7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 10 April 2012
This book and CD pack perfectly bridges the gap between GCSE/AS Level or beginner/intermediate level with the Open University. The first units revise and consolidate previous knowledge and the units then become progressively more complex and challenging. The topics are interesting and relevant, especially for adult learners and the exercises will help you get the most out of the authentic recordings.
My only problem with this pack is the CD. There are generally three audio recordings per unit and for some inexplicable reason, each of these is on one track (i.e. one track per unit)This makes re-playing individual recordings a pain, especially if, like me, you want to listen to the CD in the car. I found this so irritating, that I would only listen to each track once and would then use the transcript to clarify anything I hadn't understood. This does somewhat defeat the object. I hope that future editions will have a separate track for each recording, which would make this pretty damn-near perfect.