Longman Reading Comprehension and Composition is a contemporary course designed to develop and sharpen reading and writing skills.
The series is enriched with texts of contemporary relevance and style as well as time-tested classics. The ions include extracts from the works of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam biographies of icons such as Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Pandit Ravi Shankar and Steve Irwin folktales from the Asian subcontinent works of Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, William Blake, Alexandre Dumas and R L Stevenson as well as Sarojini Naidu, Rabindranath Tagore, Ruskin Bond, Kamala Das, Gieve Patel and Keki N Daruwalla among others.
The texts are explored through Comprehension questions designed to engage the students and develop their reading skills of skimming, scanning, predicting, analyzing, inferring and extrapolating ideas from the text. The Composition section provides graded and guided support for a variety of writing tasks covering formal and informal styles and producing a wide range of text types.