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Side by Side - Steven J. M., Bill B.
Recommended Level: Beginner
Structure: Focused on modeled conversations and role-playing activities.
Good Points: Provides easy to follow model and helpful illustrations
Suggestions: The role-playing activities can become a bit dry and robotic. Where possible, fresh activities should be incorporated to provide students the opportunity to improvise.
High Beginners to Intermediate:
Interchange - Jack C.R.
Recommended Level: Intermediate
Structure: Each chapter/topic is analysed and practiced in various functions of English including speaking, grammar, pronunciation, listening, reading and writing.
Good Points: Has many activities.
Suggestions: Some topics run very long and will struggle to fit an hour's lesson. Be selective on which functions to focus on based on your classroom.
New American Streamline - Bernard H., Peter V.
Impact Topics - Richard R.D., Junko Y.
English Upgrade - Steven G., Chris M.
Intelligent Business: Skills Book - Christine J.
Level: Intermediate - Advance
Structure: Task orientated with objectives based around business applications.
Good Points: Many business objectives identified that provide a good coverage of business English applications.
Suggestions: Teachers should spend time in providing examples and modeling of tasks and objectives where necessary.
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