Reading Matters 2

  • AUTHOR: Mary Lee Wholey
  • ISBN-13: 9780618475131 
  • 272 Pages  Paperback 
  • 2nd Edition
  • ©2007     Published
  • Level(s): Low-intermediate (US)
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About The Product

Stimulating readings and a communicative, integrated-skills approach help students to develop fluency and accuracy in academic reading. Organized into thematic units, the readings feature high-interest, contemporary topics in fields such as culture, science, the environment, business, sports, and entertainment. Extensive practice exercises accompany the selections helping students to understand the purpose and nature of different texts, master vocabulary for academic and professional success, and learn how to access information in the media and on the Internet. The series also includes writing and speaking practice activities.


  • Additional and updated readings help students expand their college-level vocabulary.
  • Thought provoking Chapter Openers offer a wide range of activities, including graphs, surveys, and questionnaires.
  • Paired reading selections enable students to exchange information and to compare and contrast points of view.
  • A variety of vocabulary-rich reading selections provides students with the opportunity to develop automatic text-processing skills.
  • Reading activities integrate reading strategies, check comprehension, promote personalized responses, and provide opportunities to discuss ideas.
  • Online Teaching and Study Centers offer tools to aid instructors with classroom management.
  • Online Teaching and Study Centers feature additional exercises and vocabulary flashcards for students.

About the Contributor

  • Mary Lee Wholey

Table of Contents

UNIT 1: Habits of a Lifetime
1. Where Does the Time Go?
2. Habits of a Lifetime: Are We Affected?
3. The Power of Naps
UNIT 2: Exploring Our Roots
4. What's in a Name?
5. Researching Our Hidden Roots
6. Writing Our Own History
UNIT 3: Money Matters
7. Starting Young: Learning the Value of Money
8. Lotteries: Good for Society?
9. The Future of Money
UNIT 4: Protecting Nature
10. Night Light Pollution
11. The Return of the Wolves
12. Protecting Water Resources
UNIT 5: Personality
13. The Importance of Friendship
14. Living with Our Emotions
15. Handwriting and Our Personality
UNIT 6: The Search for Answers
16. The Mystery of the Iceman
17. What Will Happen to the Titanic?
18. The Anasazi: Why Did They Leave?