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 SOCIOLOGY: Home and the Homeless Reading One Home and Travel Reading Two Homeless Reading Three Helping and Hating the Homeless Chapter 2 HISTORY: Robber Barons Then and Now Reading One The Robber Barons Reading Two The Politics of Progressivism Reading Three Message to Wall Street Chapter 3 FILM STUDIES: Is Cinema an Art or Business? Reading One One Hundred Years of Cinema Reading Two A Conversation with Leo Tolstoy on Film Reading Three An Interview with James Cameron Chapter 4 MEDIA STUDIES: The Internet and Social Media Reading One Mind Control and the Internet Reading Two The Positive Effects of Social Networking Sites Reading Three The Use of Social Media in the Arab Spring Chapter 5 NEUROSCIENCE: The Brain and Memory Reading One In Search of Memory Reading Two The Brain and Human Memory Reading Three Music and the Brain Chapter 6 ZOOLOGY: Animals and Language Reading One Bridges to Human Language Reading Two Speaking to the Relatives Reading Three Language and Morality Chapter 7 POLITICAL SCIENCE: The Rulers and the Ruled Reading One The Morals of the Prince Reading Two The Declaration of Independence Reading Three Two Cheers for Democracy Chapter 8 PSYCHOLOGY: Aggression and Violence Reading One Civilization and Its Discontents Reading Two Reflections on Natural History Reading Three A Neuroscientist Uncovers a Dark Secret Chapter 9 ETHICS: Resistence to Evil in the 20th Century Reading One The Ghosts of Mrs. Gandhi Reading Two Denmark in World War II Reading Three Three Ways to Meet Oppression Chapter 10 WOMEN'S STUDIES: Reaching for Equality Reading One The Declaration of Sentiments (1848) Reading Two Speech on Women's Rights (1888) Reading Three The Day the Women Got the Vote Vocabulary Index
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