This text has been prepared as a reading and speaking practice book for beginning level students of English as a Foreign Language. Although the exercises have been prepared to be presented orally in the classroom, teachers may opt to have students prepare some of the exercise material as writing practice assignments. The reading selections are to be considered as the principal info. source. The illustrations help to confirm or reinforce the info. contained in the reading. The exercises are designed to give oral practice at a level on which beginning students can maintain and develop a significant degree of self-confidence.