Select Readings, Second Edition

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Second Edition

A teacher-approved American English reading skills series for upper secondary and university students.

Select Readings Second Edition contains a range of high interest reading texts approved by experienced teachers.

This four-level American English reading course uses carefully selected reading texts to help students read effectively. Exercises before and after reading practise reading skills, check comprehension and build vocabulary.

Select Readings also helps students prepare for exams, with the new Testing Program CD-ROM featuring tests in the style of TOEFL®, TOEIC®, IELTS and GEPT exams.

  • Student Book
  • Testing Program CD-ROM
  • iTools
  • Class Audio CD
  • e-Book


  • 흥미롭고 교육적인 소재!
    에세이, 신문기사, 인터뷰등 사실에 근거한 다양한 장르의 읽기자료에서 교훈과 지식을 주는 내용을 학습하면서 독해력을 향상시킵니다.
  • 강력한 독해스킬 프로그램!
    각 챕터는 10페이지의 읽기와 문제를 통한 단계적인 방법으로 독해능력을 향상시켜줍니다.
  • 새로운 챕터!
    단계마다 4개의 새로운 읽기자료가 수록되어 있습니다.
  • 새로운 두가지 읽기지문방식!
    첫 번째 지문에서 독해스킬을 습득하고 두 번째 지문을 통해 습득한 스킬을 바탕으로 정확하고 빠르게 내용을 파악할 수 있도록 훈련의 기회를 제공합니다.
  • 새로운 어휘 스킬학습!
    형용사와 접미사와 같은 어휘 분석에 중점을 두어 단어의 의미와 사용방법을 통해 독해 능력을 향상시키도록 합니다.
  • 테스트 중심 프로그램!
    TOEFL,TOEIC,IELTS 테스트 능력을 키울 수 있도록 시험대비 문제를 포함하고 있습니다.
  • iTools를 통해 학생용 교재의 모든 내용을 스크린을 통해 보고 오디오도 바로 들을 수 있어 디지털 교재로서 수업시간에 활용이 가능합니다.
  • 새로운 어휘 차트!
    핵심어휘에 대해 바로 파악하고 학습할 수 있습니다.
  • 새로운 오디오 다운로드 센터!
    교재 속 오디오 내용을 MP3파일로 제공합니다.


Select Readings Second Edition includes more reading than ever before. This new edition of the successful reading skills course features a brand new Elementary level, four new chapters in each book and 50% more reading content in every chapter. Each reading text is carefully selected to meet students’ needs, ensuring that the material is engaging, dynamic, topically relevant, and level appropriate.

Each chapter contains clear goals, focusing on developing a specific reading skill, such as scanning for details and identifying the main topic. The Building Vocabulary section focuses on word analysis skills such as learning word forms and understanding phrasal verbs. Words to Remember at the end of each chapter allow students to review key vocabulary.

Additional material includes the new Mini Oxford American Dictionary at the back of the book, to encourage understanding and develop vocabulary. Culture and language notes expand students’ knowledge of the world around them.

Digital resources including iTools, the Testing Program CD-ROM and downloadable audio files are great new features to supplement your teaching. Audio files for the main reading texts are available at the Audio Download Center. Try it out:

Testing CD-ROM

The new Testing Program CD-ROM is the ideal way to prepare students for exams. The CD-ROM includes mid-term and final TOEFL®, TOEIC®, IELTS and GEPT style tests. These all come with a Student Book Answer Key, saving you time and effort.

Unit tests for every chapter test students’ comprehension, reading proficiency and vocabulary skills. These are easy to customize – each unit test is available in both PDF and Word format, so you can edit tests to suit your individual classroom.


Select Readings is now available as an e-book, with interactive features designed specifically for language learners. Available for iPad and tablets for Android via the Oxford Learner’s Bookshelf app.

Oxford University Press ELT on the App Store Oxford University Press ELT on Google Play

Features to look out for:

  • Improve pronunciation: Repeat audio, record yourself, and compare to original.
  • Improve listening: Slow down audio to hear each word clearly.
  • Personalise your e-book: Save written or spoken notes anywhere on the page. Use the pen tool to draw and highlight.
  • Easy to get around: Bookmarks, jump to page, thumbnail sorter.

Available for all levels.


The iTools CD-ROM features each Student Book on screen, with embedded audio, answer keys, and quick access to additional content. Use iTools on your interactive whiteboard or data projector to add interest to lessons and reduce preparation time.

Select Readings, Second Edition includes: