Each unit of "Reading Explorer" contains two reading passages, and an optional video activity. Reading passages cover a wide range of real-world topics covering culture, science, social issues, and travel and adventure. Video activities can be done in class or at home using the Student CD-ROM. In this title, motivating real-world content supported by stunning visuals develops learners' understanding of the wider world in which they live. Reading passages develop visual literacy and incorporate graphic organisers to help learners become better readers in English. Reading Comprehension activities cover essential reading skills and question types commonly found on standardised tests such as TOEFL, TOEIC and IELTS - Vocabulary Practice activities and Vocabulary Builder boxes present and reinforce high-frequency vocabulary items - Review Units include a vocabulary review, a magazine-like spotlight on UNESCO World Heritage sites, and a graphic overview of important global issues.