Reading for the Academic World is a three-book series designed for students who are seeking to develop their academic reading skills with particular focus on passages that incorporate vocabulary items from the Academic Word List. Reading for the Academic World provides students with a range of informative texts from various academic fields including history, natural science, literature, social science, psychology, business, linguistics, and more. All passages in the series are supported with activities to provide opportunities for students to practice comprehension of input, refinement of output, fluency with current skills, and language-focused learning.
Reading passages developed to target exposure and practice of more than 500 words from the Academic Word List
Thematically organized paired readings covering a broad range of academic topics
Comprehension activities that include question types commonly found on standardized tests of English
Vocabulary development activities to reinforce items presented from the Academic Word List
Language extension activities to practice grammar structures and paraphrasing
Audio recordings of reading passages