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Making Connections

Second Edition

Making Connections

Making Connections Second edition teaches an extensive range of reading skills and strategies to prepare students for the challenges of reading college textbooks.

An extensive range of reading skills and strategies prepare students for college reading, taking students from a high-beginner to an advanced level of academic reading skill proficiency. Each unit contains a strong focus on vocabulary-building, including teaching words from the Academic Word List. It emphasizes critical thinking and increased reading speed. The series has a unique unit structure. At the outset of each unit, students are presented with and practice key reading and vocabulary-building skills. As students read the texts following these sections, they apply these skills by completing exercises in boxes in the margins of the readings, so that students literally have to apply the newly-learned skills 'while reading. Each Student’s Book comes with access to downloadable audio and an eBook.

Key features

  • Develops students’ skills and strategies for reading academic texts to help them succeed in college classes.
  • Teaches key academic words and helps students develop understanding of synonyms, word families, and placing words into their correct context.
  • Helps improve reading speed and prepare learners for the extensive reading they will encounter at university.

Product details


Ken Pakenham, Jessica Williams, Jo McEntire, David Wiese, Pamela Vittorio


High beginning – Advanced

English Type

American English

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