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Practice Makes Perfect Advanced English Reading and Comprehension [Kindle Edition]

Diane Engelhardt
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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The challenging exercises and critical vocabulary you need to advance your English skills

Created by ESL instructor Diane Engelhardt, Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced English Reading and Comprehension features lengthy, complex passages to help you develop essential English reading and critical thinking skills. Inside are 15 readings on topics such as DNA evidence, sustainable urban communities, the human genome project, and more--subjects that will keep you engaged as you take your English to the next level.

You will get plenty of practice, practice, practice on understanding and comprehending high-level vocabulary through enlightening exercises. You’ll master how to organize information you read, summarize text, and more. Before you know it, your reading skills will be stronger and your comprehension will grow, enabling you to get more out of English-language texts.

Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced English Reading and Comprehension will help you:

  • Build your academic and technical vocabulary
  • Boost your comprehension skills to an advanced level
  • Create reading strategies to use with any difficult text
  • Develop critical thinking skills

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About the Author

Diane Engelhardt has been an ESL instructor for more than 20 years. She has taught conversational and business English to a wide variety of students in Canada and Germany. She also has prepared students for TOEFL, Cambridge First Certificate, and London Chamber of Commerce. She currently teaches at Royal Roads University International Student Centre in Victoria, Canada.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4141 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1 edition (24 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00COKLSVY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #541,015 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Beware of the stereotypes ! 7 Aug. 2014
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The book is really useful and helped me a lot to improve my English, the exercises are interesting and varied. Nevertheless, I was really shocked to read the chapter about "Men and women : long life to the difference" and the exercises about this text as they are full of stereotypes and do not use the latest scientific researches about the subject.

- For instance, the book will say that men use the left side of their brain more than their right side (and the opposite situation for women), but studies have now proved it is not true and, even so, if left side is related to "logic/rationality", there is a world between assuming that and concluding men are "more skilled at maths". Same thing, if we find the "communication and creating thinking" area in the right side of the brain, does it necessarily mean that women are more able to "tune into specific stimuli such as a baby crying at night" ??? We all use both our right and left brain, and there are no significant differences between men and women on this subject. You'll find prove of the obsolescence of the "right brain/left brain theory" in many serious websites (scientific or not), such as here to give a concrete example http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/16/left-right-brain-distinction-myth .
Other example : the book relies on what John Gray has written in his famous book "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" without saying it is a very controversial book and what are its contra-arguments, in the scientific field (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Myth-Mars-Venus-different/dp/0199550999) as in its intrinsic nature (are values/motivation/language/need for intimacy NATURALLY different according to our essence/genes ?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 1 Jan. 2015
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Very useful to raise english language skills. Worth recommendation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 21 Oct. 2014
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Right description and fast delivery.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW 23 April 2014
By Keresoma - Published on Amazon.com
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I think it had great variety of activities that would boost peoples reading and comprehension skills to an advance level. Absolutely brilliant. Great exercises that you can practice and apply in a real situation. I would recommend this to an intermediate learner at this stage because it's a step forward to advance your reading and comprehension skills.
1.0 out of 5 stars The practice exercises are limited. They are not for ... 9 Nov. 2014
By JKConsumer - Published on Amazon.com
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The practice exercises are limited. They are not for advanced learners. I was unable to use this book for my advanced reading/writing students.
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