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NorthStar Reading and Writing High-Intermediate by Andrew K. English
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Explore fascinating content while building language competence and critical thinking skills. The best-selling NorthStar series offers two strands: a reading and writing strand and a listening and speaking strand. Both strands stimulate students' imagination, encourage critical thinking, and promote personal expression.

Table of Contents

Scope and Sequence Unit 1 Untruth and Consequences Theme: Media Reading One: Peeping Tom Journalism A media magazine article Reading Two: Focus on Bomb Suspect Brings Tears and a Plea A newspaper report Vocabulary: Vocabulary categorization, word definitions, context clues, idiomatic expressions Grammar: Passive voice Unit 2 Dreams Never Die Theme: Overcoming Obstacles Reading One: The Education of Frank McCourt A biographical account Reading Two: The Miracle: She altered our perception of the disabled and remapped the boundaries of sight and sense A personal account Vocabulary: Synonyms, vocabulary categorization, context clues, idiomatic expressions Grammar: Gerunds and infinitives Unit 3 Dying for Their Beliefs Theme: Medicine Reading One: Dying for Their Beliefs: Christian Scientist Parents on Trial in Girl's Death A newspaper article Reading Two: Norman Cousins's Laugh Therapy An expository account Vocabulary: Vocabulary categorization, analogies, comparison and contrast of word meanings Grammar: Past unreal conditionals Unit 4 When Disaster Strikes Theme: Natural Disasters Reading One: Drought An eyewitness account Reading Two: Monologue of Isabel Watching It Rain in Macondo An excerpt from a novel Vocabulary: Synonyms, adjective suffixes, context clues, word associations, descriptive adjectives Grammar: Identifying adjective clauses Unit 5 21st Century Living Theme: Conservation Reading One: Cities Against Nature An excerpt from a textbook on urban planning Reading Two: Earthship Homes Catch Old Tires on Rebound A newspaper report Vocabulary: Synonyms, context clues, word forms Grammar: Advisability and obligation in the past Unit 6 Give and Learn Theme: Philanthropy Reading One: Justin Lebo An excerpt from a book on children activists Reading Two: Some Take the Time Gladly A newspaper op-ed column Mandatory Volunteering A newspaper op-ed column Vocabulary: Synonyms, word classification, word forms, phrasal verbs, context clues, word definitions Grammar: Tag questions Unit 7 Homing in on Education Theme: Education Reading One: Teaching at Home Hits New High with Internet A newspaper report Reading Two: The Fun They Had Vocabulary: Synonyms, context clues, dialect variations in spelling, word forms Grammar: Direct and indirect speech Unit 8 Eat to Live or Live to Eat? Theme: Food Reading One: The Chinese Kitchen A cook's narrative Reading Two: "Slow Food" Movement Aims at Restoring the Joy of Eating A newspaper report Vocabulary: Context clues, synonyms, adverbs, idiomatic expressions, phrasal verbs Grammar: Phrasal verbs Unit 9 The Grass Is Always Greener Theme: Immigration Reading One: Poor Visitor An Immigrant's narrative Reading Two: Nostalgia A poem Vocabulary: Multiple definitions of words, context clues, vocabulary categorization, analogies Grammar: Past perfect, time words Unit 10 Take It or Leave It Theme: Technology Reading One: Inside the House An excerpt from a book on technology Reading Two: Thoreau's Home An excerpt from Walden Vocabulary: Synonyms, context clues, word forms Grammar: Future progressive, time clauses Grammar Book References
Release date NZ
September 11th, 2003
Country of Publication
United States
2nd Revised edition
Pearson Education Limited
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