Select Readings Pre-Intermediate: Student Book

Select Readings Pre-Intermediate: Student Book

Second Edition

Format: Paperback

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

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-437700-3
  • Price: $ 23.75
  • Pages: 192
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 254x203 mm

Select Readings offers three levels of high-interest reading passages from authentic sources.

Educational discount pricing

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Key features

  • These passages act as springboards into reading comprehension activities, reading skills development, vocabulary building, grammatical analysis and practice, and thought-provoking discussion and writing.
  • Compelling topics such as Culture Shock, The Future of Technology, and Family Relationships encourage learners to make personal connections with the reading passages.
  • A wide variety of text types includes newspaper articles, interviews, personal narratives, and essays.
  • Extensive reading skill instruction in critical areas such as skimming and scanning prepares learners to read purposefully and effectively.
  • A focus on vocabulary building skills – including using context and understanding word forms – helps learners improve their ability to handle unfamiliar words, while also expanding their vocabulary base.
  • Full-colour photographs and fine art introduce the theme of each chapter.
  • Culture Notes provide background information for terms and references learners encounter in the reading passages.
  • Vocabulary glosses define challenging new words, phrases, and expressions in context.
  • Full-colour maps help learners locate places mentioned in the reading passages.
  • Recorded reading passages on the cassette introduce the voices of native speakers into the classroom.
  • Join the Oxford Teachers' Club for free access to the Select Readings website, which offers quizzes and answer keys for each chapter.


Select Readings offers three levels of high-interest reading passages from authentic sources.