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  • An expanded and more explicit competency focus means each lesson contains both disciplinary (communication) and generic (cross-curricular) competency development sections.
  • A wide variety of paper-and-pencil exercises, discussion topics and suggestions for group work promote interactive learning.
  • Scaffolded authentic tasks guide students through the basic steps required for producing their own language.
  • Improved and expanded workbook pages, incorporating grammar reference tables, allow for greater reinforcement of the language covered in the lessons.
  • Expanded self-test and self-evaluation sections allow students to grade their language and competency progress.
  • Optional sections, such as Your World and Competency Development pages, give teachers greater curricular freedom and the ability to augment lessons according to the specific needs of their students.
  • Expanded teacher's notes with explanations on how to teach and evaluate language and competencies, as well as greater support with extra practice activities and classroom management, mean teachers can help students really personalize the material.
The opening activity is designed to generate interest in the topic by activating background knowledge and/or reviewing language seen previously in a fun way.
Your World icons indicate that there is an optional discussion-based activity to expand on and personalize ideas about the topic.
The inductive grammar activity follows the listening or reading model texts. Students are expected to analyze the language they see/hear, then form general rules about its usage.

Disciplinary competencies are based on those of the DGB program and fall into two categories.

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Generic competencies are also taken from the DGB and RIEMS and have been divided into categories with corresponding icons.

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The final section of each lesson is a writing or speaking activity. These real-world production tasks are designed to be as authentic as possible while being level-appropriate and achievable.
The optional Competency Development page reviews language covered in the unit and develops disciplinary competencies. The pages are mainly task-based, with a final speaking or writing product similar to the linguistic products ending each lesson.
The integrated Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook section that follows each unit includes grammar reference tables and explanations, and further practice exercises to consolidate students' learning.
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