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Thinking About Our Place in the World

New Questions, New Answers

Authors Francois de Soete
Genres Reading Skills / Social Issues / Essay /
Format B5 / 100P
Price 1,900yen(2,052yen including tax)
ISBN 9784791960361
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Audio Language Amer E
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2nd edition of this well-received reading skills textbook that sets out the knowledge needed to deal with our globalized times

This is an advanced text that will extend learners’ reading abilities while imparting the knowledge required to understand our complex modern society as it undergoes processes of globalization and computerization. The wide range of topics, including culture, society, the environment, science and philosophy, are explained in clear, elegant English, eliminating the need for extensive background knowledge. Each unit contains practice exercises that will reinforce learners’ vocabulary and train them in critical reading skills, as well as columns containing stimulating snippets of information. The teacher’s material includes translations of the main texts and columns as well as answers, explanations, names and test questions every five units that can be used as end-of-semester exams.

Contents

Man Versus Machine: How are machines changing society? / That’s News to Me: Can we really trust the press? / Girl Power: Do female action stars actually empower women? / It’s Just a Game: What are some of the big debates in sports today? / Mind Your Manners: Is rude behavior on the rise? / Highly Contagious: Is the world ready for the next outbreak? / Little Green Man: Are we alone in the universe? / Reality and Illusion: How can you be sure that the world around you is real? etc( Total 20 unit )