The main aim of this course is to further develop freshman ELT students’ reading skills. It envisages promoting their appreciation of different views and perspectives from original reading material such as newspapers, magazines, reviews and academic writing. ELT students will be expected to examine intersentential links and predict the main idea of the text, identify the main idea and acquire high-level reading skills such as using semantic clues between sentences; acquire the habit of reading in and out of class; develop critical thinking skills based on the synthesis, analysis and evaluation of knowledge.