Author: Diana Goodey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: October 23, 2006
Format / Quality: pdf, mp3
Messages is a four-level course for lower-secondary students. There are 6 modules of 2 units per level, each divided into 3 manageable steps. Clear aims and outcomes for each step mean students can put what they learn into practice immediately.
Each level of the course provides 80-90 hours of classwork with lots of recycling in regular four-page review sections. Level 1 assumes students have studied English at primary school, but gives full coverage of all basic language areas. The course takes students to an intermediate level by the end of Level 4.
Each unit of the Student’s Book is divided into 3 manageable steps with clear aims and outcomes. Students can see quick results through regular ‘Use what you know’ sections at the end of each step. ‘Life and culture’ sections provide rich reading material while stimulating students’ imaginations. There is a variety of exercises where students can work to their own level, making the course ideal for mixed ability classes. Coursework activities per module allow students to build up portfolios of work while online ‘Infoquests’ send students on a journey of discovery in English.