Impressions 2: America Through Academic Readings

  • AUTHORS: Cheryl Benz; Steven Benz
  • ISBN-13: 9780618410279 
  • 160 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©2008     Published
  • Level(s): Advanced | High-intermediate
  • List Price = $ 51.95 | College Wholesale (Net) Price $39.00
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About The Product

Through academic readings, Impressions helps students explore American culture and develop the reading, vocabulary, and critical thinking skills necessary to be successful learners.


  • Authentic readings from academic textbooks, focusing on American culture and values, help students achieve cultural literacy.
  • Reading activities help students learn essential pre-reading and post-reading skills such as predicting, previewing, finding the main idea, scanning for details, fact versus opinion and, organizing details.
  • High-frequency vocabulary chosen from the Academic Word List helps students become proficient readers across all academic disciplines.
  • Excerpts from real student essays featured in each unit and function as models for student writing.
  • Reading-Response Journal activities enable students to become interactive readers.
  • Writing topics increase critical thinking and mirror the writing assignments students face in academic classes.

About the Contributor

  • Cheryl Benz

  • Steven Benz

Table of Contents

1. Money Matters 2. A Vital American Value: Competition 3. Art in the Public Eye 4. America's Natural Environment 5. American Approaches to Education