This book has been written for students of environmental engineering at intermediate and upper intermediate levels of English who seek to improve their language skills. Its primary goal is to present technical language in authentic texts selected from a variety of sources. The coursebook can be divided into two parts: the first one includes texts dealing with environmental issues and one might take advantage of it at any phase of the language course while the other consists of readings on specific subjects intended for the students who have already chosen their specialisations. Each unit of the book consists of three stages: pre-reading activities, comprehension exercises, and vocabulary section. Each stage provides students with ample practice thru numerous drills which may be applied one by one or selected by the teacher to suit the needs of paricular course groups.
1. NUMBERS AND SHAPES 2. HOW TO PREVENT A MELTDOWN 3. HAZY DAYS 4. SWEET DREAMS 5. SUN IN THE FORECAST 6. WIND POWER 7. FLYING OVER VENICE 8. BORN AGAIN WATERWAYS 9. THE POLLUTION OF NATURAL RESOURCES 10. SLIPPERY SLOPES OF KNOWLEDGE 11. GEOTECHNICAL MONITORING 12. HEAT TRANSFER IN A BUILDING 13. AIR CONDITIONING 14. SIGNIFICANT FLOODS IN THE UNITED STATES DURING THE 20TH CENTURY - USGS MEASURES A CENTURY OF FLOODS 15. HUDSON RIVER DREDGING PLAN SET TO ENTER DESIGN PHASE 16. LOOKING PEAKY 17. HYDRODYNAMIC MODELLING 1S. THE COLLECTION AND TRANSPORT OF WASTEWATER 19. THE TRICKLE DOWN THEORY OF CLEANER AIR REFERENCES GLOSSARY ANSWER KEY