Unit 1: Symbols READING 1 Color Me Pink WRITING 1 SKILLS Paragraph Structure PRACTICE Writing a paragraph about colors READING 2 And the Lucky Number Is . . . WRITING 2 SKILLS The Parts of an Essay | The Thesis Statement PRACTICE Writing two body paragraphs about superstitions Unit 2: Customs READING 1 Thanksgiving-Hawaiian Style WRITING 1 SKILLS The Introduction PRACTICE Writing an introduction about preparing for an event READING 2 Hop to It! WRITING 2 SKILLS The Conclusion PRACTICE Writing an introduction and a conclusion about a custom Unit 3: Mind and Body READING 1 Personality Revealed WRITING 1 SKILLS The Example Essay PRACTICE Writing an example essay about character traits READING 2 Pets to the Rescue WRITING 2 SKILLS Using such as PRACTICE Writing an example essay about keeping healthy Unit 4: People Making a Difference READING 1 Saving Africa's Largest Animals WRITING 1 SKILLS The Descriptive Essay PRACTICE Writing a description essay about people READING 2 Educating Kenya's Girls WRITING 2 SKILLS The Narrative Essay PRACTICE Writing a narrative essay about a person's life Unit 5: Symbols READING 1 Color Me Pink WRITING 1 SKILLS Paragraph Structure PRACTICE Writing a paragraph about colors READING 2 And the Lucky Number Is . . . WRITING 2 SKILLS The Parts of an Essay | The Thesis Statement PRACTICE Writing two body paragraphs about superstitions Unit 6: Food READING 1 Sushi Crosses the Pacific WRITING 1 SKILLS The Comparison-and-Contrast Essay-Part I | Comparison and Contrast Words and Phrases | Using while and whereas PRACTICE Writing an essay comparing food preparation and eating READING 2 What's for Breakfast? WRITING 2 SKILLS The Comparison-and-Contrast Essay-Part II | Using although, even though, and though PRACTICE Writing an essay comparing eating customs Unit 7: Language READING 1 Keeping It Secret WRITING 1 SKILLS Writing about Reasons | Introducing Reasons with because and as PRACTICE Writing an essay that gives reasons for certain behaviors READING 2 English Around the World WRITING 2 SKILLS The Cause-and-Effect Essay | Words That Signal Cause and Effect | Using therefore and consequently PRACTICE Writing an essay about the effects of the English language Unit 8: Environment READING 1 Behind Bars at the Zoo WRITING 1 SKILLS The Argument Essay | Relevant Support PRACTICE Writing an argument essay about human uses for animals READING 2 Crops, Codes, and Controversy WRITING 2 SKILLS Using Factual Details to Support Your Opinion PRACTICE Writing an argument essay about agricultural practices Unit 9: Readings from Literature READING 1 The Road Not Taken WRITING 1 SKILLS Imagery | Writing an Analysis of a Poem PRACTICE Writing an analysis of a poem READING 2 The Story of the Mouse Merchant WRITING 2 SKILLS Personal Narrative PRACTICE Writing a personal narrative
Milada Broukal has taught English for over thirty years in North America and Europe. She has worked in all areas of the field, including syllabus design, teacher training, classroom teaching, and has been Director of Study of her own school. She is the author of over 30 successful textbooks including the series Weaving it Together, The Thomson Heinle Test Preparation Assistant series, and the recently published Check it Out! series. Milada holds two Master's degrees.