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English for Academic Study: Reading 2012 Edition
By John Slaght
English for Academic Study: Reading
This fully updated 2012 edition of English for Academic Study: Reading is designed to challenge and stimulate students on pre-sessional and pre-departure courses. The Course Book contains step-by-step activities written by EAP professionals at the University of Reading’s International Study and Language Centre. The activities are designed for use with authentic reading texts in the accompanying EAS: Reading & Writing Source Book. EAS: Reading is based on an extensive review of recent research into EAP writing methodology, and reflects the most recent developments in language teaching for academic purposes.
The unit topics are as follows:
- Reading for academic purposes
- Sustainable energy
- The business of science
- Society today
- Food security
- Human resource management
- Sustainable fashion
- The Tipping Point
Each unit uses the contemporary, stimulating texts in the accompanying EAS: Reading & Writing Source Book to ensure that students are challenged to develop the reading skills and approaches that will be vital throughout their academic studies. The attractive new format includes key reading skills and study tip features, together with a comprehensive book map and a glossary of terms.
The Course Book includes unit summaries to give you a quick overview of what you have covered, and a comprehensive glossary of terms. Each unit also has weblinks offering additional information and activities relating to reading skills and the topics covered in the units. Visit the dedicated website www.englishforacademicstudy.com for even more resources.
This book can be used in conjunction with the following books in the English for Academic Study (EAS) series, also published by Garnet Education: EAS: Reading & Writing Source Book, EAS: Writing, EAS: Extended Writing & Research Skills, EAS: Listening, EAS: Speaking, EAS: Vocabulary, EAS: Pronunciation, and EAS: Grammar for Writing.
1. Reading for academic purposes
2. Sustainable energy
3. The business of science
4. Society today
5. Food security
6. Human resource management
7. Sustainable fashion
8. The Tipping Point
“...one of the strengths of these books is that the tasks go beyond the ‘usual’ and really give the student practice at other essential university level reading skills, such as analysing the text for purpose, reading recall, annotating, comparing two texts, and reading with a focus question in mind.
The wide variety of skills and tasks presented requires the students to read and reread the texts, getting the most out of every page. And, if students find they need even more practice, there is a dedicated website for both students and teachers with links to additional websites for the skills practised.
All in all, this reading course book is ideal for someone who has a high English level and now wants to learn the skills and strategies necessary to be an efficient and effective reader at college level.”- Hilary Livingstone for IATEFL Voices, Issue 238, May-June 2014
“The EAS Reading course aims to help students work on effective reading strategies, detailed comprehension of sentences and paragraphs, and text analysis. The reading texts are authentic and meaty, addressing topics like science selling out to commerce, food security, and the biological implications of social networking. They go into more depth than the average newspaper article and could provoke lively discussions.”- Margaret Oertig for ETAS Journal, Vol. 30, No 3, Summer 2013
Contains full colour photos, tables and illustrations
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English for Academic Study: Extended Writing & Research Skills 2012 Edition - Course Book English for Academic Study: Extended Writing & Research Skills 2012 Edition - Teacher's Book English for Academic Study: Grammar for Writing - Study Book English for Academic Study: Listening 2012 Edition - Course Book with audio CDs and DVD English for Academic Study: Listening 2012 Edition - Teacher's Book English for Academic Study: Pronunciation 2012 edition - Study Book with audio CDs English for Academic Study: Reading & Writing 2012 edition - Source Book English for Academic Study: Reading 2012 Edition - Course Book English for Academic Study: Reading 2012 Edition - Teacher's Book English for Academic Study: Speaking 2012 Edition - Course Book with audio CDs English for Academic Study: Speaking 2012 Edition - Teacher's Book English for Academic Study: Vocabulary 2012 edition - Study Book English for Academic Study: Writing 2012 Edition - Course Book English for Academic Study: Writing 2012 Edition - Teacher's Book