is a four-level coursebook series for younger learners. The main emphasis is on teaching realistic, functional English through simple but effective presentation and a variety of short consolidation exercises - plus thorough work on language skills and vocabulary development.

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KEY FEATURES (Levels 1 - 3)

• Simplicity of presentation
• Realistic English that can be used in real-life situations
• Carefully-controlled vocabulary input, vocabulary and word-building exercises
• Speaking tasks practise the language students will really need in conversation
• Varied writing tasks, including ‘Writing Projects’
• Full-colour Activity Book with communication tasks as well as consolidation exercises.

UNIT FORMAT (Levels 1 - 3)

Standard units consist of four 2-page sections (e.g. 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d). Each section begins with either a dialogue or a reading passage (‘Listen and then read’) - or a mixture of both. This is followed by comprehension questions and discussion points (‘About You’, ‘Discussion’).

Then comes a summary of new grammar, with useful summaries in table form and practice exercises.

This is followed by a variety of exercises focussing on different language skills - but always including ‘Speaking’ and ‘Vocabulary Development’.

Finally, there are short summaries of important language points (‘Language Corner’, ‘Enrich your English’, ‘What’s the Difference?’, ‘Enrich your Vocabulary’, ‘Common Errors’, etc.) giving the teacher the opportunity to focus on usage, differences between words, suffixes, prepositions and avoiding ‘first language interference’.

Book Three also has exercises on the most frequent and useful Phrasal Verbs.

Every third unit in Books 1 - 3 is a shorter, two-page unit introducing a topic of interest regarding different countries and cultures (‘It’s a Small World!’, ‘All Around the World’, ‘Going Global’). In Book One, this unit also contains extra speaking practice (‘Everyday English’, ‘Situational English’). In Books Two and Three, there are extra listening tasks, a short ‘Grammar Review’ and a ‘Writing Project’ (e.g. letter writing).

COMPONENTS (for each level)

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

For the teacher:
– a Coursebook with Answers in which each page of the Coursebook is reproduced in full colour with
answers shown in place, plus Tapescripts for the Listening exercises
– an Activity Book With Answers, also in colour, showing answers to the Activity Book exercises
– a Teacher’s Guide with teaching plans for each unit, lists of vocabulary to pre-teach, extra practice
exercises, ideas for further oral work and Photocopiable Material
– a Test Booklet with two alternative tests on each pair of units, and
– CD’s (or Cassettes) containing recordings of all dialogues and reading passages, plus the Listening and
Pronunciation exercises.



Key structures in Galaxy 1:

• be, there is / are, have / has got
• present continuous
• simple present
• adverbs of frequency
• possessive adjectives, possessive case
• plurals, some / any / no / many / much / a lot
• simple past
• will, going to
• comparatives and superlatives
• imperatives, must, can
• possessive pronouns
• negative interrogative
• question words
• cardinal and ordinal numbers
• prepositions, time expressions and dates


Key structures in Galaxy 2:

• past continuous
• present perfect
• someone, anything, nowhere
• a few / a little, few / little
• both, either, neither
• could, will be able to, may, might
• Shall I / we ... ?, should / ought to, used to
• past perfect
• future continuous
• question tags
• the infinitive and ... -ing form
• too and enough
• first and second conditionals
• present perfect continuous
• relative clauses
• reflexive / emphatic pronouns
• passive voice


Key structures in Galaxy 3:

• verbs not used in the ...-ing form (e.g. believe)
• present perfect continuous
• past perfect continuous
• infinitive with / without to
• the gerund
• So do I, Neither do I
• passive voice with modals
• future perfect
• third conditional, if / unless
• would rather, had better
• causative use of have / get
• exclamatory structures
• direct and reported speech
• clauses of result (so / such ... that ...)
• relative clauses with in which, whose


Key features

• Longer texts; whole-page writing sections with detailed guidance
• More demanding listening and speaking tasks
• Special ‘Functional English’ and ‘Use of English’ units
• Detailed work on grammar and vocabulary; exercises on word
formation, confusable words, prepositions, phrasal verbs and
• 24-page grammar summary at end of book
• Full-colour Activity Book with ‘Writing Tasks’ and ‘Writing Reviews’.

Unit format

Standard units consist of four 3- page sections (e.g. 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d). Each section begins with a reading passage. This is followed by ‘Comprehension Check’, ‘Vocabulary Check’ and ‘Word Expansion’ exercises.

Then comes a variety of ‘Grammar Check’, ‘Phrasal Verbs’, ‘Idioms’, ‘Confusable Words’ and ‘Prepositions Practice’ exercises.

In the ‘d’ section of each unit, the reading passage is followed by exercises developing Listening, Speaking and Writing skills.

After every two standard units there are ‘Functional English’ and ‘Use of English’ units.