- Fully matches the new syllabus whilst still including the successful topic-based approach to learning.
- Progression of skills development through imaginative activities.
- Contains four themed sections selected for their relevance to students worldwide.
- Each unit of the coursebook focuses on a different component of the course: reading, directed writing, composition or speaking and listening. All units cover the learning objectives for that component, building up through the unit so skills are gradually developed.
- Reading passages have been fully updated to include new international texts and a global approach to learning.
- Language accessible to students of a wide range of abilities.
- Provides clear, practical support for students.
- Task tips and Further practice boxes help students build confidence and develop the skills needed to fulfil their potential.
Introduction to the Fourth edition Skills grid Part 1. Travel and Sport:
Unit 1. Reading comprehension - skimming and scanning, selecting points for summary, making notes using your own words, looking at writers' language choices Unit 2. Response writing - journals, letters, considering audience, choosing a style Unit 3. Continuous writing (descriptive) - planning compositions, writing descriptions, using adjectives and imagery Part 2. Work and Education:
Unit 4. Reading comprehension - understanding, selecting and organising material for summary questions Unit 5. Response writing - transforming information, news reports, letters Unit 6. Continuous writing (informative and descriptive) - giving an account, structuring description Part 3. People and Society:
Unit 7. Reading comprehension - expanding notes, sentence structure, vocabulary building, summary style, analysing how writers achieve effects Unit 8. Response writing - persuasive devices, analysing techniques, writing publicity material, drawing inferences, writing in role, targeting an audience Unit 9. Continuous writing (narrative) - plot, setting and atmosphere Part 4. Ideas and Technology:
Unit 10. Reading comprehension - collating texts, analysing style, vocabulary building, advanced punctuation Unit 11. Response writing - spelling techniques, expressing and supporting a view, collating and ordering information, reports and articles Unit 12. Continuous writing (narrative) - character, voice, viewpoint, using dialogue Part 5. Speaking and Listening:
Unit 13. Preparing a talk answering questions, engaging in dialogue Unit 14. Group discussion, facts versus opinions, defending opinions, delivering a speech List of terms Acknowledgements.
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