Reading Explorer 4, 2e Student Edition + VitalSource eBook (6)

  • AUTHORS: Paul MacIntyre; David Bohlke
  • ISBN-13: 9781305838888 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • Best Buy Package 
  • 2nd Edition
  • ©2015     Published
  • Level(s): High-intermediate
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About The Product

Reading Explorer is a six-level, content-based reading series featuring video from National Geographic to help develop reading and vocabulary skills for all learners. Each unit of Reading Explorer contains two reading passages and an optional video activity. Reading passages cover a wide range of real-world topics related to culture, science, social studies, travel, and adventure.

About the Contributor

  • Paul MacIntyre

    Paul MacIntyre earned his MA in TESL from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. He has been an ELT professional for over 20 years. Paul has teaching experience in Japan and the United States, and as an editor participated in the development of numerous ELT courses for classrooms around the world. As a writer, he has contributed to various major course book and testing programs. For National Geographic Learning he is proud to have authored Reading Explorer 2, Reading Explorer 4, and most recently Pathways Listening and Speaking 4.

  • David Bohlke

    David Bohlke has over 25 years of experience as a teacher, teacher trainer, program director, editor, and materials writer. He has taught in universities, high schools, language institutes in Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Morocco, and has conducted multiple teacher-training workshops in Asia, the Middle East, Latin American, and Africa. David holds an M.A. in Applied Linguistics/TESOL. He is currently based in Singapore.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: The Power of Image
Reading A: The Visual Village
Reading B: My Journey in Photographs by Annie Griffiths

Unit 2: Love and Attraction
Reading A: Love: A Chemical Reaction?
Reading B: Feathers of Love

Unit 3: Food and Health
Reading A: How Safe is Our Food?
Reading B: Genetically Modified Foods

Unit 4: Design and Engineering
Reading A: Design by Nature: Biomimetics
Reading B: The Future of Fashion: Dreamweavers

Unit 5: Human Journey
Reading A: The DNA Trail
Reading B: Fantastic Voyage

Unit 6: Conservation Challenges
Reading A: Racing to Rescue Koalas
Reading B: For the Love of Elephants

Unit 7: Ritual Lives
Reading A: A Crowd in Harmony
Reading B: Why We Celebrate

Unit 8: Investigations
Reading A: Who Killed the Emperor?
Reading B: In the Lab with Marcella and Alphonse

Unit 9: Rediscovering the Past
Reading A: Virtually Immortal
Reading B: In Search of Genghis Khan

Unit 10: Earth and Beyond
Reading A: Black Holes
Reading B: The Threat from Space

Unit 11: Green Concerns
Reading A: Water Worries
Reading B: Technology as Trash

Unit 12: Living Longer
Reading A: Genes, Health, and Lifespan
Reading B: In Search of Longevity


Teacher Components

  • Reading Explorer 4: Classroom Audio CD/DVD Package  (ISBN-10: 1285846982 | ISBN-13: 9781285846989)
  • Reading Explorer 4: Teacher’s Guide  (ISBN-10: 1285846966 | ISBN-13: 9781285846965)
  • Reading Explorer: Assessment CD-ROM with ExamView® (Levels 4–5)  (ISBN-10: 1285847075 | ISBN-13: 9781285847078)