National Geographic Reading and Vocabulary Focus is an all-new, four-level reading series that provides the essential reading skills and vocabulary development for maximum academic readiness. Readings grounded in rich National Geographic content tap into learners' curiosity about the world, naturally encouraging inquiry and opportunities to synthesize information.
- A comprehensive, three-part vocabulary development program builds student confidence as learners encounter new or unfamiliar words in academic texts:
- Academic Vocabulary sections develop the language that students will encounter in academic readings.
- Multiword Vocabulary sections identify words that are commonly grouped together and then prompt learners to work with them in different contexts for enhanced comprehension.
- Topic Vocabulary is presented as a reading preview strategy to enhance learner comprehension of the text.
Jessica Williams is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she teaches in the MA TESOL program. Her area of research is second language learning. She is the author of several ELT student books as well as professional reference books for ELT professionals.
Unit 1: The Body in Motion READING 1 A Natural Way to Run READING 2 The Runner's High Unit 2: Time READING 1 Spring Forward, Fall Back READING 2 In Search of an Accurate Calendar Unit 3: Water READING 1 Drinking Water READING 2 The Bottled-Water Debate Unit 4: Travel READING 1 Extreme Diving READING 2 Disaster Tourism Unit 5: Animal-Human Relationships READING 1 Humans and Cattle: A Shared History READING 2 Taming the Wild Unit 6: Architecture READING 1 Safer Homes in Earthquake Zones READING 2 Urban Architecture in the 21st Century Unit 7: Genetics and the Environment READING 1 Sibling Personalities READING 2 Epigenetics Unit 8: Inventions READING 1 The Golden Age of Islamic Invention READING 2 Origami: The Practical Applications of a Familiar Art Unit 9: Robotics READING 1 Robots to the Rescue READING 2 Humanoids