This is an impressive new general English coursebook. Highly practical, it focuses largely on speaking, for production and interaction. The ‘can do’ statements given for each lesson are clear for the students, and the ‘tickline’ at the bottom of each lesson allows them to reflect on and evaluate the class and their achievements. The two-page lesson format makes this book easy to use.
One highlight is the DVD, with challenging and motivating interviews; another is the detailed phonology syllabus. The introductory menu is clear and helpful, and there is a wide choice of stimulating topics, ranging from Nobel prize-winners to the Gene Hackman film The Conversation.