Teenagers are bright, energetic and upbeat. They live in an exciting world where they are constantly exposed to sounds
and visual imagery, surrounded by technology which they use with ease. At the same time teenagers' lives can be complicated as they face difficult life changes and complex moral issues for the first
time. Upbeat aims to stimulate students' interest through exciting teen topics and problem-solving activities, addressing more serious social themes.
By engaging teens both emotionally and intellectually, this new secondary course offers students a positive and stimulating learning experience.
Hosted by a group of teens with whom students can easily identify, and with 4 levels and an incredible range of components, Upbeat will:
motivate and maintain interest - with its careful balance of contemporary, age-appropriate topics, intellectually-stimulating puzzles and activities that match students' skills and interests
enable all students to succeed - through exercises in a variety of entertaining formats in the Language Builder, the Motivator, the Multi-ROM and the DVD
develop students' sense of responsibility and citizenship through engaging, educational themes
answer to teachers' specific needs - with extensive support for dealing with large group mixed ability classes, classroom discipline and specific learning
down-to-earth course to Motivate! teenage students. Motivate! is a four-level well-balanced course for secondary school students. There is a sensible paced approach to teaching grammar, vocabulary,
pronunciation and the four skills, with an emphasis on mixed abilities.
• Thorough grammar teaching with
practice in written and oral contexts
• Engaging and age-appropriate
reading texts and tasks
• Regular listening exercises
enhance students' communicative competence
• Well-structured and
well-modelled methods for the teaching and practising of the productive skills (speaking and writing) lead to frequent opportunities for personalisation
• Strong culture and CLIL features
in every unit accompany lots of real-world content
• A wealth of support features and
tips (e.g. learning strategies and common errors) make the learning experience more memorable and effective
Don't wait for tomorrow, learn English... today!
Today! is a four-level course that shapes learning around the individual, understanding that no two students are the same. Lessons feature kids in authentic situations, making English
easier to understand, learning more enjoyable and teaching more effective!
Series: New Sky
Author: Brian Abbs & Ingrid Freebairn
Adding fresh and simulating content to the tried-and-tested syllabus and methodology that have made it so popular, New Sky will continue to satisfy users of this hugely successful course.
This dynamic and motivating new edition offers:
• new cross-cultural and cross-curricular content that bring the world into the
• new Activity Book that provides systematic practice and graded exercises for mixed-ability
• new testing package to cover all your assessment needs
• new photos, dialogues and texts that provide lively and motivating up-to-date lessons
With its songs, raps, games, puzzles and stories, New Sky is the perfect course for young teenagers. New Sky will give your students the motivation to learn and the confidence to succeed in