A confidence-building course that gives students time to listen to English - and plenty of time to talk.Each lesson begins with pattern practice, and culminates in free speaking practice. The grammar-based syllabus and thematically related vocabulary are recycled throughout to build confidence. Vocabulary organised around related lexical areas helps language acquisition. Listening and grammar, presented in manageable chunks, allows for plenty of speaking time - about 80% of the activities involve speaking. Conversations combine the vocabulary and grammar point of the lesson, allowing students to use language in a natural context. Check your English - a review page for each unit - lets students check their progress.