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DELTA ACAD OBJ - READING SKILLS CB
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DELTA ACAD OBJ - READING SKILLS CB

PAPERBACK BY ROGERS, LOUIS

£20.00

ISBN
9781905085569
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DELTA PUBLISHING
 
 
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PUBLISHER
DELTA PUBLISHING
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LOW STOCK
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
250 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 AUG 2011

DESCRIPTION

Delta Academic Objectives: Reading Skills has been written to prepare students for academic reading, placing emphasis not only on extensive reading skills development, but also on continued language development through four main areas: Understanding the text, Critical thinking, Using the text, and Language Focus. Understanding the text activities develop essential comprehension skills, teaching students to further analyze texts and interpret standpoint and argument. Critical thinking activities go on to actively develop students' abilities to critically engage with a text, teaching them to assess the strength of an argument or its validity, and constantly challenge the ideas of others. Using the text activities show students how to incorporate others' ideas with their own to formulate arguments and conclusions in academic writing. Language Focus sections help students develop their knowledge of lexis typical of academic texts, enabling them to understand a wider range of texts and transfer this knowledge into their writing. Key features: written for students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level; themes relate to a wide range of common academic subject fields; texts are both academic and common to everyday life, thus accessible to all students; contains a section of exercises to practice vocabulary in the Academic Word List; and, is supported by online resources consisting of a bank of extended reading texts with accompanying worksheets. Delta Academic Objectives is a series of course books designed to help students adapt to the challenge of academic study in English.

CONTENTS

Introduction Understanding the text Using the text Critical thinking Language Focus Unit 1 Education Identifying purpose and audience Selecting texts Identifying stance 1 Selecting vocabulary 2 Features of formal writing Unit 2 Leadership Skimming vs. scanning Selecting information and context Questions to analyze texts 1 The Academic Word List 2 Dictionary skills - meaning Unit 3 Language learning Unknown vocabulary Summarizing Fact and opinon 1 Tense review - past and present simple 2 Common suffixes Unit 4 Sustainability Predicting content Paraphrasing Reasons and conclusions 1 Prefixes 2 Dictionary skills - word form Unit 5 Crime Identifying relationships between ideas and theories Discussing texts Cause and connection 1 Modals and hedging 2 Alternative and counter-arguments Unit 6 Revision Unit 7 Culture Text organization Integrating ideas Bias, expertise and neutrality 1 Connected ideas 2 Pronoun referants Unit 8 Personality Speed vs. accuracy Direct quotes Significant ideas 1 Noun collocations 2 Noun phrases Unit 9 Ethics Main ideas and supporting evidence Indirect quotes Persuasive language 1 Active vs. passive 2 Verb collocation Unit 10 Consumer behaviour Claims and assumptions Summarizing from multiple sources Evaluating evidence 1 Comparison and contrast multiple sources 2 Reporting Unit 11 Nutrition Drawing conclusions Bibliographies and references Statistics 1 Cause and effect references 2 Describing graphs Unit 12 Revision Academic Word List Exercises (Units 1-12)