Perspectives


Secondary/Teens

4 Levels

Intermediate to Advanced

American and British English

Up to 6 Teaching Hours/Week

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AN OPEN MIND, A CRITICAL EYE, AND A CLEAR VOICE IN ENGLISH

Perspectives is a four-skills series that teaches learners to think critically and to develop the language skills they need to find their own voice in English.

The carefully-guided language lessons, real-world stories, and TED Talks motivate learners to think creatively and communicate effectively.

In Perspectives, learners develop an open mind, a critical eye and a clear voice. Every unit explores one idea from different perspectives, encouraging learners to evaluate new information, develop their own opinions and ideas, and express those ideas confidently in English.

Language(s): American English, British English

Level(s): A2, B1, B2, C1

Overview



Perspectives is a four-level series that teaches learners to think critically and to develop the language skills they need to find their own voice in English. The carefully-guided language lessons, real-world stories, and TED Talks motivate learners to think creatively and communicate effectively. 


Every unit explores one idea from different perspectives, giving learners opportunities for practicing language as they look at the world in new ways. 


Students learn the critical thinking skills and strategies they need to evaluate new information and develop their own opinions and ideas. 


Students respond to the unit theme and express their own ideas confidently in English. 


Exam-style task types and test-taking strategies prepare students for a range of international exams. 






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Authors

Daniel Barber

Daniel Barber is a teacher, trainer and writer based in Cádiz, Spain. He's taught classes of all types and ages over more than twenty years as well as tutoring and directing Trinity TESOL courses and ... more

Hugh Dellar

Hugh Dellar is a teacher, teacher trainer, and coursebook writer based in London. He has over twenty-five years of experience in the field and is the co-founder of Lexical Lab. He has co-authored two ... more

Amanda Jeffries

Amanda Jeffries is a teacher, trainer and author. She grew up in the north of England and after graduating in Modern Languages from Oxford University, did her DELTA and then MA in TEFL at Reading Univ... more

Lewis Lansford

Lewis got his first taste of teaching English in Barcelona in the late 1980s. The experience inspired him to get a Master’s in TESOL, after which he taught at a university language centre in Arizona a... more

Andrew Walkley

Andrew has been in English language teaching for over thirty years. He started out as a teacher in Valencia, Spain. Since then he has largely worked in colleges and universities in London but also spe... more
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Series Features
AN OPEN MIND
In every unit, students look at one relevant idea in new ways that they may have never considered before.
RELEVANT THEMES AND TOPICS
REAL-WORLD STORIES
IDEAS FROM TED TALKS



A CRITICAL EYE
Learners develop a critical eye for analyzing, evaluating, and synthesizing new information in order to develop their own opinions and ideas.
CRITICAL THINKING
PERSONAL CONNECTIONS
STUDENT CHOICE ACTIVITIES


A CLEAR VOICE IN ENGLISH
Learners build the language skills and strategies they need to develop a clear voice in English.
CLASSROOM DISCUSSIONS
COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
USEFUL LANGUAGE


EXAM PREPARATION
Perspectives provides the support learners need to communicate in person, in writing and on international exams.
EXAM TASKS
EXAM SITUATIONS
TEACHING SUPPORT
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