Reader's Choice is among the world's best loved and most successful ESL/EFL textbooks for the teaching of academic skills. Based on the theory that proficient reading requires the coordination of a number of skills, this classic text recognizes that the most important of these is the reader's ability to select the proper skills or strategies to solve each reading challenge. The exercises and readings in Reader's Choice help students to become independent, efficient readers.The fifth edition includes more activities that develop strategies for gleaning information from combinations of text and graphics and extensive web work in three skills units with additional web-based activities that occur throughout the book. The book's companion site also includes additional exercises and quizzes and vocabulary activities. Also includes nine new reading selections that respond to the changing environment faced by our students, taking up issues of globalization in a multicultural, multigenerational world.