Laser is now a five-level course, with the addition of two new levels, A1+ and A2, designed to cater to younger exam students, and now covers the entire span of secondary education. It is the perfect preparation for students still at school and working towards school-leaving exams and the Cambridge ESOL, KET, PET and FCE exams. The vibrant topic-based units cover the lexical and grammatical syllabus of the Breakthrough to Vantage levels of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework. The course integrates development of all the language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking, and regular revision sections check continuous progress. Each Student's Book comes with a CD-ROM that reinforces the structures and vocabulary learnt in each unit. Each Workbook is complete with Audio CD, making it ideal for homework, and the Teacher's Book includes a DVD-ROM with tests, a test generator and teacher-training videos. Class CDs are also available.
Malcolm Mann realised soon after teaching that the published materials he was using in the classroom were often far from ideal. Finding himself in the right place at the right time in 1995, he decided to call himself an EFL materials writer as well as a teacher. Books for Macmillan include: Destination, Macmillan Intermediate Skills, (Speaking, Listening Writing), Laser, Macmillan Skills for First Certificate. Steve Taylore-Knowles has been involved in ELT for 17 years as a teacher, examiner, trainer and author. His most recent courses, published by Macmillan, are openMind and masterMind. He has also written a number of other successful courses including the Laser and Destination series for Macmillan.