Lessons cover all four skill areas as well as grammar and vocabulary. Each unit ends with a DVD lesson based around an extract from a BBC programme which provides a springboard for meaningful speaking and writing tasks. Models of authentic English are also provided through 'on the street' interviews filmed by the BBC. MyEnglishLab is a flexible online tool that enriches learning, informs teaching and enhances your Speakout course Enriched Learning MyEnglishLab has a wide range of activities that are instantly graded and correlated to your Speakout course Informed Teaching MyEnglishLab for Speakout gives teachers instant access to a range of invaluable diagnostic tools Flexible Solutions You can assign tasks to the whole class, groups of students, or individual students to help them reach their goals more effectively. ActiveBook is the Student's book in digital format with integrated audio and video from the course and includes:Easy navigation of the Students' Book pages with zoom facility Video and audio available at the touch of a button Video Podcasts with accompanying worksheets BBC programme clips that can be played in a DVD player or computer
Frances Eales is an experienced teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer who has worked in the UK, Hungary, Germany, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Hong Kong and Thailand. She is co-author of Cutting Edge Elementary, New Cutting Edge Elementary and other parts of the Cutting Edge series (Pearson). She is an author of Speakout, a new six-level general English course developed in conjunction with the BBC (Pearson). She also set up and wrote the British Council/International House Distance DELTA course for experienced teachers and works on the design and assessment of teaching and training exams for Cambridge ESOL. Frances has a particular interest in the use of video in the classroom, the development of speaking and listening skills, task-based learning, and distance learning. She is also fascinated by grammar and pronunciation. She now teaches and trains in Brighton, where her interests including hill-walking, singing and practising qi-gong in the garden every morning at six. Steve Oakes is an experienced teacher, teacher trainer and trainer trainer who has worked in numerous countries around the world including the UK, the US, Japan and South Africa as well as various parts of Central Europe,. He has been the Head of Teacher Training at International House, Budapest since 1997.