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The Read and Learn Series

As its title promises, Pro Lingua’s series of graded readers offers your beginning level students an opportunity to do just that – read and learn. The articles are in full color, full of varied, high interest material. That keeps students reading, and reading is a critical skill for anyone who needs to use language in everyday life.  

Short and Easy. The 160 readings in the series are brief and easy to read, as the titles indicate, going from an average of 50 words per passage to 125. For the launched beginner, they are accessible and comprehensible, using only 600 different words in Book One, Read 50.

A Variety of Forms. The passages are not just prose paragraphs. They include various forms of the written language that a learner needs to deal with – graphs, charts, timetables, receipts, emails, blogs, maps, posters, as well as journals, recipes, and bio-sketches. In short, the passages are a reflection of the reading that we all do every day.

Our Global Village. The passages also invite the reader into the global village we all live in. Book One begins with a brief trip on the Amazon; then takes us to Mount Fuji, south to the Great Barrier Reef; then to New York City, the Iditarod in Alaska, London, and the Calgary Stampede in Canada.

Language Skills. Each reading is followed by three exercises that, in effect, bring the reader back for another look at the reading. The first exercise asks the reader to use vocabulary from the reading in a different context to explore the meaning and usage of the word. The second exercise asks the reader to use basic reading skills to fully comprehend the passage.   The third exercise focuses on a point of grammar that occurs in the reading.

              To provide listening practice, a CD is available for each of the four books. All 160 readings are included.

A sampler of the places, events, people, food, and nature in the series:

              • Niagara Falls            • Lukang, Taiwan             • dolphins     

              • Ramadan                  • Jackie Chan                   • GPS

              • Popcorn                   • Guadalajara weather      • Kyoto

              • elephants                  • space tourism                 • Mexico City           

              • Cinco de Mayo        • hurricanes                      • blogs

             • Carnival in Brazil        • skateboarding               • Montreal

The Read and Learn Series

For The Teacher

Grammatical Progression

Low Beginners (600-word level) – 4th grade - High School/Adult
Read 50 $18.00
CD $9.50
Student text and CD $27.50

Beginners (700-word level) – 4th grade - High School/Adult
Read 75 $18.00
CD $9.50
Student text and CD $27.50

Beginners (800-word level) – 4th grade - High School/Adult
Read 100 $18.00
CD $9.50
Student text and CD $27.50

Beginners (900-word level) – 4th grade - High School/Adult
Read 125 $18.00
CD $9.50
Student text and CD $27.50



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