English for Engineering, Reading Skills, Intermediate Level

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Book Details

ISBN

978-603-02-6845-0

Publication Year

2018

Edition

Second Edition

About The Author

Professor Suleiman Mazyad

PREFACE

ENGLISH FOR ENGINEERING, READING SKILLS, is a two- level reading course designed for engineering students at the intermediate level. It focuses on the needs of students at that level for vocabulary expansion and reading skill-building. It is designed for use in EFL adult-education programs, universities, engineering colleges, and technical schools.
ENG LISH FO R ENGINEERING, READING SKILLS, INTERMEDIATE LEVEL, Second Edition, has undergone major improvements and is made up of twelve thematically-based units and four progress tests, each covering three preceding units. Vocabulary-building and skill-building exercises accompany each reading. Each unit consists of a brief pre-reading exercise and an exercise on skimming or scanning. Following the reading passage itself, there are post-reading exercises that focus on important reading skills: getting the main idea, understanding the reading structure, understanding meaning from context, recognizing contextual reference, finding the topic and topic sentence, understanding general and specific ideas, summarizing, understanding signal words, making an outline, understanding cause and effect, comparison and contrast, classification, inference, exemplification, understanding chronological order, etc.
Each unit concludes with a discussion question designed to encourage students to think about, distill, and discuss the information they have read about throughout the unit. After the discussion, students write the answers to the questions in a paragraph form.
The topics have been selected from a wide range of authentic engineering materials encompassing various engineering branches – civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, architectural engineering, marine engineering, materials engineering, electronics engineering, etc. The book is intended to provide students with a solid foundation in engineering generally to enable them to comprehend and communicate using engineering language.
An important goal of English For Engineering is to help engineering students to become confident readers by increasing their vocabulary base and improving their reading skills. It engages them in the process of reading thoughtfully and encourages them to move beyond passive reading.

Contents

Preface………………………………………………………………………………………………..i

Unit 1 Transportation Engineering……………………..1
Before Reading………………………………………………………………1
Getting Started……………………………………………………………….1
Vocabulary Preview………………………………………………………..2
Scanning for Specific Information…………………………………….4
Reading: Transportation Engineering…………………………..5
After Reading ……………………………………………………………….7
Getting the Main Idea……………………………………………………..7
Understanding Reading Structure……………………………………..7
Understanding the Reading………………………………………………8
Guessing Meaning from Context………………………………………9
Synonyms and Antonyms………………………………………………10
Understanding Classification………………………………………….10
Vocabulary Development: Parts of Speech………………………12
Discussing the Reading………………………………………………….13
Writing Skills……………………………………………………………….14

Unit 2 Wall Construction…………………………………………15
Before Reading…………………………………………………………….15
Getting Started……………………………………………………………..15
Vocabulary Preview……………………………………………………….16
Skimming for Main Ideas………………………………………………18
Reading: Wall Construction……………………………………….18
After Reading ……………………………………………………………..20
Getting the Main Idea…………………………………………………..20
Understanding the Reading…………………………………………….21
Understanding Reference………………………………………………22
Guessing Meaning from Context…………………………………….22
Antonyms…………………………………………………………………….23
Making an Online…………………………………………………………24
Discussing the Reading………………………………………………….25

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Progress Test Unit 1,2 and 3………………………………………..39
Part 1: Vocabulary Exercises…………………………………………39
Part 2: Reading Exercises……………………………………………..41

Unit 4 Metallic Materials…………………………………………48
Before Reading…………………………………………………………….48
Getting Started……………………………………………………………..48
Vocabulary Preview……………………………………………………….49
Skimming for Main Ideas………………………………………………52
Reading: Metallic Materials……………………………………….52
After Reading ……………………………………………………………..54
Understanding the reading……………………………………………..54

Understanding Classification………………………………………….56
Categorizing………………………………………………………………..57
Understanding Examples……………………………………………….57
Guessing Meaning from Context…………………………………….58
Antonyms…………………………………………………………………….59
Parts of Speech…………………………………………………………….60
Discussing the Reading………………………………………………….61
Writing Skills……………………………………………………………….61

Unit 5 Alternating Current
Generators…………………………………………………………62
Before Reading…………………………………………………………….62
Getting Started……………………………………………………………..62
Vocabulary Preview……………………………………………………….63
Scanning for Specific Information…………………………………..66
Reading: Alternating Current Generators…………………..67
After Reading……………………………………………………………….68
Getting the Main Idea……………………………………………………68
Understanding Reading Structure……………………………………68
Understanding the Reading…………………………………………….68
Understanding Reference………………………………………………69
Guessing Meaning from Context…………………………………….70
Discussing the Reading………………………………………………….71
Writing Skills……………………………………………………………….72

Unit 6 Brakes…………………………………………………………………..73
Before Reading…………………………………………………………….73
Getting Started……………………………………………………………..73
Vocabulary Preview……………………………………………………….74
Skimming for Main Ideas………………………………………………76
Reading: Brake………………………………………………………….76
After Reading……………………………………………………………….78
Understanding Reading…………………………………………………78
Understanding Classification………………………………………….80

Understanding Reference………………………………………………80

Guessing Meaning from Context…………………………………….81

Antonyms……………………………………………………………………82

Focusing on High-Frequency Words………………………………82

Discussing the Reading………………………………………………….83

Writing Skills……………………………………………………………….84
Progress Test Unit 4, 5 and 6………………………………………85
Part 1: Vocabulary Exercises…………………………………………85
Part 2: Reading Exercises……………………………………………..87

Unit 7 Compressors……………………………………………………..93
Before Reading…………………………………………………………….93
Getting Started……………………………………………………………..93

Vocabulary Preview……………………………………………………….94

Scanning for Specific Information…………………………………..96

Reading: Compressors………………………………………………..97

After Reading……………………………………………………………….98

Getting the Main Idea……………………………………………………98

Understanding Reading Structure……………………………………99

Understanding the Reading……………………………………………99

Understanding Reference……………………………………………..101

Understanding Signal Words………………………………………..102

Guessing Meaning from Context…………………………………..103

Parts of Speech……………………………………………………………104

Discussing the Reading………………………………………………..105

Writing Skills – Summarizing……………………………………….106
Unit 8 Filtration……………………………………………………………107
Before Reading…………………………………………………………..107
Getting Started……………………………………………………………107
Vocabulary Preview……………………………………………………..108
Skimming for Main Ideas…………………………………………….110
Reading: Filtration…………………………………………………..110
After Reading……………………………………………………………..112

Understanding the Reading…………………………………………..112

Understanding Signal Words………………………………………..114

Guessing Meaning from Context…………………………………..115

Focusing on High-Frequency Words……………………………..116

Discussing the Reading………………………………………………..117
Writing Skills – Summarizing……………………………………….118

Unit 9 Lubricants…………………………………………………………119
Before Reading……………………………………………………………119
Getting Started……………………………………………………………118

Vocabulary Preview……………………………………………………..120

Scanning for Specific Information…………………………………122

Reading: Lubricants…………………………………………………123

After Reading……………………………………………………………..124

Getting the Main Idea………………………………………………….124

Understanding Reading Structure………………………………….125

Understanding the Reading…………………………………………..125

Understanding Reference……………………………………………..127

Guessing Meaning from Context…………………………………..128

Focusing on High-Frequency Words……………………………..129

Discussing the Reading………………………………………………..129

Writing Skills……………………………………………………………..130
Progress Test Unit 7,8 and 9………………………………………131
Part 1 Vocabulary Exercises…………………………………………131
Part 2 Reading Exercises……………………………………………..134

Unit 10 Antifriction Bearings…………………………………140
Before Reading…………………………………………………………..140
Getting Started……………………………………………………………140
Vocabulary Preview……………………………………………………..141
Scanning for Specific Information…………………………………142
Reading: Antifriction Bearings…………………………………143
After Reading……………………………………………………………..145
Getting the Main Idea………………………………………………….145

Understanding Reading Structure………………………………….145

Understanding the Reading…………………………………………..146

Understanding Reference……………………………………………..147

Guessing Meaning from Context…………………………………..148

Antonyms………………………………………………………………….149

Focusing on High-Frequency Words……………………………..149

Discussing the Reading………………………………………………..150

Writing Skills……………………………………………………………..151
Unit 11 Safety Engineering………………………………………152
Before Reading…………………………………………………………..152
Getting Started……………………………………………………………152
Vocabulary Preview……………………………………………………..153

Scanning for Specific Information…………………………………155

Reading: Safety Engineering…………………………………….156

After Reading……………………………………………………………..158

Getting the Main Idea…………………………………………………158

Understanding the Reading………………………………………….158

Understanding Reference…………………………………………….160

Understanding Signal words………………………………………..161

Making an Outline………………………………………………………162

Guessing Meaning from Context…………………………………..163

Antonyms………………………………………………………………….164

Focusing on High-Frequency Words……………………………..164

Discussing the Reading………………………………………………..165

Writing Skills……………………………………………………………..166

Unit 12 Heating, Ventilating, and Air- Conditioning…………………………………………………..167
Before Reading…………………………………………………………..167
Getting Started……………………………………………………………167
Vocabulary Preview……………………………………………………..168
Skimming for Main Ideas…………………………………………….171
Reading: Heating, Ventilating, and
Air-Conditioning (HAVC)………………………….171
After Reading…………………………………………………………….174

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Understanding the Reading…………………………………………..174
Understanding Reference……………………………………………..175
Guessing Meaning from Context…………………………………..176
Parts of Speech…………………………………………………………..177
Discussing the Reading………………………………………………..178
Writing Skills – Summarizing……………………………………….179

Progress Test Unit 10, 11 and 12……………………………..180
Part 1: Vocabulary Exercises……………………………………….180
Part 2: Reading Exercises……………………………………………182
References………………………………………………………………………………………188

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