21st Century Reading was created through a partnership between TED, a nonprofit dedicated to spreading ideas through short, powerful talks and National Geographic Learning. 21st Century Reading provides the ideal forum for learners of English to make connections with topics ranging from science to business to global issues. Using TED Talks as the springboard to share ideas, this new four-level reading series shows learners how to understand and respond to ideas and content in English.
Ingrid Wisniewska studied modern languages and philosophy at Oxford University. She holds an MA in English language teaching and a PhD in language teacher education from the University of Southampton. She has taught English and trained teachers in Japan, the Czech Republic, the UK and the US. She is the author of several books for students and teachers of English, including Learning One-to-One and Vocabulary and Grammar Practice for the TOEFL Test. Mari Vargo is an experienced writer, editor, and educational consultant based in San Francisco. She has written and developed a wide variety of print, online and multimedia products, for primary and secondary school, community college, adult school, and university students. Laurie Blass is a writer and editor specializing in print and digital English Language Teaching materials. She has an M.A. in Linguistics and a TESL certificate from the University of Pittsburgh and has taught ESL in the United States and France. She is the author/co-author of over 40 ELT titles representing a wide range of audiences, from adult education to English for academic purposes.
Unit 1: Hidden Miracles Unit 2: Sleep Matters Unit 3: Cyborg Tech Unit 4: Happy Planet Unit 5: Career Paths Unit 6: Text Generation Unit 7: Barriers and Bridges Unit 8: Personality Types Unit 9: Smart Thinking Unit 10: Facing Fear