In Other Words: Grammar activities for B2–C1 English language learners offers both students and teachers easy-to-use and contextualised practical activities tied to real-life English, alongside accompanying online listening materials, as both self-study material and supplementary material for the classroom (whether face to face or online). It provides opportunities for learners to practise key grammar areas through noticing and communicative activities. This will enable them to become more able and confident in their use of a wide range of grammatical areas and the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
In Other Words offers a variety of practical grammar activities focusing both on form and how the grammar point is used in context communicatively. It also provides communicative and exam practice in key areas of grammar. As learners progress through the book, they may notice how it changes focus from core structures to features of register. Throughout, it encourages self-discovery. It will enable learners to consolidate grammatical points, convert them from knowledge into use and use them to develop flexibility of expression.
Divided into 70 double-page spread lessons, each with a single grammar focus, In Other Words allows the reader/learner to take a dip in approach. This allows all users to orient themselves quickly in the materials. The short but effective format of each lesson means they can fit in well within the time constraints of lessons, and work alongside any learners’ course of study.
By using In Other Words, learners will become more:
- Confident in the use of common grammatical areas, building on consolidated practice in both closed-ended and communicative activities,
- Able to use language more flexibly – a key distinguishing feature of learners at this level
- Motivated to focus on typical B2–C1 grammar through relevant and interactive activities,
- Familiar with common exam tasks, and the role grammar plays in the performance of them.
In addition, teachers can employ activities not tied to specific coursebooks which provide additional/alternative practice of grammar areas.