the Ground?

Unit 14             Why Do People Decorate Their Bodies?

Unit 15             Who Are the Uros?

Unit 16             What Is Canada’s Favorite Sport?

Unit 17             What’s Special About New Zealand?

Unit 18             Why Is the Elephant Important In Thailand?

Unit 19             Who Were the Men Sailing Dragon Ships?

Unit 20             How Did the Red Cross Start?


Self-Test 2: Units 11—20

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