American Perspectives Paper

Series
Addison-Wesley
Author
Susan Earle-Carlin / Colleen Hildebrand  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
276
Pub.-date
July 1999
ISBN13
9780201520750
ISBN
0201520753


American Perspectives

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Description

High-Intermediate - AdvancedLevel.

American Perspectives helps high-intermediate and advanced students of English develop skills in reading comprehension and critical thinking. Each theme-based unit offers multiple views of contemporary U.S. culture. Authentic readings from books, newspapers, magazines, and websites stimulate cross-cultural discussion and writing.

Features

  • Introductory readings and preview activities-Tap students' previous knowledge and assumptions about U.S. culture.
  • Reading skills and vocabulary expansion activities-Help students understand and express their ideas about the texts.
  • Collaborative activities-Encourage students to interact with the readings and develop critical thinking skills.
  • Short written responses-Essays, research papers, as well as editing practice, help students perfect their writing skills as they reflect on their own values and experiences.
  • Topics include the changing American family, the pursuit of happiness, health and fitness, and the importance of sports in our lives.

Table of Contents

Chapter    1:       Going Back to Our Roots

 

Chapter    2:       Changing the American Family

 

Chapter    3:       Leveling the Playing Field

 

Chapter    4:       Staying Healthy and Fit

 

Chapter    5:       Keeping the Beat

 

Chapter    6:       Getting the Message

 

Chapter    7:       Making History

 

Chapter    8:       Hitting the Books

 

Chapter    9:       Climbing the Corporate Ladder

 

Chapter  10:       Pursuing Happiness

 

 

APPENDIX A: Suggestions for Reading and Writing

APPENDIX B: Idioms and Expressions

APPENDIX C: Keeping Track of Your Reading Rate

APPENDIX D: Map of the United States and State Mottoes

 

Answers to Focusing in Questions

Back Cover

American Perspectives helps high-intermediate and advanced students develop skills in reading comprehension and critical thinking. Each theme-based unit offers multiple views of contemporary U.S. culture. Authentic readings from books, newspapers, magazines, and websites stimulate cross-cultural discussion and writing.

Features:

  • Introductory readings and preview activities tap students' previous knowledge and assumptions about U.S. culture.
  • Reading skills and vocabulary expansion activities help students understand and express their ideas about the texts.
  • Collaborative activities encourage students to interact with the readings and develop critical thinking skills.
  • Short written responses, essays, research papers, as well as editing practice, help students perfect their writing skills as they reflect on their own values and experiences.
  • Topics include the changing American family, the pursuit of happiness, health and fitness, and the importance of sports in our lives.