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The new edition of Reading Power 3 is enhanced by research-based methods and activities for learning vocabulary. Longer reading passages and new study-reading activities, including outlining and text marking, prepare students to enter the world of academic reading.


Reading Power's  unique process methodology teaches students to view reading as a process. The series encourages students to develope a strategiec approach to reading and to view reading in English as  a problem-solving activity  rather than a translation exercies.Reading Power delivers on that effective process approach with strategies and practice for strengthening comprehension skills, building vocabulary, increasing reading speed, and preparing for testing.

With expanded emphasis on vocabulary acquisition and learning strategies, and updated Extensive Reading sections, these new editions help beginning and intermediate-level students develop the multiple skills and strategies necessary for success.


At each level, students focus on four skill areas:

  •  Extensive Reading (Reading for Pleasure) lets students select their own reading materials to practice new strategies, build fluency, increase comprehension, and broaden their vocabulary.
  • Vocabulary Building trains students in a variety of strategies for learning new words, from personalized vocabulary lists to noticing collocations.
  • Reading Comprehension covers skimming, scanning, recognizing topics and main ideas, understanding sentences, and making inferences. Critical Thinking Skills (upper levels) involves targeted practice in inferential and analytical skills.
  • Reading Faster helps students develop speed and flexibility in reading with high-interest, short fiction and non-fiction selections.
  •  Also available - a separate Teacher’s Guide with Answer Key and Sample Syllabus for each level.

About The Author

Linda Jeffries holds a master's degree in TESOL from Boston University. She has taught reading, writing, and ESL/EFL at Boston College; Boston University; the Harvard Summer ESL Programs; the University of Opole, Poland; and the University of Bologna, Italy. She lives in Italy, near Bologna, and teaches academic reading and writing at...

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Title:READING POWER 3 3E: STUDENT BOOKFormat:PaperbackDimensions:298 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:April 5, 2011Publisher:PEARSON LONGMANLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0132089033

ISBN - 13:9780132089036

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Extra Content

Table of Contents

Part 1    Extensive Reading


Unit 1: New Vocabulary in Your Reading

Unit 2: Fiction and Nonfiction

Unit 3: Books


Part 2    Vocabulary Building


Unit 1: Making Good Use of the Dictionary

Unit 2: Learning New Vocabulary from Your Reading

Unit 3: Guessing Meaning from Context

Unit 4: Word Parts

Unit 5: Collocations

Unit 6: Structure and Reference


Part 3    Comprehension Skills


Unit 1: Scanning and Previewing

Unit 2: Making Inferences

Unit 3: Understanding Paragraphs

Unit 4: Identifying the Pattern

Unit 5: Reading Longer Passages

Unit 6: Skimming


Part 4    Reading Fluency


Unit 1: Harry Houdini: The Life of an Escape Artist

Unit 2: Making a Living

Unit 3: Better Lives in a Better World


Answers to Practice Exercises


Appendix 1: Pronunciation Key

Appendix 2: Frequently Used Words in English