Reading and writing are often closely related.  By reading a good example of writing, the reader can benefit themselves from an experienced writer's effective writing, and, in turn, improve their writing skills.  In addition, understanding the style of writing will also help the reader to take in information from the article, as well as to enhance their comprehension of the article.  Thus, in this unit, we will first focus on the style of comparison writing and learn topic-related vocabulary words and expressions. 

A general purpose of reading is to take in information from the article that someone is reading, as well as to expand the reader's vocabulary and to enhance mastery of the target language.  In order to efficiently gather and absorb information (including facts, data, or hypotheses that are scattered over an article) when reading long texts form books or lengthy articles in magazines or periodicals, students need to learn the strategy of skimming to ensure a swift but effective reading.  The exercise of summarization (one-sentence summary) that helps students to encapsulate the general ideas into one concise sentence will be conducted after the first actual reading to enhance students' comprehension.  Students are expected to be able to skim a text and identify important information in the text, to sum up the gist of the passage.

This course is designed to improve oral abilities, especially the ability to converse in English during the interviews.  Before you enter the job market, sometimes you need to demostrate your English level during an interview. This course is designed to help studnets to know some basic types of job interviews and their possible questions.  Do find a partner or talk to yourself as often as possible with the expressions you learn from this lesson.

This course is designed to improve oral abilities, especially conversing in English on the phone.  In this lesson we will look at some of the words and expressions that we use for telephoning. There are also some practice sessions and a quiz for you to check your understanding. And remember, practice makes perfect. Do find a partner or talk to yourself.

Most Taiwanese students have learned English tense in high school, but many of them do not know how to use the tense properly.  This course is designed to enhance student's comprehension of English tense.  Through recorded lectures and topic-based exercises, students are expected to improve their conceptual mastery of English tense.

This unit is composed of an introductory article on learning vocabulary words, two essential word lists, and some readings.  The purpose of this unit is to expand students' vocabulary by studying the provided materials. Use suggested dictionaries or dictionary apps to help you build up vocabulary. When you encounter a new word, don't forget to look up the word in a dictionary and check its meaning, usage, and pronunciation.