The author of this book is a classroom assistant in Scotland. He conceived of this book series after struggling to learn a foreign language and wondering what stumbling blocks someone new to English would have, in increasing his or her own knowledge of the language. He also sought out and discovered ways to actively build up vocabulary and introduce grammar to the learner through usage i.e. samples, rather than trying to teach the rules and letting them acquire the vocabulary, which he considers back to front as a process. The ideas behind this series are not totally original but their format as workbooks is as far as he knows, as is their use at all levels (Secondary, Remedial, Adult Literacy and Second Language learning). It is hoped that this set of volumes will help reduce the growing trend in illiteracy, by reproducing easily assemble material, through teaching memorable patterns in all areas as the series progresses. In the authors opinion, language should be taught scientifically as with Mathematics - one symbol at a time, then in combinations and variations, that is letters, words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs, essays. Language is music (sound) and this links to Math's through harmony of effort as in poetry or song, its highest, most enjoyable form - where both sorts of sound come together (instrumental and vocal).