Quest: Reading and Writing in the Academic World, Book 1
Quest prepares students for the vocabulary, reading, writing, listening, and speaking required for academic success in college.The Quest series has been designed to parallel and accelerate the process that native English speakers go through as they study required subjects in preparation for college coursework.By previewing typical college material, Quest helps students "get up to speed" in terms of both academic content and language skills. High-interest materials cover a wide range of content areas including history, biology, art, anthropology, psychology, literature, and economics.Although the Reading and Writing books and the Listening and Speaking books can be used separately to polish these specific skills, the books share the same subject areas in corresponding chapters, making it possible to use the books together to create a multi-skills course.Book 1-High-Beginning to Low-Intermediate levelBook 2-Intermediate to High-Intermediate levelBook 3-Low-Advanced to Advanced levelHIGHLIGHTSQuest Reading and Writing Books:High-Interest, authentic readings fro magazines and newspapers are combined with traditional academic textbook material.Easy-to-read grammar, lexical, punctuation, and mechanics charts aid student preparation for final writing assignments.Focus is given to various writing strategies and rhetorical forms, as well as to understanding metaphors, comparing-contrasting, making predictions, and identifying causes and effects.All readings are supported by thorough pre- and post-reading activities.Understanding maps, graphs, and charts as well as recognizing bias, making inferences, and determining themes are also covered.HIGHLIGHTSQuest Listening and Speaking Books:Video clips featuring college students in a variety of different conversational situations, as well as authentic radio selections, help strengthen students' speaking and listening skills.Students receive instruction and practice in intonation, pronunciation, and language functions.Recorded authentic college lectures enable students to sharpen listening skills and provide valuable practice in note-taking.
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