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Tech Talk

Better English through Reading in Science and Technology
Felixa Eskey
Authentic science and technology reading practice


Tech Talk contains authentic materials and excerpts from nonfiction books and from NPR that deal with popular, newsworthy issues in science and technology. With readings, the book contains related exercises in comprehension, vocabulary, discussion, grammar, and writing.

In addition to providing reading practice, this textbook aims to:

  • Teach grammar through examples of real usage.
  • Provide practice in the writing styles commonly used in science and engineering: explanation, persuasion, and critical analysis.
  • Provide opportunities for verbal practice through class discussion.
  • Encourage English learners to read independently and to learn language through reading.

The readings in the book were selected to appeal to all readers, but will be especially helpful to English learners who are engineers, scientists, or university students in technical fields.

An audio CD featuring many of the readings is also available.

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Copyright © 2005, University of Michigan. All rights reserved. 

Audio files are in mp3 format and will open in the default media player installed on your computer.

Product Details

  • 8 x 10.
  • 200pp.
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  • Paper
  • 2005
  • Available
  • 978-0-472-03077-4

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  • $27.95 U.S.