Resource Sheet & Answers
Academic Passages introduces second language learners to academic topics. Each unit opens with a short introductory reading about a social studies topic(book 1) or a science topic(book 2). Four pictures depict key points about the topic. Using the pictures, students may brainstorm vocabulary, predict what the picture depicts, discuss or describe the picture with a partner. They then listen to a sentence that corresponds to the picture and writes it. Students then work with a partner to check their sentences and find differences. One feature of Academic Passages is the audio for the corresponding is available at three levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. This flexible textbook is particularly suited for students aiming to take the TOEIC or TOEFL tests.
Beginner to Intermediate