by Kay Mathias ... This book sets out to help people develop their ability to communicate in a variety of situations occuring in adult life. It is intended for all those studying English Language up to the standard of G.C.E Ordinary Level, including B.E.C. General Level module, "People and Communication". (The last two chapters and the assignments in the appendix are specifically designed to complete the course of B.E.C students). Although written primarily for students in Colleges of Further Education, the contents of the Book should prove equally suitable for use by 15-16 year olds in Secondary Schools. Each problem relates an event or problem in the lives of the Jackson familly, at the same time illustrating the use of a particular communication skill or an aspect of grammar or punctuation. This is followed by an explanation of and exercises (summaries, comprehensions, essays, letters, etc.) but always these are related to the narrative or the communications demands of real life.