NETWORK 1. WORKBOOK
Bowler, B. & Parminter, S.Part of a four-level topic-based course for mixed-ability classes of young teenagers who have studied English before teenage upper-intermediate materials. The course if topic-centred, with a view to achieve in genuine communication, Within each unit a central topic is approached from a variety of interesting angles, with the result that students learn about the real world and are encouraged to contribute from their own knowledge, opinions, and feelings. Plenty of pair- and group work reinforces the communicative emphasis. In an innovative “use-it-first” approach, new language is first embedded in a skills activity, and then drawn our for more formal study and practice. Also innovative is the “multi-skills” approach which means that skills are practised together within activities rather than kept separate, resulting in greater variety and more natural language use. Icons show clearly which skills are practised. Regular raps, chants, and songs provide particularly enjoyable pronunciation and listening practice in each unit. Learner training features include an emphasis on self-evaluation, vocabulary recording strategies, practical learning strategies, and regular learning tips. Strategies for mixed-ability classes are thoroughly integrated into the course with a full range of extension activities for stronger students, extra support for weaker students, graded grammar practice exercises, and mixed-ability pair work. • The Workbook has units linked thematically to the corresponding Student’s Book units, with controlled practice, extension, and revision of language. It includes vocabulary extension activities, graded grammar exercises, and reading and writing activities. There is also a “Help Yourself” grammar revision section.