Reading the News

  • AUTHOR: Pete Sharma
  • ISBN-13: 9781424003815 
  • 120 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©2007     Published
  • Level(s): Advanced | High-intermediate | Intermediate
  • List Price = $ 50.95 | College Wholesale (Net) Price $38.25
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About The Product

With Reading the News, students not only improve their ability to read newspapers in English-they gain practice that will help prepare them for TOEFL®, TOEIC®, and IELTS® exams. Presenting 24 authentic articles on contemporary issues gleaned from the International Herald Tribune, Reading the News is an ideal way to encourage students to read English outside the classroom.

About the Contributor

  • Pete Sharma

    Pete started his EFL career as a business English teacher in Madrid, moving to Finland before returning to the UK. He worked as teacher trainer, Director of Studies and school manager before becoming the Group teacher training and development manager for Linguarama, a business English organisation which is now part of the Marcus Evans group. In his capacity as a member of the Group Pedagogical Unit he inspected schools, taught writing seminars in the Middle and Far East, and helped create and run trainer training courses. He has written extensively about technology in language teaching. Pete recently changed from ESP to EAP, and currently divides his time between lecturing at Oxford Brookes University and on the Warwick University pre-sessional courses, and writing. He keeps a blog on using technology in ELT with co-author Barney Barrett. See:

Table of Contents

1. A hunger for English lessons
2. Have foreign MBA, will travel in Chinese business
3. As smoke clears, tobacco maker opens lounge
4. Secret wealth vs. �for richer, for poorer�
5. Nuclear power industry feels the wind at its back
6. Women�s work / The wages of equality
7. Managing globalization: If it�s here to stay, what do we do now?
8. Chances a low-fat diet will help? Slim and none
9. Music business finds little to sing about
10. Spotlight: A wedding planner for a new Japan
11. Cross-cultural training: How much difference does it really make?
12. The beauty premium: Why good looks pay
13. Retiring to cheaper climes? Caveat emptor
14. Cityscape: Street chef in a city that loves its food
15. The name game: Can anyone famous be a designer?
16. Stressed executives flee the pressure
17. Portrait: A rising star in Chinese cinema
18. Swedes step ahead on ethnic harmony
19. Film: The audience speaks Spanish but not at the multiplex
20. A British invasion for the digital age
21. Is Internet auctioneer an arena for criminals?
22. Global warming: Adapting to a new reality
23. Fake malaria pills haunt Asians
24. Keeping in touch the blogger way

New to this Edition

  • Helps prepare students for exams through exercises that practice TOEFL®, TOEIC® and IELTS® exam tasks
  • Builds on students� natural interest in current events, presenting a wide variety of high-interest articles�from the serious to the lighthearted�grouped thematically by newspaper section (News/Features, Opinion, Business, Arts/Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Technology/Science/Health.
  • Targets the reading, listening, vocabulary and other essential language skills learners need most for functional literacy in reading newspapers in English
  • Includes �Special Focus on the Newspaper� sections on the characteristics and conventions of journalistic writing, offering strategies for analyzing an article�s content and viewpoint
  • Audio CDs containing recordings of articles in Reading the News�ideal for improving listening comprehension and pronunciation skills
  • Instructor�s Manual presenting background about the articles, teaching suggestions, and answers to the exercises in the student text


Teacher Components

  • Reading the News: Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1424003822 | ISBN-13: 9781424003822)
    Presents background about the articles, teaching suggestions, and answers to the exercises in the student text

Student Supplements

  • Reading the News: Audio CDs (2)  (ISBN-10: 1424003806 | ISBN-13: 9781424003808)
    Contains recordings of articles in Reading the News.
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