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. Features * 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.
Chapter 1 HEALTH SCIENCES: The Therapeutic Effects of Animals Reading One In the Presence of Animals Reading Two Canine Companions May Help Kids Learn to Read Chapter 2 PSYCHOLOGY: Dealing with Change Reading One Young Football Players Injured, but Not Forgotten Reading Two Who Moved My Cheese? Chapter 3 LINGUISTICS: Little-Known Languages Reading One An Unbreakable Code Reading Two Languages Die Out, Taking History Along Chapter 4 ANIMAL BEHAVIOR: Elephants Reading One The Elephant Orphanage Reading Two Elephant Behavior Chapter 5 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY: Teaching Tolerance Reading One A Class Divided -- Jane Elliott's Famous Lesson Reading Two Fourteen Years Later Chapter 6 PUBLIC ART: Experiencing Familiar Places in a New Way Reading One What Is Public Art? Reading Two Christo and Jeanne-Claude Chapter 7 SOCIOLOGY: The Bystander Effect Reading One Why and How Do We Help? Reading Two Case Studies Chapter 8 GOVERNMENT: Interpreting the Law Reading One Our Supreme Court -- An Introduction Reading Two Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Chapter 9 ECONOMICS: Bartering in the 21st Century Reading One Swap Tree -- Simple, Easy Online Trading Reading Two Heidemarie Schwermer Chapter 10 NEUROLOGY: The Brain Reading One Why Can't You Tickle Yourself? Reading Two Laughter and the Brain Vocabulary Index
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