Read and Understand. 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 Betty Kirkpatrick & Rebecca Mok

Sharpens your reading comprehension and vocabulary skills.

Learners Publishing Pte Ltd: 2005-2008, 1-132с., 2-134с., 3-147с., 4-147с.

Read and Understand is a series of four workbooks written for secondary or intermediate students who want to improve their reading comprehension skills. The 15 reading texts in each of the two lower-level books deal with social and contemporary issues of interest to teenagers. Each of the two upper-level books contains 20 reading passages covering a range of highly interesting topics written in different text types.

Every unit begins with three or four Pre-Reading Questions to encourage students to think about issues related to the topic. The questions are designed for students lo work in pairs or small groups to develop their ability to make predictions and to understand information by drawing on their own knowledge and experience.

The Vocabulary Study section makes it convenient for students to look up the meanings of words and phrases highlighted in the reading passage.

The varied exercises in each workbook provide not only written work for students to do individually, but also oral discussions to be done among themselves. Workbooks 1 and 2 cover the following types of exercises:
• Vocabulary Building - an essential tool to reading.
• Read and Understand provides comprehension questions in True/False and MCQ formats, as well as open-ended questions to test students' understanding of the passage.
• Pair Work allows students to discuss the questions with each other orally before writing down the answers.
• Spot the Error provides questions for students to revise their knowledge of grammar through sentence correction.
• Your View has questions that stimulate students to think and express their opinion on matters related to the topic of the unit.
Students will hear all the reading passages on an audio CD that accompanies each workbook.

Как вы уже прочитали выше, каждая книжка содержит 15-20 тематических текстов, которые надо прочитать и ответить на вопросы, позволяющие выяснить степень вашего понимания прочитанного. Это довольно стандартная процедура, входящая во всевозможные экзамены по английскому языку. В конце каждого пособия есть ключи с правильными ответами. К каждому пособию прилагается аудиозапись текстов. Вы можете или просто прочитать текст, или читать, параллельно слушая правильное чтение, или просто прослушать и попытаться выполнить задания. Прилагаются аудиофайлы в двух форматах. Большой размер файла - формат wma, проигрываются, например, в стандартном Windows Media проигрывателе. Преимущество: каждый текст - отдельный файл. Или в формате mp3, одним большим файлом, все тексты подряд. Можете выбрать то, что вам больше подходит.


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Contents (Read and Understand 1) Contents (Read and Understand 2)

Preface iv
1 Green Packaging /
2 Too Much Traffic 9
3 Bullying 17
4 Growing Old 25
5 Parental Aspirations 33
6 Discrimination against Disability 42
7 Football Hooligans 50
8 Travel Troubles 58
9 New Research on Computer Games 66
10 Terrorism 74
11 Healthy Eating 83
12 Food Scaies 91
13 The Dangers of Passive Smoking 99
14 A Donor Shortage 107
15 The Benefits of Chocolate 116

Preface iv
1 Climate Change 1
2 Endangered Species 9
3 Modern Celebrities 17
4 The Right to Die 25
5 All Kinds of Rage 33
6 Ageing Populations 41
7 Gender Discriminatiov 50
8 Taking Time Out 59
9 Gambling Figures Escalate 67
10 Advances in Detection 75
11 Computer Crime 83
12 Eating Disorders 92
13 Stress at Work 100
14 Blood Transfusion Fears 109
15 The Mystery of Asthma 118

Contents (Read and Understand 3)

Contents (Read and Understand 4)

Preface iv
1 Bad News 1
2 Surprising News 8
3 Coping with Misery 14
4 Time to Study 21
5 Job Losses 27
6 Football Defeat 35
7 Л Disappointment 42
8 A Letter of Apology 50
9 A Lucky Escape 57
10 A Day of Misfortunes 64
11 Goodbye and Hello 72
12 Bridge Delay 78
13 A Birthday Party 85
14 Reluctant Attendance 92
15 Facing Angry Parents 97
16 A Sudden Decision 104
17 More Break-ins 111
18 Obituary 118
19 Going on a Diet 124
20 A Change of Plan 131

Preface iv
1 A Grim Discovery 1
2 A Sales Report 7
3 Problems ai Work 14
4 Health Scares 21
5 Desperate Immigrants 28
6 Miraculous Rescue 35
7 Flood Damage 41
8 Closure of a Local Bookshop 48
9 Bills, Bills, Bills 54
10 Fooiballers Required 61
11 A Surprise Job Move 68
12 Launch of a Lunch Club 76
13 The Young's View of the Old 83
14 No Food in the Flat 90
15 Brainstorming Session 97
16 A Summons from the Managing Director 104
17 New Competition 111
18 CV Deception 119
19 Jim in Trouble 125
20 Controversial Toll Charging 132