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June 11, 2007

Recommended Resources- move

Hello Readers,

Are you bored with your current coursebook? Are you sick of teaching your students about 80s stars like Julia Roberts and Michael Jackson? Are you tired of using old tapes of poor-quality in the classroom? Are you searching for a coursebook with new slang, useful language points, review units and plenty of extra resources? If so, then...

..."move", a five-level course for adults and young adults, could be the book for you.

Published by Macmillan and written by Sue Kay, Jon Hird, and Peter Maggs, move's upper-intermediate level coursebook (which corresponds to the Common European Framework's B2 level) is the fourth coursebook in the series. As with the other four coursebooks, the upper-intermediate book includes 3 15-hour modules with four main units and one review unit each. In addition, each unit includes a grammar reference and word list, listening scripts and interesting communication activities. To accompany the coursebook, there is a teacher's book, a class CD set with carefully graded listening material, additional coursebook resources, and an interactive cd rom with games and extra practice.

Move has an eye-catching layout, with colorful pictures of people and places from around the world, interesting texts from a variety of genres including emails, chatroom messages, magazine and newspaper articles, CVs, and interviews, and grammar explanations that encourage students to think about the language points. Move covers reading, pronunciation, listening and speaking skills, as well as graded vocabulary, grammar points, and interesting topics, some of which include: mood food, dream jobs, techno tales, a life in travel, and extreme living.

Perhaps the most desirable feature of this coursebook series is that it includes plenty of extra materials and resources so that it limits the amount of time teachers need to spend on preparing for their classes. You gotta love that.

For more information about "move", go to the Macmillan website at: http://www.macmillanenglish.com/default.aspx?id=2695

If you've used "move" in your classroom, feel free to write your thoughts about the book in the comments section below.

Until next time,

Carol Rueckert
Writer, ESL Lesson Plan
E-mail: crueckert@eslemployment.com
Blog: www.esl-lesson-plan.com

"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand." - Chinese Proverb

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About the author of this entry:
Carol, a native English-speaker who hails from the small town of St. Joseph in Minnesota, USA, worked in China for more than 7 years. During that time, she worked with students of all ages and levels. She worked at universities, private language schools, grade schools, international schools, and did private tutoring as well. Besides teaching, she also worked as a head teacher, an education manager, and a material development manager. In addition to working on this newsletter, she also writes a monthly column for Time Out Beijing. Carol is also currently working on her MA in TESOL at Oxford Brookes University in England. Look for her posts on the ESL-Jobs-Forum discussion boards!

Posted by crueckert at June 11, 2007 03:45 AM

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