"Helps ESL learners build basic language and reading skills. Fifteen engaging stories portray diverse characters in interesting, often familiar, and sometimes amusing situations. Topics across all levels include: people, family, transportation, food, health,work, shopping, money, community, housing, communications, school, recreation, technolgy, and civics. Reading comprehension and vocabulary exercises follow every story. Activities get your students speaking with discussion starters, focused listening activities, and dialog practice. A comprehensive teacher's guide is available for each level. Teacher's guides include lesson notes, warm-ups, expansion activities, and answer key, as well as an audio CD with recordings of all stories, dialogues, and listening exercises"--Provided by publisher.