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PREVIEW LESSON. Previews the


content of the unit, activates prior
knowledge, and gets students
thinking and talking about the topic
of the unit.

AUTHENTICITY. Visual displays


are taken or adapted from
authentic sources, providing
models of English students will
encounter outside of class.

GOALS. Clearly state


the communication
goals of each lesson in
the unit.

PARAPHRASE. This languagefocus exercise combines skill


building in understanding
meaning from context with
the essential speaking skill of
paraphrasing.

PHOTO STORY. An authentic


corpus-informed conversation
introduces memorable social
language and foreshadows the
theme of the unit, in this case
getting things done.

DISCUSSION. Numerous discussion and pairwork activities ensure a student-centered


experience and ofer many opportunities for
self-expression. This discussion integrates
the language and topic of the Preview
Lesson in an applied comprehension and
free expression activity.

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GRAMMAR. Grammar is presented with clear explanations
and examples. Presentations cover form, meaning, and use.
The use of boldfaced color text ensures that students focus
on examples of the target grammar.

CONVERSATION MODELS. Short practical


conversations make target social language, grammar,
and vocabulary memorable. Photos support meaning
and provide a stimulus for additional oral work.

GOAL. Each two-page lesson has a


communication goal, ensuring that
students know what they will be able
to do at the end of the lesson.

GRAMMAR BOOSTER. An optional


Grammar Booster at the back
of the Students Book expands
the presentation with additional
explanations, examples, grammar
points, timely reviews, warnings
about common errors, as well as
additional practice.

PAIR WORK. The


Conversation Model
is provided in a
conversation guide with
blank spaces for students
own language, permitting
them to practice the
model and personalize it
at the same time.

NOW YOU CAN. Each lesson ends with a


series guided conversation-based activities
that conirm students achievement of the
lessons communication goal.

CHANGE PARTNERS. Students always


personalize the Conversation Model
with more than one partner, providing a
variety of experience and helping make
the key language unforgettable.

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VOCABULARY. Clear captioned deining illustrations


take the guesswork out of the meaning of new words and
provide a permanent in-book reference for review and
test preparation. In Top Notch, vocabulary is presented
at word-level, phrase- and sentence-level, and as
collocations.

GRAMMAR PRACTICE.
Numerous exercises
provide contextualized
practice of the grammar,
promoting its mastery,
while reinforcing topical
vocabulary at the same
time.

DONT STOP! Practice


doesnt stop at the end
of the Pair Work. Dont
Stop! suggests ways to
extend the conversation,
activating previously
taught language.

LISTENING COMPREHENSION.
Frequent listening tasks integrate
grammar and vocabulary with
listening practice.
RHYTHM AND INTONATION. All Conversation
Models are followed by targeted rhythm
and intonation practice to ensure the
comprehensibility of student speech.

BE SURE TO RECYCLE
THIS LANGUAGE.
Wordposts of previously
taught language remind
students to re-use and
recycle it over and
over again, making it
unforgettable.

IDEAS. Frequent Ideas boxes


support students as they consider
what to include in their guided
conversations.

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AUTHENTIC READINGS. Authentic readings


from identiied sources prepare students to
comprehend real reading materials in English.
BEFORE YOU READ. Warm-up activities
build expectation and prepare students
to gain maximum value from the reading
passage that follows.

IDENTIFY SUPPORTING
DETAILS. Exercises
check comprehension
and build essential
reading comprehension
and critical thinking
skills.

PRONUNCIATION. A
thorough integrated
pronunciation syllabus
ensures accurate,
comprehensible
pronunciation, intonation,
and stress.

ACTIVATE LANGUAGE FROM A TEXT. This exercise


builds the skill of understanding from context and
provides practice using the new vocabulary.
EXTRA READING COMPREHENSION. The
ActiveBook Self-Study Disc in the back of
the Students Book contains more reading
comprehension questions, both factual and
critical thinking, AS WELL AS even more reading
passages and exercises for all units.

FRAME YOUR IDEAS.


Charts, surveys,
questionnaires, and
other similar activities
permit students to get
their thoughts and
words lowing, enabling
luent and productive
discussions.

EXAMPLE SENTENCES.
These models take the
guesswork out of what is
expected in the exercise,
building conident
participation.

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PAIR WORK. Pre-listening pair work


activates vocabulary for the listening topic.
BEFORE YOU LISTEN. These preparatory
activities focus students on the language
and topic of the listening passage, aiding
in its comprehension.

LISTENING COMPREHENSION.
Exercises systematically build listening
comprehension skills and critical
thinking.

NOW YOU CAN. Lessons 3 and 4 engage


students in free discussions and role
plays that achieve the communication
goal of the lesson. In these activities,
students access and use newly and
previously taught language to express
their ideas or accomplish tasks.

NOTEPADDING. Concrete
steps, such as these
notepadding activities,
prepare students for
productive discussions and
greatly accelerate luency.

BE SURE TO RECYCLE THIS


LANGUAGE. Wordposts of
previously taught language
remind students to re-use and
recycle it over and over again,
making it unforgettable.

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TOP NOTCH POP. Professionally written Top Notch Pop songs and
karaoke provide exciting integrated practice of social language,
vocabulary, and grammar.

REVIEW. These integrated skills


exercises elicit, practice, and
review all language from the unit,
helping students evaluate their
readiness for quizzes and tests.

WRITING. All writing


tasks are linked to writing
skills development.

ACTIVEBOOK. This self-study disc in


the back of the Students Book provides
limitless hours of extra interactive
practice in all four skills.

WRITING BOOSTER. An optional


Writing Booster in the back of the
Students Book presents a full syllabus
of writing skills. Each Writing Booster
also integrates a writing skill with
the units Writing task and provides
guidance to students as they write.

ORAL REVIEW. These photos


are designed to elicit and review
all language from the unit,
demonstrating to all students their
ability to use the new language.

NOW I CAN. Students conirm


their mastery of the units
communication goals in a
motivating self-assessment
activity.

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