Exploring English

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Exploring English is a four-level course written especially for teenage students. The course employs established methods of language teaching, a structural curriculum and a communicative approach.

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KEY FEATURES (Levels 1 - 3)

Storyline: an exciting, real-life sequence of events based on the lives of a group of young people, some living in England and some visiting England. This story reflects students' own lives and interests, and serves to raise awareness of multi-cultural issues.

Reading texts: a variety of carefully-selected texts enables students to explore an interesting range of issues and ideas.

Grammar: coverage of grammatical functions is simple but thorough. Grammar is always fully exploited in context through interesting and appropriate activities.

Vocabulary building: extensive practice in vocabulary development and word-building is given by means of a variety of stimulating tasks.

Skills work: the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking are developed through simple step-by-step techniques.

Communicative activities, songs and puzzles: these make the learning process easier and more enjoyable. They also encourage students to want to communicate in English.

Regular revision: constant recycling and revision ensures thorough practice of all material previously taught.


COMPONENTS (Levels 1 - 3)

For the student:
– a Coursebook (in full colour)
– an Activity Book (also in full colour)

For the teacher:
– a Teacher’s Edition in which each double page of the Coursebook is reproduced (full size),
preceded by a double page of related teaching notes, guidance on classroom procedures, extra
activities and answers to the exercises. Teacher’s Editions also contain photocopiable material for
extra practice.
– an Activity Book With Answers in full colour, in which each page of the Activity Book is
reproduced (full size) with answers shown in place
– CD’s (or Cassettes) containing recordings of all dialogues and reading passages, plus the Listening
exercises, the 'Language Spot' drills for pronunciation, and the songs, and
– a Test Booklet with tests on each block of four units. There are three separate, parallel versions
of each test, allowing the teacher to give pupils sitting next to each other different tests if desired.



EXPLORING ENGLISH 1

• Emphasis on the spoken language
• Dialogues in comic-strip style with teenage appeal
• Reading material in teenage magazine format

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Key structures in Exploring English 1:

• verb ‘to be’, ‘have got’ / ‘has got’
• present continuous
• prepositions of place and time
• simple present
• countable and uncountable nouns
• simple past
• ‘going to’ and ‘will’ futures
• comparative and superlative
• imperatives and ‘let’s’
• modals ‘can’, ‘must’, ‘may’
• present perfect



EXPLORING ENGLISH 2

• Emphasis on the spoken language continues, but with a gentle progression to longer reading texts
• Dialogues present informal language in the context of teenagers talking about their problems
• Reading material again in teenage magazine format
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Key structures in Exploring English 2:

• past continuous
• ‘used to’
• ‘may’ and ‘might’
• adverbs of manner and frequency
• first and second conditionals
• future continuous
• present perfect continuous
• past perfect simple
• the infinitive
• ‘have to’ and ‘must’
• passive voice (present, future and past)



EXPLORING ENGLISH 3

• Students learn the idioms and phrasal verbs most commonly used in spoken English
• Reading texts get longer, but are still in magazine format
• Writing skills are further developed in exercises with clear guidelines, always preceded
by full models
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Key structures in Exploring English 3:

• infinitive and gerund
• passive voice (new tenses)
• past perfect continuous
• future perfect
• third conditional
• ‘could’ and ‘be able to’
• ‘should’ and ‘ought to‘
• causatives
• direct and reported speech
• relative clauses
• ‘would rather’, ‘had better’



EXPLORING ENGLISH 4

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Unit format

Standard units consist of 3 sections, each of which is four pages long. Every section begins with either a dialogue or a reading passage - all these are recorded on the CD’s (or cassettes). After this come a range of exercises, leading into skills work. Every third unit is a ‘functional unit’ consisting of two double-page spreads.

Components

For the student:
– a Coursebook (in full colour)
– an Activity Book (also in full colour)

For the teacher:
– a Teacher’s Book in which the Coursebook pages are reproduced
(full size and in colour), but with answers shown in place
– a Teacher’s Guide (black and white) giving suggestions for
exploiting the Coursebook material and ideas for further activities,
together with Photocopiable Material and Listening Tapescripts
– an Activity Book With Answers in which the Activity Book pages
are reproduced (full size and in colour), but with answers shown
in place
– CD’s (or Cassettes) containing recordings of the dialogues and reading
passages, plus the listening sections, and
– a Test Booklet with tests on each block of four units. There are
two separate, parallel versions of each test, allowing the teacher
to give pupils sitting next to each other different tests if desired.