Sobre o livro
American Big Picture is a highly visual, easy-to-use, six-level course for adult and young adult learners of English. Real-life, relevant, international contexts combine with striking images to engage students, while the carefully graded activities give them the opportunities and support they need to express themselves with confidence.
-- Thought-provoking images and texts introduce the topics and stimulate discussion in every lesson.
-- A systematic vocabulary building strand encourages students to use new words and phrases in real-life contexts.
-- Grammar sections focus on authentic, useful language and high-frequency expressions, and are topic and context driven.
-- The Functional Language pages allow students to practice the target language in everyday situations.
-- The final Writing or Speaking Task in each unit requires students to apply the language they have learned in a practical, fun context.
Componentes da obra
- Material online ou site de produto
- Caderno de exercícios
- CD de áudio
- Livro digital
- Provas editáveis ou fotocopiáveis
Sobre os autores
Ben has taught English for over twenty years in the UK, Spain and Hong Kong and currently teaches on The New School’s online MATESOL program (New York). He is lead author of the adult coursebook series ‘New Framework’ and ‘New American Framework’ (Richmond) and the forthcoming series ‘The Big Picture’ (Richmond). He is also the co-author of ‘English Unlimited Advanced’ (Cambridge) and has published the teachers’ methodology handbook ‘Working with Images’ (Cambridge). His main interests lie in intercultural issues, images and video and English as an International Language.
Ceri Jones has been working in ELT since 1986. She has worked as a teacher, trainer and educational manager in Italy, Hungary, Spain and the UK. She has been involved in materials writing since the mid 1990s and has written for a number of coursebook series, including Richmond’s Framework and The Big Picture, as well as writing grammar practice books and a range of supplementary material both on and offline. She is interested in integrating web 2.0 tools in the low-tech classroom and especially in the use and exploitation of images. She is based in the south of Spain where she currently works as a freelance writer, teacher and trainer.