- Integrated and flexible online components give users access to everything they need in one place. The Online Workbook provides consolidation of the language and skills and includes video and audio activities, as well as full markbook functionality with student and teacher access. The Presentation Kit is an interactive version of the Student’s Book for IWBs, designed to engage students and teachers with its interactive, heads-up delivery options. And the Student’s and Teacher’s Resource Centres, containing downloadable audio and video and lots more material, add to the range of dynamic components.
- Life skills are a core feature in the syllabus, with the different skills organized into three key domains: Self and Society, Work and Career, Study and Learning.
- A strong focus on functional language helps learners with their fluency and their speaking skills.
- Grammar sections focus on meaning, form and function. A grammar reference section provides clear grammar explanations and exercises.
- Support for speaking tasks with clearly-labelled functional language.
- Speaking and Writing workshops offer self- and peer-assessment features. Authentic video content and video worksheets.
Clear, vibrant and visual unit openers set out to the CEFR. Simple questions give students the opportunity to leaf through the unit and familiarise themselves with the topic.
The two ‘on’ skills of the unit, which are developed through sub-skills, are highlighted here. The two ‘off’ skills (in this case listening and writing) are only being practised in this unit. The units alternate their ‘on’ and ‘off’ skills.
Useful functional language is highlighted.
Clear sign-posting and unit structure throughout.
Grammar is presented using an inductive approach and employs a step-by-step structure to understanding and learning.
Common errors are highlighted through ‘What’s Right?’ boxes.
Speaking is fully supported with functional language.
‘Notice!’ boxes encourage independent learning as part of the course’s inductive approach.
The sub-skills sections are an indicator of the unit’s ‘on’ skill. They offer tips and advice, and support students in the development of this particular language skill in addition to practising it.
Strong writing syllabus in every unit and in the Writing Workshop sections at the end of alternate units.
The Life Skills pages form an integral part of the unit using language the students have just been developing.
Each unit presents a life skill within one of three domains. However, they are transferable across all domains and the same life skill is presented within the other two domains in the Teacher’s Resource Centre.
Speaking or Writing Workshops alternate every unit and use the ‘model, analysis and production’ structure.
Self-assessment section to check progress and understanding throughout the course.