Straightforward Second edition is now even more experienced in providing English for adults and young adults at all levels. The core skills are promoted and practised throughout the book and are highlighted in grammar, vocabulary, reading, speaking and listening sections within each unit. Extra material in the form of relevant communication activities as well as unit reviews help to reinforce the material being learnt, along with special emphasis on wordlists and lexical features. With clear student progression, an easy-to-use format and self-checking (CEFR), this Student's Book is perfect for people looking to improve their English.
Roy Norris's teaching career began in 1984 in Selby, North Yorkshire, where he taught French and German in a comprehensive school for five years. At the end of the eighties he moved to Madrid and a career in ELT. Most of his time there was spent working with International House, as teacher, teacher-trainer and at one point Cambridge Examinations Co-ordinator. In the mid- 1990s Roy spent 18 months in Vilnius, Lithuania, where he held the post of Director of Studies at Soros International House. In 1996 Roy came back to International House Madrid to teach, and started writing for Macmillan three years later. With the invaluable support and understanding of his wife, Azucena, and daughters Lara and Elisa, he has written Ready for FCE (2001),Ready for CAE (2004) and Straightforward Advanced (2008), and co-written Direct to FCE (2011). He has also contributed to the Spanish bachillerato course Upgrade (2010).