What a World: Amazing Stories from Around the Globe - Book 1 Beginner

Author(s): Milada Broukal

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What do you know about: *Chinese New Year? *the Day of the Dead? *the Inuit? *people who live under the ground? What a World: Amazing Stories from Around the Globe, by Milada Broukal, is a three-book series that explores these and many other fascinating topics from around the world and across history. Each unit opens with a question that is answered in the reading and continues with vocabulary, comprehension, discussion, writing, and spelling and punctuation work. Features *Words that Go Together activities highlight collocations -- words that are easier to learn together. *Spelling and Punctuation activities provide basic rules and practice for essential skills. *Self-tests help students and teachers assess progress. See also What a World 2 and What a World 3.


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What's the best way to find out more about a subject? Ask a question! This reading series asks questions about a broad range of topics, from history and people to animals and cultures around the world. Answers form the basis for informative, high-interest reading passages in each unit.

Unit 1 Who Is J.K. Rowling? Unit 2 What Are Some Special Rules for Chinese New Year? Unit 3 Where Is Buckingham Palace? Unit 4 Why Are Cows Special in India? Unit 5 How Do Mexicans Celebrate the Day of the Dead? Unit 6 Who Are the Inuit? Unit 7 What Is Beatlemania? Unit 8 Where Is the Great Wall? Unit 9 Why Do People Give Gifts for Weddings? Unit 10 How Did Disneyland Start? Self-Test 1 Units 1-10 Unit 11 Who Is Andrew Carnegie? Unit 12 What Is Life Like in Antarctica? Unit 13 Where Do People Live Under the Ground? Unit 14 Why Do People Decorate Their Bodies? Unit 15 How Did the Red Cross Start? Unit 16 Who Are the Blue Men of the Sahara? Unit 17 What Is Canada's Favorite Sport? Unit 18 Where Is the Outback? Unit 19 Why Is the Elephant Important in Thailand? Unit 20 How Did Rich Romans Live? Self-Test 2 Units 11-20 Appendices Word List Map of the World Index to the Spelling and Punctuation Activities

General Fields

  • : 9780130484628
  • : Pearson Education (US)
  • : Pearson Education (US)
  • : 0.274
  • : January 2004
  • : 260mm X 201mm X 3mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Milada Broukal
  • : Paperback
  • : 428
  • : 135
  • : illustrations (some colour), map