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The new edition of For Your Information 1: Reading and Vocabulary Skills, by Karen Blanchard and Christine Root, helps beginning students become engaged, thoughtful, and confident readers of English. Each thematic unit features high-interest readings and an assortment of activities to increase students' vocabulary base and build reading skills. Features of For Your Information 1, Second Edition:New and updated reading selections motivate students to explore different aspects of each topic and develop a range of critical thinking skills. Expanded reading comprehension and skill-building exercises help prepare students for academic competency and standardized testing A variety of new vocabulary-building skills and word-attack activities increase students' vocabulary. A companion DVD of ABC News excerpts, with accompanying activities, expands on the themes.To order the Audio CDs, click on the Resources link on the left side of this page.
Karen Blanchard has an M.S.Ed in English Education from the University of Pennsylvania, and Christine Root has an M.Ed in English Education from the University of Massachusetts. Both authors have more than twenty-five years of experience working with English language learners at the university level. Karen has also taught at the American Language Academy at Beaver College, in addition to tutoring students at many levels. Christine has taught in the Harvard ESL program and is a founder, coordinator, and guide in the ESOL tour program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Karen and Christine continue to enjoy working together to create English language textbooks for students around the world. Karen and Chistine first met when they were teaching at the University of Pennylvania. It wan't long before they began working on their first book, Ready to Write. They have continued their successful collaboration, producing more than seventeen popular reading and writing textbooks.
Unit 1 ALL IN THE FAMILY Chapter 1 A Family Bike TripChapter 2 What's in a Name?Chapter 3 The Jim TwinsTie It All TogetherUnit 1 Vocabulary Self-Test Unit 2 LET'S EAT Chapter 1 A Peanut Butter RestaurantChapter 2 The Tokyo Fish MarketChapter 3 A Cookie with a Surprise InsideTie It All TogetherUnit 2 Vocabulary Self-Test Unit 3 KEEPING IN TOUCH Chapter 1 Sending E-CardsChapter 2 Easy Ways to Keep in TouchChapter 3 Sending Cyber-HugsTie It All TogetherUnit 3 Vocabulary Self-Test Unit 4 THE WORK WORLD Chapter 1 What's New?Chapter 2 A Job ChangeChapter 3 A Popular CartoonistTie It All TogetherUnit 4 Vocabulary Self-Test Unit 5 LANGUAGE AND LIFE Chapter 1 Languages of the WorldChapter 2 Hangul DayChapter 3 Students Save Their Native LanguageTie It All TogetherUnit 5 Vocabulary Self-Test Unit 6 ANIMAL TALES Chapter 1 Friends with Four LegsChapter 2 A Baby Panda Gets a NameChapter 3 A Lost Cat Comes HomeTie It All TogetherUnit 6 Vocabulary Self-Test Unit 7 SPORTS STORIES Chapter 1 A Marathon MarriageChapter 2 Who Is Tiger Woods?Chapter 3 The "Ultimate" GameTie It All TogetherUnit 7 Vocabulary Self-Test Unit 8 CITY SIGHTS Chapter 1 Istanbul's Grand BazaarChapter 2 An Ice HotelChapter 3 Sister Cities Exchange GiftsTie It All TogetherUnit 8 Vocabulary Self-Test Vocabulary Self-Tests Answer KeyGlossaryMap of the United StatesMap of the WorldReader's Journals
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