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Developing reading skills : advanced

Author: Linda Markstein; Louise Hirasawa
Publisher: Pacific Grove, Calif. : Heinle & Heinle, ITP, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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A collection of texts emphasizing guided reading practice and the development of reading speed, for those who want to strengthen their reading skills for academic, personal, or career purposes.
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Textbooks for foreign speakers
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Markstein; Louise Hirasawa
ISBN: 0838452760 9780838452769
OCLC Number: 40075023
Description: x, 280 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: UNIT 1: LEAVING HOME 1. Marriage Is a Private Affair (Chinua Achebe) 2. An Indian Family in New York (Excerpt from Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee) 3. The Immigrants: How They"re Helping to Revitalize the U.S. Economy (Excerpt from Business Week) UNIT 2: YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT 1. What Do You Know About Nutrition? 2. What"s for Lunch? (Excerpts from Megatrends by John Naisbitt and Newsweek) 3. Cody Loves Ruth (Excerpt from Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler) UNIT 3: WHY DO PEOPLE BEHAVE THE WAY THEY DO? 1. The Lottery (by Shirley Jackson) 2. Social Influence: Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience to Power (Excerpt from textbook Social Psychology by Sears, Peplau, Taylor) 3. Learning to Bow: Conformity in Japan (Excerpts from Learning to Bow: Inside the Heart of Japan by Bruce Feiler) UNIT 4: THE HUMAN BRAIN AND HOW IT WORKS 1.The Old Brain and the New (Chapter from The Enchanted Loom: Mind in the Universe by Robert Jastrow) 2. Gray Matters (Selection from Newsweek) 3. Overcoming the Pain in a Missing Limb (Selection from The New York Times) UNIT 5: OPENING UP THE MIND 1. Footsteps of My Life (Excerpt from Story of My Life by Helen Keller) 2. The Library Card (Excerpt from Black Boy by Richard Wright) 3. The Art of Reading (Essay from The Importance of Understanding by Lin Yu T"and)
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UNIT 1: LEAVING HOME 1. Marriage Is a Private Affair (Chinua Achebe) 2. An Indian Family in New York (Excerpt from Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee) 3. The Immigrants: How They're Helping to Revitalize Read more...

 
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