English for Accounting and Banking, Elementary Level
ENGLISH FOR ACCOUNTING AND BANKING: Reading Skills, Elementary LEVEL, is the first book in a two-level course specially designed for accounting and banking students and professionals who are studying English as a Foreign language (EFL). It focuses on the real need for vocabulary expansion and reading skill-building of students at the elementary level. It is designed for use in EFL adult education programs, universities, colleges, technical schools, and language institutes.
ENGLISH FOR ACCOUNTING AND BANKING: Reading Skills, Elementary Level, is made up of twelve thematically-based 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 from context; recognizing contextual reference; finding the topic and topic sentence; understanding general and specific ideas; understanding signal words; making an outline; understanding cause and effect, comparison, classification, addition words, and exemplification.
Each part of the unit concludes with a discussion designed to encourage students to think about, distill, and discuss the information they have worked with throughout the unit. The discussion is followed by a writing exercise which requests students to write the answers to questions given in the discussion exercise.
An important goal of ENGLISH FOR ACCOUNTING AND BANKING is to help accounting and banking students 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.