The challenging exercises and critical vocabularyyou need to advance your English skillsCreated by ESL instructor Diane Engelhardt, Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced English Reading and Comprehension features lengthy, complex passages to help you develop essential English reading and critical thinking skills. Inside are 15 readings on topics such as DNA evidence, sustainable urban communities, the human genome project, and more--subjects that will keep you engaged as you take your English to the next level.
You will get plenty of practice, practice, practice onunderstanding and comprehending high-level vocabularythrough enlightening exercises. You'll master how toorganize information you read, summarize text, and more.Before you know it, your reading skills will be stronger and your comprehension will grow, enabling you to get more out of English-language texts.
Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced English Reading and Comprehension will help you:
Build your academic and technical vocabularyBoost your comprehension skills to an advanced levelCreate reading strategies to use with any difficult textDevelop critical thinking skills
Diane Engelhardt has been an ESL instructor for more than 20 years. She has taught conversational and business English to a wide variety of students in Canada and Germany. She also has prepared students for TOEFL, Cambridge First Certificate, and London Chamber of Commerce. She currently teaches at Royal Roads University International Student Centre in Victoria, Canada.
Preface1. Eco-Tourism: Another Way to See the World2. The Human Genome Project: Writing the Book of Life3. Near Death Experiences: Fact or Fantasy?4. Genetically Modified Organisms: Cornucopia or Pandora's Box?5. Men and Women: What Makes Them Different6. Electric Cars: Driving Greener and Cleaner7. DNA Fingerprinting: Beyond the Evidence8. Ecocities: Building Sustainable Urban Communities 9. Solar Power: Energy for the Future 10. Healing Circles; A Gentler Justice11. Medical Technology: Medicine's New Frontiers12. The Enneagram: Understanding Our Personailities13. Artificial Intelligence: Can Machines Think?14. Voluntary Simplicity: Making More out of Less15. Future Directions: Technology or Ecology?Answer Key