A World of Fiction calls upon students’ diverse language and critical thinking skills as they discover the pleasure and rewards of reading fiction. This expanded series (Level 1: High Intermediate; Level 2: Advanced) is designed to help students sharpen their reading, vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills. Each level contains 16 unabridged stories.
The stories are ideal for literary analysis, language practice, and lively cross-cultural discussion.
Each level features selections by noteworthy authors — (Book 1) Raymond Carver, Dorothy
Parker, Tim O’Brien, and Kate Chopin. (Book 2) James Joyce, Louise Erdrich, Woody Allen,
and Alice Walker.
Reading selections guide students through understanding plots, exploring themes, analyzing styles,
making judgments and cross-cultural connections, and debating the issues that are explored.
Extended Vocabulary in Context sections cover idioms, phrasal verbs, and other areas of
Writing activities include both expository and creative assignments in which students are led to
incorporate the language skills featured in the chapter.
Expanded Critical Thinking sections encourage students to analyze stories and connect them to their own experiences.