10 Ways to Series - Graded Readers

The 10 WAYS TO series provides advice, skills, and strategies to the readers for successfully negotiating different aspects of life. Each book suggests 10 clear, useful ways to the reader. The reader is encouraged to critically reflect on the reading material and their own lives in order to make any changes that would benefit them. The series includes the following.


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Book 11 - 10 Ways to Understand the News

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単語数・ Word Count

2,482 words / 395 Headwords

概要・Overview / ISBN: 978-4-909730-22-0

 How do you get your news? Do you read a newspaper? Do you watch news programs on TV? Or do you check a news website? Who do you think is interested in the news? Is it mostly older people? Is it business people? In fact, we should all be interested in the news. The news can tell us about important events and changes that are happening in our world. Today, the news is easier than ever to read or watch any time we want to. We can check web pages and news programs on our smartphones. We can check them anytime and anywhere. This is usually for free. It is very easy for us to get our news. However, it has become more difficult to understand the news. People often talk about fake news – news that is full of lies. It is difficult to understand what is really true. Many news articles and programs often have both facts and opinions. So, it is difficult for us to understand the difference. As readers, we have to understand which newspapers and news programs we should trust. We need to know how to tell good news from bad. We need to make sure we are getting good facts in our news. We need to do our best to understand these facts.


Now, stop and think about the news you have read or watched. Were there many facts, or just opinions? If you can learn the difference, you can understand which news stories are true. Here are ten ways to help you understand the news:


*excerpt from the readers introduction.

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Book 12 - 10 Ways to Stay Safe

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単語数・ Word Count

2,552 words / 419 Headwords

概要・Overview / ISBN: 978-4-909730-23-7

Many people in the world think about their safety every day. Some people live in a country that is at war. Some people live in a place where there is a lot of crime. Some people live in a place that has many natural disasters. Sometimes, people can get hurt. Sometimes, people might steal our things. 


But, for most of us, we live in safe places. Our schools and workplaces are safe. Our cities help us to stay safe if there is a natural disaster. Our homes are safe. Public transport is safe. When we live safely, it can be easy to forget to take care of our things and ourselves. We can get used to being safe. We don’t always look around us. We don’t notice what is happening. We don’t always think about what we are doing. But, bad things do happen sometimes. Someone may try to steal our things. Bad things may happen to us when walking home at night. Also, when we travel to new places, we may not be careful there. Sometimes, we need to stay safe from people we know. We may also need to stay safe from ourselves when we feel very sad.


Now, stop and think for a moment about your life. Do you do everything you can to make sure you stay safe? Do you think about staying safe when you are away from home? Do you think about your safety when you are going home at night? Do you know what to do if there is a natural disaster like an earthquake or a big typhoon? Are your relationships with other people safe? Do you keep yourself safe when you are feeling sad? Let’s look at 10 ways that you can stay safe: 


*excerpt from the readers introduction.

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Book 13 - 10 Ways to Control Your Emotions

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単語数・ Word Count

2,463 words / 362 Headwords

概要・Overview / ISBN: 978-4-909730-24-4

Emotions are important to our lives. They make our lives better. We feel happy on a sunny day. We feel love for our family and friends. We feel excited when we visit a new place. Emotions can also keep us safe. For example, we stay away from a snake because it makes us feel scared. Often, emotions help us to make good decisions


However, emotions can make us feel unhappy, too. Sometimes, we may not be able to control them. For example, we may shout at a friend because we are angry. Then, we may lose that friend. We may look nervous when giving a presentation at work or school. Then, people may not listen to our ideas. We may not be able to stay calm. Then, we cannot talk to our boss or teacher about something important. 

We may not be able to control how we feel sometimes. But, we can make sure our feelings do not control us. We can try new ways of thinking. Or, we can do things to help us control our feelings. 


Now, stop and think for a moment. Think about what your life would be like if you could handle your feelings. How would your life change if you didn’t let your feelings control what you said or what you did? What if you could stay calm even when you felt angry? Let’s look at ten ways that you can do this: 


*excerpt from the readers introduction.

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Book 14 - 10 Ways to be Creative

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単語数・ Word Count

2,598 words / 423 Headwords

概要・Overview / ISBN: 978-4-909730-25-1

Why are people creative? Think about the places where the first humans in history lived. We can see art on the walls. We can see drawings of other humans. We can see drawings of animals. Why? Were these pictures a way to communicate? Were they a warning to others? Or, maybe humans just like to create. 

There is a feeling inside of us all. We want to build something. We want to learn something. We want to try different things. We want to make something new in our world. We want others to see the things we create. And, we enjoy looking at other people’s creations. Being creative lets us tell our important stories. If you write a book, you are communicating to every person who reads your book. Sometimes, we cannot explain our feelings in words. So, we use music or art to show how we feel. Being creative is fun. But, it is also hard work. Sometimes, it can be very stressful if you are having trouble with your ideas.


Now, stop and think about the times you tried to be creative. Was it difficult to turn your ideas into a real project? Were you happy with your results? Or, were you sad because you couldn’t get started? Were you sad because you couldn’t think of a great idea? Don’t worry! Even professionals have problems being creative from time to time. Here are ten ways to help you to be creative:


*excerpt from the pocket readers introduction.

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Book 15 - 10 Ways to Influence People

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単語数・Word Count

2,309 words / 327 Headwords

概要・Overview / ISBN: 978-4-909730-26-8

Think of someone who is a good leader. Everyone listens to their ideas. They follow these ideas. People enjoy working for them. Good leaders are great at communicating with people. They can make people feel good. Good leaders are confident. People think these leaders are important people. Such leaders have influence


Think of leaders who you think are influential. Are they successful in business? Are they famous? Do they have new ideas about fashion, technology, or how we live our lives? Do they try to change the world? They could even be teachers who make students want to do their best. Think about what these leaders have in common.


Some people think that good leaders are born that way. They are born leaders. They know how to be influential. This is not always true. We can learn what makes a good leader. We can learn how to be influential. Being influential can change our lives. We can find more success in our careers. We can enjoy our work more. Our lives can be better than ever before.


Now, stop and think for a moment. Think about what your life would be like if you could influence others. How would your life change if people listened to your ideas? How would your life change If people wanted to make your ideas happen? What if you could be a leader that people wanted to follow? Let’s look at ten ways that you can do this:


*excerpt from the readers introduction.

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Book 16 - 10 Ways to be Polite

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単語数・Word Count

2,643 words / 380 Headwords

概要・Overview / ISBN: 978-4-909730-27-5

In our lives, we interact with other people. We interact with family members. We interact with friends. We interact with classmates and teachers at school. We interact with colleagues, customers, and bosses at work. And, we interact with people we do not know. Sometimes, we may be unhappy. Sometimes, we may be having a bad day. Sometimes, we may be angry or upset about something. But, it is important to always treat other people with respect. It is important to be polite in what we say and what we do. Being polite helps our interactions with other people. Being polite helps us to develop relationships with other people. It helps us to make other people feel good. It helps them to think that we are good, too. 


If we are not polite, we may make other people feel angry. If we are rude, we may make other people feel sad or upset. These people may think that we are bad. Sometimes, they may not want to speak to us or to do anything with us again.

Now stop and think for a moment about your life. Are you always polite? Or, are you sometimes rude to other people? Do you want to be politer? Let’s look at ten ways that you can do this: 


*excerpt from the readers introduction.

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Book 17 - 10 Ways to Cook

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単語数・Word Count

2,566 words / 407 Headwords

概要・Overview / ISBN: 978-4-909730-28-2

Food, food, food - Everyone loves food! Food is an important part of our lives. We eat it every day. It is an important part of our family life. It is an important part of going out with friends. It is easy to buy ready-made food. It is easy to buy food to take-out. There are restaurants everywhere. But, why not try cooking? Cooking is not difficult. It is an important skill. You can easily become good at cooking. And, there are times when it is good to cook something. You could make something for a party or celebration. You could cook for a friend who needs some help. Or, you can cook to make yourself healthier.


Cooking for yourself is a very satisfying thing to do. You need to plan what to make. You need to shop for ingredients. Then, you need to think about how to cook your food. These are all fun parts of cooking. And, if you cook for yourself, you can save money.


Cooking for others is also satisfying. You can feel good about cooking. You can bring family and friends together and cook for them. You can help someone who is sick by making them some good food to eat. And, the more you cook the more your cooking will get better.


Now, stop and think for a moment. Do you often buy a lot of ready-made food? Do you eat meals from the microwave? Do you eat out a lot? Do you think cooking is too difficult? Then, let’s look at ten ways you can cook: 


*excerpt from the readers introduction.

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Book 18 - 10 Ways to Choose Your Career

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単語数・Word Count

2,696 words / 376 Headwords

概要・Overview / ISBN: 978-4-909730-29-9

In life, most people need to work. We need to work to get money to pay for things. But, after school, do we just get a job? Or, do we look for a career


A job will pay you money. But, it may be short term. It may be something you don't really like doing. You may find it difficult to get up every morning to do it. In your job, you may do enough work to keep your boss happy. But, maybe you don’t want to do extra work to improve yourself. You just do your job for the money. Also, there may be little chance for you to develop your skills. There may be little chance to grow. 


A career will pay you money, too. However, it may be long term. It may be something you really enjoy doing. And, you enjoy working every day. You may do many different things to learn important skills. And, you may work hard to get more and more experience in your career. You work hard to get better and better. You want to develop yourself. And, you may have many opportunities to move up the ladder. You have opportunities to grow.


Now, stop and think for a moment. Are you a student? Have you decided what you want to do after you graduate? Or, are you not sure about what to do next? Are you working a job you don’t really like? Do you want to change it? Do you want to find something you will really enjoy doing? Let’s look at ten ways to help you choose your career: 


*excerpt from the readers introduction.

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Book 19 - 10 Ways to Solve Problems

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単語数・Word Count

2,663 words / 412 Headwords

概要・Overview / ISBN: 978-4-909730-30-5

Life is wonderful. We can enjoy having fun with our friends. We can work hard at our job. We can study hard at school. We feel happy when we are successful. Sometimes, however, we will run into problems. Problems are a part of life. We all need to address problems. And, the way we do this is a very important part of who we are. It is easy to have good friends when life is going well. It is easy to work with people when your job is going well. But, when there’s a problem, that is when people will be there for you. Your true friends will help you with your problems. Good team members will work together to help you solve problems. It can be difficult to solve problems. But, when you find a way, it is a really great feeling. 


Now, stop and think about the times you have had problems. What kinds of problems did you have? Did you feel angry, or stressed about the problem? Did you argue or fight with other people? Or, were you able to find a solution easily?  Here are ten ways to help you solve problems:


*excerpt from the readers introduction.

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Book 20 - 10 Ways to Live CHEAPLY

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単語数・Word Count

2,698 words / 403 Headwords

概要・Overview / ISBN: 978-4-909730-31-2

We need money to live. We need to pay for things each month. We need to pay for our house or apartment. We need to pay for utilities such as gas, electricity, and water. We need to pay for food. We need to pay for trains and buses. We may also pay for things when going out with our friends. 


Most people make a budget each month. Then, we know how much money we have. We know how much we need to pay for things. And, we know how much money we have left. We know how much we can spend on other things we want. 


Sometimes, however, we have to pay for something extra. We have to pay for something that is not in our budget.  Maybe, it’s a friend’s birthday. We want to buy them something special. Or, maybe our washing machine stops working. We need to buy a new one. Maybe, we become sick. We have to pay to see a doctor. 

Sometimes, it can be difficult to pay for all the things we need every month. Maybe, we do not have much money. Maybe, our job does not pay well. Or, we have to pay a lot of money to study at school. Maybe, we just spend too much money. However, there are many ways we can use less money every month. There are many ways we can live more cheaply. This can leave us with more money for the things we want to do.

Now, stop and think for a moment. Do you want to live more cheaply? Is it difficult for you to pay for everything you need each month? Do you want to find ways to spend less money? Let’s look at 10 ways to live more cheaply:


*excerpt from the readers introduction.

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