on 26 November 2010
Am using the coursebook, cd and activity book in a group learning situation and finding it quite good. I like the fact that there are plenty of contemporary reading and listening passages. I feel you do need the full package of support and activity books to get the best out of the course - for the transcripts and answers to the exercises which are contained in the support book and for further grammar extension work in the activity book. Without the transcripts it would be difficult to understand if you have never come across the vocab being used and also when they are talking fast. You should have a sound knowledge of the language up to about GCSE level before buying.