The new edition of For Your Information 1: Reading and Vocabulary Skills, by Karen Blanchard and Christine Root, helps beginning students become engaged, thoughtful, and confident readers of English. Each thematic unit features high-interest readings and an assortment of activities to increase students' vocabulary base and build reading skills. Features of For Your Information 1, Second Edition: New and updated reading selections motivate students to explore different aspects of each topic and develop a range of critical thinking skills. Expanded reading comprehension and skill-building exercises help prepare students for academic competency and standardized testing A variety of new vocabulary-building skills and word-attack activities increase students' vocabulary. A companion DVD of ABC News excerpts, with accompanying activities, expands on the themes.Blanchard, Karen is the author of 'For Your Information 3 ' with ISBN 9780131991866 and ISBN 0131991868.