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Practice Makes Perfect Intermediate English Reading and Comprehension



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Author: Diane Engelhardt

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education – Europe

Publish Date: 11 Jun 2013

ISBN-13: 9780071798846

Pages: 304

File Type: PDF

Language: English

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Preface

Take your skills to the next level and get moremeaning out of the English languageReading English texts that are created especially for ESL students like you is a critical part to learning the language, but that does not mean you have to be bored with the subjects! Created by expert ESL instructor Diane Engelhardt, Practice Makes Perfect: Intermediate English Reading and Comprehension features 15 engaging readings on interesting topics such as the technology of 21stcentury deep-sea treasure hunting, Pixar Studios’computer-generated movie magic, the Flying Doctors of Australia, and more.

You will, of course, get plenty of practice, practice, practice on understanding and comprehending vocabulary. You’ll master how to read for main ideas, summarize texts, make outlines, remember facts and figures, and more. Before you know it, your reading skills will be stronger and your comprehension will grow, enabling you to get more out of English-language texts.

Practice Makes Perfect: Intermediate English Reading and Comprehension will help you:

Develop your reading comprehension skills at theintermediate levelBuild your English vocabularyPrepare for the comprehension sections of ESL tests
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About the Author

Diane Engelhardt has been an ESL instructor for more than 20 years. She has taught conversational and
business English to a wide variety of students in Canada and Germany. She also has prepared students for TOEFL, Cambridge First Certificate, and London Chamber of Commerce. She currently teaches at Royal Roads University International Student Centre in Victoria, Canada.
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Table of Contents

Preface1. Bananas about Bananas2. Schloss Neuschwanstein: A King and His Castle3. The Three Racketeers: Wildlife Experiences on a Small Island4. The Lure of Lost Treasure Ships5. Terry Fox: A Real Life Hero6. Storm Chasers: Scientists, Nature Freaks or Daredevils?7. Pixar Studios: Movie Magic8. Karaoke: Everyone Can Be a Star9. The Flying Doctors of Australia: Reaching the Farthest Corners10. Cirque du Soleil: A Dream Makes the Big Time11. The Findhorn Community: A Garden of Spirits12. Aron Ralston: Surviving the Worst13. Harry Potter: More Than Magic14. The Paralympics: Believe in Yourself15. Superman: Everyone’s SuperheroAnswer Key
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