The transparencies in this collection can be used from the end of the second year of learning English. Each transparency deals with a typical situation such as students may encounter on a journey or while staying in Britain (or any other English-speaking country). They provide a good opportunity for introducing and reinforcing the language that is required to deal with these situations, combined with an element of light humour.
The Teacher's Book which is included does not offer model lessons; it contains a wide range of suggestions and ideas for working with the transparencies. Whether the teacher uses the material in this book as it is or in a simplified form will depend on the level of the class concerned. There is no progression in difficulty from one transparency to another, so they can be dealt with in any order.
The transparencies can be used whatever the main course materials. They are particularly suitable for introducing or rounding off the same or a similar subject in the course materials. The section Useful words and phrases contain words and expressions needed for dealing with each transparency. The Questions are designed to elicit a first description of the picture and to give practice with the vocabulary. Suggestions for further work provide further practice extending the language used, introducing additional information and in some cases including revision work. The topics in For discussion can be used in more advanced classes. Ideas for Written work have been given where they follow on naturally from the basic situation.