This 4-volume, competency-based series integrates real-life skills with essential language, vocabulary, and cultural information. Individual, small group, and whole class exercises emphasize natural language and ample oral/aural practice.
1. How have you been? Present perfect tense Skills Talking about family news Greeting friends Discussing time management 2. Used Cars Present tense Present time clauses Question formation Skills Describing car problems and repairs Understanding a used car ad Researching used car information 3. Money Present Tense Present time clauses Comparative adjectives Skills Analyzing your own diet Comparing fat and calorie content of foods Suggesting exercise options Explaining a recipe 4. Credit Cards Past tense Skills Checking a credit card statement Expressing opinions about credit cards Solving math word problems about interest 5. A Car Accident Past tense Past continuous Past passive Should Skills Explaining an accident Describing damage Advising a driver on procedures to follow in case of an accident 6. Thank you/I'm sorry Gerunds Past tense Skills Expressing thanks Apologizing Making excuses Writing a thank-you note 7. Housing Problems Present perfect tense For / Since Skills Complaining about an apartment problem Understanding a tenant's rights Writing a letter of complaint 8. A Medical Checkup Present perfect tense For / Since How long questions Skills Describing symptoms Inquiring about a diagnosis Suggesting home remedies 9. Medical History Present perfect/past contrast Question formation Recently / Lately Skills Explaining persistent medical problems Answering a doctor's questions during and exam Completing a medical history form 10. College Choices Present tense Comparatives Skills Understanding the college application process Comparing colleges Choosing a college 11. Community Resources Present perfect continuous Could Would Skills Understanding local mental health agencies Explaining personal problems Suggesting appropriate hotlines 12. The Job Interview Tense contrast-present, past, present perfect Should Skills Understanding the interview process Explaining job, educational, and character strengths Analyzing classified ads Developing a job resume 13. A Robbery Past passive Should have Skills Reporting a robbery Protecting your home against a robbery 14. The United States Government Present tense Past tense Skills Understanding the Bill of Rights Describing the three branches of government Understanding the Constitution 15. The Telephone Embedded questions Skills Asking for information Leaving a message Appendix Common Irregular Verbs
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