This unique book blends all four language skills--reading, listening, speaking, and writing--into four parts of a chapter. The reading section presents a variety of authentic stories differing in context, length, and style. Topics range from human interest stories through historical and current events to humor. The listening and speaking sections relate the theme of the chapter to everyday conversational situations. In the writing segment, readers begin by composing paragraphs and progress to short compositions, job applications and business correspondence.