Description Quest Second Edition prepares students for academic success. Quest is designed to meet the academic requirements of the new internet-based TOEFL® iBT. Quest provides better on-ramp materials to the TOEFL® iBT than any other series.
Quest Second Edition parallels and accelerates the process native-speaking students go through when they prepare for success in a variety of academic subjects.Quest helps students get 'up to speed' in terms of both academic content and language skills.
Quest Second Edition features two complementary strands.
The Reading and Writing strand books combine high-interest material from neswpapers and magazines with readings from academic texbooks.
The Listening and Speaking strand contains listening strategies and practice activities based on authentic audio and video recordings from 'person on the street' interviews, radio programs, and college lectures
Each student book unit focuses on a different area of university study ' anthropology, art, biology, business, ecology, economics, history, literature, psychology, and sociology.
The Intro level provides high-beginning springboard to series.
Robust scaffolding supports students on their journey from general interest to academic content within each chapter.
A lignment with TOEFL® iBT objectives prepares students for success on this and other standardized tests.
Resource-rich Teacher's Editions with procedural notes, expansion activities, TOEFL® iBT test-prep tips, and tests offer an abundance of support materials for instructors.
Cross-curricular and thematically-linked units provide for easy integration of Reading/Writing and Listening/Speaking strands and explore engaging topics from a wide range of academic disciplines, such as sociology, business, psychology, art history, etc.
The four textbooks combine high-interest material from newspapers and magazines with readings from academic texts.
Three high-interest readings in each chapter introduce students to the general education course content most frequently required by universities.
Expanded focus on Reading, Writing, Critical Thinking Strategy development.
Gradual curve in each chapter from general interest to authentic academic content supports students as they engage in increasingly more difficult material.
Unit-ending Vocabulary Workshops reinforce key unit vocabulary that also appears on the Academic Word List (AWL).
Newly-recorded audio component for each reading selection enables students to increase reading speed.
Research paper project in Book 3 prepares students for the most challening academic writing tasks.