This ‘no-frills’ book contains 19 units of work on very popular themes, jam-packed with graded vocabulary-building, reading, translation, retrieval practice and writing activities. Key vocabulary, lexical patterns and structures are recycled and interleaved throughout.
Each unit includes:
a sentence builder modelling the target constructions;
a set of vocabulary building activities which reinforce the material in the sentence builder;
a set of narrow reading texts exploited through a range of tasks focusing on both the meaning and structural levels of the text;
a set of translation tasks aimed at consolidation through retrieval practice;
a set of writing tasks targeting essential writing micro-skills such as spelling, functional and positional processing, editing and communication of meaning.
Based on the Extensive Processing Instruction (E.P.I.) principle that learners learn best from comprehensible and highly patterned input flooded with the target linguistic features, the authors have carefully designed each and every text and activity to enable the student to process and produce each item many times over.