*Thorough teaching and practice of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. *Stimulating reading texts with strong appeal to the teenage learner. *Clear and succinct grammar boxes leading to rigorous and systematic grammar practice. *Exciting and imaginative storylines with realistic teenage characters which encourage reading for pleasure and class discussion. *Pronunciation hot spots which go beyond individual sounds to tackle areas such as stress and intonation. *The best of tried and tested methodology to help students and teachers through this difficult learning period. *Clear, easy to follow, step-by-step teacher's notes. *A full range of components for consolidation, practice and testing.