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.
29 May 2012
Number of pages: 108
BIC code: EL, ELXJ, ESF
BISAC code: FOR007000, LAN013000
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
John Slaght has worked at the University of Reading in a variety of capacities since 1988 and currently works in the EAP department. He is Director of Assessment and Test Development in the International Study and Language Centre at the University. John has co-authored two books in Garnet Education’s English for Academic Study series: Reading and Extended Writing and Research Skills.
John has extensive overseas experience in Higher Education, having spent a total of 14 years teaching English, History and French in Africa, and Academic English in the Middle East. His work continues to take him to various areas of the globe. John is currently piloting a book of preparation materials for the Test of English for Educational Purposes and is planning further publications on Academic Reading and Language Testing. Currently, his responsibilities in testing include test administration and writing. He has been an item writer for Cambridge ESOL for a number of years and is regional team leader on a marking panel.
“...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
"This high-quality series presents teaching materials underpinned by the latest research and honed by classroom feedback. Designed for teaching reading and writing either separately or in an integrated way (with the Source Book being essential for either option), it will help students develop important skills for tertiary settings in either case.”
Patrick Coleman (Lincoln University) for the TESOLANZ newsletter, September 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