Synopses & Reviews
Passages, Second Edition is a thoroughly revised edition of Passages, the successful two-level, multi-skills course that takes adult and young adult learners of English from the high-intermediate to advanced level. Updated to offer fresh, contemporary content, it provides many opportunities for expansion of listening and speaking skills, as well as reading skills development, a step-by-step academic writing strand, a new Grammar Plus section with additional grammar explanation and practice, and a new learner-focused Self-study section. Each Student's Book also includes the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary on CD-ROM. The course helps learners communicate both accurately and fluently while providing challenging content to develop their higher-level thinking skills. Passages, Second Edition provides an ideal follow-up for students who have completed a beginning to intermediate course and is carefully coordinated to function as a sequel to Interchange, Third Edition, the world's most successful course for adult and young adult learners of English.
The Passages, Second Edition, Student's Books have been thoroughly revised to offer fresh, contemporary content, numerous opportunities for expansion of listening and speaking skills, reading skills development, plus a step-by-step academic writing strand. Vocabulary is now presented in every lesson and focuses on word building, collocations, and phrasal verbs. Communication Reviews every three units inlcude progress checks and additional speaking and listening activities. In the back of the Student's Books is a new Grammar Plus section with additional grammar explanation and practice, and a new learner-focused self-study section, containing academic listening practice and vocabulary building with dictionary skills practice. Also included in each Student's Book is a CD-ROM, containing both the Self-Study Audio from the Student's Book and the entire Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary.