Explore fascinating content while building language competence and critical thinking skills. The best-selling NorthStar series, now in its Second Edition, offers two strands: a reading and writing strand and a listening and speaking strand. Both strands stimulate students' imagination, encourage critical thinking, and promote personal expression. Revision Features New and updated high-interest topics motivate students to express their own points of view. Expanded vocabulary and pronunciation practice ensure greater language proficiency. A grammar correlation chart links NorthStar, Second Edition, to two leading grammar series: Focus on Grammar and the Azar Grammar series. The fully integrated approach includes a teacher's manual with achievement tests, process writing activity books, audio recordings of the main reading and listening sections, a new video program, and a Companion Website (with vocabulary worksheets, video worksheets, Internet activities, and other resources).Betta, Laurie is the author of 'Northstar Reading and Writing Intermediate', published 2003 under ISBN 9780201755718 and ISBN 0201755718.