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PDX Journeys: Studying and Living in the US/ Low-Intermediate Novel and Textbook for University ESL Students

Author: Amber Bliss Calderón
Subject: Literature
Source: Open Textbook Library
Publisher: Portland State University Library
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Each unit begins with a chapter of fiction about a teacher and students in one ESL class. Reading comprehension and reading skills exercises follow. Prefix and suffix vocabulary-focus exercises are included. Academic Word List vocabulary exercises help students build a strong foundation in both receptive and productive knowledge. The following chapters in each unit expand on unit themes through non-fiction articles focusing on academic preparation/ international experiences/ and cultural adjustment. Vocabulary is repeated and comprehension and reading skills are further practiced.

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