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Review - August 2015

Laser A2, Student’s Book

Malcolm Mann and Steve Taylore-Knowles, Macmillan;

978-0-2304-7066-8

This is a new level in the six-part Laser course book series. The fourteen units cover grammar and vocabulary, the four language skills and phonology. The topics should appeal to teenagers. Unit one, for example, is entitled ‘The Youth of Today!’ and the topic ‘40 years of teen fashion’ is appropriate. Activities such as ‘Quiz time’ and the web quests seem fun and enjoyable. There are plenty of practice exercises for the KET exam. Includes some nice writing projects, although writing a postcard seems a little old-fashioned. The book is supported by a CD-Rom and a website. Lively and worth investigation.