Snapshot Elementary Student's Book 1
This is elementary level of a four-level course for 13-15 year-olds. The course can be begun either at Starter Level (beginners/false beginners) or at Elementary Level (false beginners/elementary), before moving on to the third, pre-intermediate level.
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This is elementary level of a four-level course for 13-15 year-olds. The course can be begun either at Starter Level (beginners/false beginners) or at Elementary Level (false beginners/elementary), before moving on to the third, pre-intermediate level. The topics and issues in the course are designed to appeal to older teenagers and have a real-life international flavour. There is a photographic storyline based in and around Brighton and an international documentary focus. The course features strong emphasis on grammar, combined with many activities designed to improve communicative competence. Additionally, there is language training and self-evaluation and steady language progression with thorough recycling. Finally, the workbooks feature mixed ability exercises, and the teacher's books, help for teaching mixed ability classes.
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Brian is a well-known writer of many series of best-selling ELT text books, mainly co-written with Ingrid Freebairn. He is most famous for titles such as Strategies, Discoveries, Flying Start, Blueprint, American Blueprint, and most recently, the original Snapshot. In the course of his long career, Brian has been active in the Society of Authors and professional ELT organisations. He has taught and lectured widely in Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, Australia and Latin America. He now lives in London where he concentrates on producing materials for ELT. Chris Barker has developed materials for the teaching of foreign languages in Britain and has written materials for magazine-based English teaching. He worked with the British Council teaching English at the University of Belgrade, where he was involved in syllabus design. He has also taught ESL, EFL and Adult Literacy in Britain. Ingrid Freebairn has worked in ELT since 1978 as a teacher, teacher trainer and writer. She is co-author with Brian Abbs of the following Longman course books: Strategies, Discoveries, Blueprint and Snapshot. She also co-authored with Hilary Rees-Parnall the Grammar ROM and the FCE Grammar ROM, also published by Longman. In the course of her work, Ingrid has travelled widely in Europe and Latin America.