From Near & Far is designed to teach ESL reading to high school and adult students. It features sixteen original, illustrated stories set in cultural and geographical contexts from around the world. This revised and enlarged edition builds on the very features that made students, teachers and reviewers so enthusiastic about the first edition. It provides to your classroom with carefully designed activities in purposeful, confident reading for teen-aged and adult readers at an intermediate level. Very important to know that it includes a wide range of integrated activities, from vocabulary study and sentence-building all the way up to interpretation, personal response, and out-of-class application; including a large number of tables, charts, puzzles and discussion questions. And clear instructions on all questions and exercises, and an extensive answer key. Informative introduction with practical advice on how the text works, and on how to adapt the ESL materials to the needs of particular groups.