Reading Matters 4

  • AUTHORS: Mary Lee Wholey; Nadia Henein
  • ISBN-13: 9780618475155 
  • 304 Pages  Paperback 
  • 2nd Edition
  • ©2007     Published
  • Level(s): High-intermediate
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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

  • Nadia Henein

Table of Contents

UNIT 1: Creativity
1. Laughter: The Creative Force
2. Our Creative Brain
UNIT 2: Body Science: Moving in New Directions
3. Aging
4. Body Shape
UNIT 3: The Environment
5. Natural Disasters
6. Urban Growth and Water Supply
UNIT 4: The Age of Communications
7. The Internet: Blessing or Curse
8. Cell Phones: Blessing or Curse
UNIT 5: Economics
9. The Economics of Everyday Life
10. The Business of Ethics
UNIT 6: The World of Man and Animals
11. The Lives of Chimps: The Treatment of Animals
12. The Sole of Evolution