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Welcome to Essential Reading Second Edition

Essential Reading Second Edition teaches young adult and adult learners the essential reading skills. This second edition is now even better in overcoming the challenges students face in studying English, offering:

  • both intensive and extensive approaches to reading
  • a wide range of engaging topics such as money, social networking, and relationships, tailored to Asian learners
  • a full range of skills-building activities, covering not only reading but also listening, speaking, writing, vocabulary, grammar, as well as critical thinking skills

What‘s new?

  • new topics, reading passages, and exercises
  • new extracts from Macmillan Graded Readers
  • new Life Skills feature teaching transferable, real-life skills
  • new Teacher’s Presentation Kit to aid classroom teaching
  • new support materials

For more information

Essential Reading Second Edition Resources

Download sample pages (PDF) and audio from Essential Reading Second Edition. You will need Adobe Reader® to view the sample pages. This can be obtained from the Adobe® site free of charge.
  1. Level 1
    1. Scope and sequence View 568 Kb Download
    2. Student Book sample View 8 Mb Download
    3. Wordlist View 450 Kb Download
    4. Student Book audio – Units 1 to 6 View 52 Mb Download
    5. Student Book audio – Units 7 to 12 View 56 Mb Download
    6. Student Book audio – Short Story View 39 Mb Download
    7. Worksheets View 2 Mb Download
  2. Level 2
    1. Scope and sequence View 75 Kb Download
    2. Student Book sample View 5 Mb Download
    3. Wordlist View 449 Kb Download
    4. Student Book audio – Units 1 to 6 View 33 Mb Download
    5. Student Book audio – Units 7 to 12 View 31 Mb Download
    6. Student Book audio – Short Story View 29 Mb Download
    7. Worksheets View 2 Mb Download
  3. Level 3
    1. Scope and sequence View 35 Kb Download
    2. Student Book sample View 2 Mb Download
    3. Wordlist View 491 Kb Download
    4. Student Book audio – Units 1 to 6 View 54 Mb Download
    5. Student Book audio – Units 7 to 12 View 57 Mb Download
    6. Student Book audio – Short Story View 22 Mb Download
    7. Worksheets View 2 Mb Download