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Review - December 2014

Open Mind Intermediate Student’s Book Premium Pack

Mickey Rogers, Joanne Taylore-Knowles and Steve Taylore-Knowles, Macmillan;

978-0-2304-5828-4

 

The twelve units of this general English coursebook cover grammar, vocabulary, language skills and pronunciation. Open Mind (B1) includes an additional useful ‘Life Skills’ strand to help students in the area of personal development. The input in these ‘higher order’ areas includes thinking logically, developing your memory and becoming self-aware. The topic ‘learning from mistakes’ is potentially quite sensitive and needs setting up carefully. The book comes with a rich range of resources including an online workbook and a DVD. The look and feel of the material is lively and engaging. An ambitious course, containing thought-provoking and stimulating activities. Recommended.