Publication Date: 2000
Description: An energetic short course series for practical progress.
Clockwise is an intensive, multi-level course in general English for adults who want to build competence in English quickly and effectively, for social interaction and travel / functional purposes. The syllabus reflects the priorities of the short course learner. The emphasis is on developing fluency and building confidence in speaking and understanding. It refreshes key grammar areas and extends and builds a wider usable vocabulary.
The style is pacey and energetic. Listening and reading texts are short and productive. Activity types include controlled oral practice, speed-learning techniques, memory skills, and timed activities. Performance tips and checklists provide a personal incentive to improve.
Each lesson has clear objectives, motivating students and giving them the feeling of measurable, focused progress.
There is an emphasis on 'real English', ensuring that what students learn is directly relevant to what they will hear on the streets. Regular sections give practice in funtional / situational language, the features of spoken English, conversational tactics and idiomatic vocabulary.
Language is generated through a wide variety of interesting topics with a strong international flavour.
Each level offers a coherent course of study, but is structured so that the lessons can be used in any order. Teachers can dip in and out of the course as needed, making it ideal for short courses with rolling enrollment.
Note from Mr.E: My audio was carefully digitized from the teacher's cassettes. The quality is not perfect but it's usable. It includes ALL the audio for all the listening exercises in the book. Listening exercises for each lesson are grouped together in a single track for each lesson. Not all lessons have audio.
• The CD rip audio uploaded by Maripinky (available in mirrors) is from the student's CD and only includes some of the listening exercises for each lesson.
Update 7 Dec. 2010... Sorry it's taken me *so long* my brothers and sister's but I've finally uploaded the TEACHER's BOOK for this set. An English Tips exclusive!
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