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Contents

Lesson

Grammar

1a All change p6
1b First day p8

Simple & continuous verb forms

1c Growing up p10
1d The quarterlife crisis p12

Vocabulary

Speech feature &


Pronunciation

Change

Reference & substitution

Approximation
Age
Noun suffixes

1 Language reference p14

2a Memory p16
2b Memory man p18

Gerunds & infinitives

Playing cards

2c Bicycle history p20


2d A glimpse of the past p22

Memory & memories


Chunking

Collocations and expressions with


way
Comparisons

2 Language reference p24

3a Enough is enough p26

Adding emphasis with auxiliary


verbs

3b Rubbish! p28
3c Competitive eating p30
3d A cautionary tale p32

(Not) having enough


Rubbish

Fronting

Excess
Cleft sentences

Adjective affixes

3 Language reference p34

4a Voicing complaints p36


4b Voice complaints p38
4c A speech problem p40
4d Speech! p42

Ways of speaking
Reported speech

Voice

Voiced & unvoiced sounds

Emotional reactions
Modal verbs 1: must, might, may,
could

4 Language reference p44

5a Entrepreneurs p46
5b A new business p48
5c Womens work? p50
5d Sexual discrimination p52

Relative clauses
Setting up in business

Question tags

Intensifying adverbs
Hypothetical past situations

Gender

5 Language reference p54

6a Body care p56

Nouns from phrasal verbs

6b Medical care p58


6c Taken care of p60

Passives 1

6d Childcare p62

Passives 2

Body collocations

Intrusive sounds

Collocations and expressions with


care
Babies & babysitting

6 Language reference p64

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Reading & Listening

Speaking

1a R Three extracts on change


1b LRadio programme about starting at a

Discussing the effects of change

1c R
1d L

Growing up on television

Discussing different ages

The quarterlife crisis

Roleplay: life changes


Did you know? Age UK

2a R
2b L

Three articles on improving memory

Discussing ways to improve memory

Interview with Dominic OBrien

Performing and discussing a memory


technique

2c R

The rise of the bicycle

Ranking and discussing methods of transport

2d L

Dialogue about museums

Roleplay: presenting and discussing


proposals for a new national museum
Did you know? Trafalger Square statues

3a R

Enough

Discussing enoughness

new job

Discussing the first day at a new job

3b LRadio programme about a recycling

Comparing and contrasting photos showing


rubbish
Did you know? PlasTax

3c R Me and my big mouth


3d LRadio programme about the island of

Roleplay: Sonya Thomas interview

4a R

Three blogs

Describing and discussing complaint


situations

4b L
4c R
4d L

Interview about problems with the voice

Discussing how to protect your voice

Treated by the Kings Speech therapist

Ranking performance activities

How to write speeches

Making a speech
Did you know? Queens Speech & State of the
Union Address

5a R

Ingvar Kamprad: leader of the flatpack

Talking about internationally-known


entrepreneurs

initiative

Nauru

Roleplay: deciding on a housework rota

6a RTheres more than one way to stay

Ranking leisure activities

6b L
6c R

The history of healthcare products

Discussing health problems

Natashas Story

Discussing international adoptions

6d L

Interview about a babysitting agency

Choosing the best alternatives in babysitting


situations
Did you know? Attitudes to children in the UK

in shape

Students Book

Workbook

An autobiography
p126

Writing an
autobiography:
time expressions,
describing your
family, verb-noun
collocations

Writing a biography:
phrases in
apposition, future
in the past, time
phrases, writing
a biography of a
famous person

An article
p128

Writing a website
article:
writing definitions,
making a deduction,
describing cause &
effect

Discussing island life

5b L Interview with Paddy Radcliffe


5c R A womans work is never done
5d LFive people talk about the Sex
Discrimination Act

Writing

Making a product pitch to investors

Writing a blog:
narrative expressions,
explaining
consequences in
the past, writing
a blog about an
embarrassing
incident
A work email
p130

Writing a work email:


formal and informal
style, making
arrangements,
making requests

Did you know? Women in the Anglican


Communion
Writing an email to a
friend:
invitations &
responses, writing an
email of invitation to
a social event

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Lesson

Grammar

7a Behaving badly p66


7b Rudeness p68

Ellipsis

7c Whodunnit? p70
7d Crime reports p72

Participle clauses

Vocabulary

Speech feature &


Pronunciation

Good & bad behaviour

Ellipsis in conversation

Legal matters

7 Language reference p74

8a It takes all sorts p76

Noun phrases

8b Birth order p78


8c A close bond p80
8d Singles p82

Character traits
Attitude adverbials

Relationships

Discourse markers

Adverbs with two forms

Changing word stress

8 Language reference p84

9a A place called home p86

Modal verbs 2: will, would, shall

9b Squatters p88
9c A place in the sun p90
9d Experimental travel p92

Describing homes
Inversion
Adjectives formed with particles

Vague language

9 Language reference p94

10a Achieving the impossible p96


10b What is success? p98
10c Going wrong? p100

Futures

10d A stabbing incident p102

Modal verbs 3: must, need, should

Success
Three-part phrasal verbs

Contrastive stress

Weather
Not turning out well

10 Language reference p104

11a A sight for sore eyes p106


11b Affordable art p108
11c The sound of silence p110
11d The sound of music p112

Descriptive verbs
Determiners, pronouns &
quantifiers

Stress patterns & rhyming


schemes

Prepositional phrases
Sounds

Hypothetical present & future


situations

Dislocation

11 Language reference p114

12a Science fact p116

Plurals & number

12b Science fiction p118

Words with more than one meaning

12c Sport technology p120

Verb affixes

12d The end? p122

Grammar revision

Vocabulary revision

Communication activities p138

Audioscripts p156

Intonation (feelings)

12 Language reference p124


Writing p126

Unit reviews p164

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Reading & Listening


7a R
7b L

Speaking

A new broom

Discussing misbehaviour at school

Dialogue about rudeness

Discussing good and bad behaviour


Selecting posters for a national campaign

7c R
7d L

A missing person

Ranking and comparing books

Radio news reports

Discussing law breaking


Did you know? Canadian Mounties

8a R

Mr Hilditch & Robert and Lizzie

Describing peoples personality


and appearance

8b L

Dialogue about birth order

Discussing quotations about sisterhood


Did you know? Famous American siblings

8c R
8d L

End of a friendship

Discussing relationships

Six people talk about being single

Discussing compatibility

9a R

The city of tomorrow

Submitting and presenting a plan for a


new town

9b L

Radio programme about squatting

Roleplay: viewing a property


Did you know? Listed buildings in the UK

9c R
9d L

A happy marriage

Selecting holiday activities

Dialogue about experimental travel

Ranking travel options

10a R
10b L
10c R

The poet in the sky

Discussing endurance races

Six people talk about success

Discussing views about success

A true story about flying in storm clouds

Discussing problematic situations


Did you know? Tornados

10d L

A stabbing incident

Ordering and describing a picture story

11a R

I wandered lonely as a cloud

Romanticism
Did you know? Romanticism

11b L

Interview with Will Ramsay

Selecting artworks for buildings

11c R The quietest place on Earth


11d LSix people talk about music in different

Describing the thoughts of people in photos

12a L

Twelve scientific explanations

Discussing science questions


Did you know? Science in schools

12b R

An extract from a science fiction story

Submitting and presenting a project for


a competition

situations

Students Book

Workbook

A narrative
p132

Writing a narrative:
using narrative
tenses, linking
events, describing
emotion

Writing a description:
the five senses,
participle phrases,
writing a description
of a visit

A letter of complaint
p134

Writing a letter of
complaint:
explaining the results
of problems, articles

Writing a letter of
thanks:
expressions of
thanks, explaining
why you are grateful,
writing a letter of
thanks
An essay
p136

Writing an essay (1):


expressing a
viewpoint, arguing
against a viewpoint

Roleplay: neighbours discuss music problem

12c LRadio discussion about technology

Debating technology in the home

12d

Ranking and selecting photos


Did you know? Revision quiz

in sport

Writing

Writing an essay (2):


result clauses, writing
an essay

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