A new course in English today should be compatible with the changing roles and functions of the language in Iran and relevant to the present and future needs of learners of English in the country.
The present book is meant for students of university. Passages have been selected from a wide variety of sources written at a suitable level and readily available to universities. It is hoped that students will be stimulated into reading for pleasure, making use of the libraries and eventually forming the reading habit. The 10 reading texts deal with social and contemporary issues of interest and practical value to provide the very necessary practice in reading for information.
The book is also designed to help learners communicate effectively and accurately in English and to take them to the threshold of proficiency in the language where they can confidently look forward to dealing with pressing areas of communication.
Finally it is hoped that the book will be effective in teaching both reading and grammar. Constructive suggestions are, however, most welcome since there is no work which claims to be perfect. Please send your comments through the following email addresses.
Ali Asghar Bahmani