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Book of the month - February 2016

Eyes Open 3

Feb book


This new general English coursebook for B1-level teenagers includes a series of high-interest videos provided by Discovery Education. These videos are informative, providing cultural knowledge on areas such as ancient Mayan calendars, Australia and the explorer Magellan. The topics ‘Extreme Living’ and ‘Adventure’ should appeal to the target users. Each of the eight units starts with an eye-catching photograph, accompanied by an invitation to ‘Be curious’ and several questions to engage students’ interest. The authors’ intention is to make learning a meaningful experience. The additional Clil strand is excellent, with useful input on renewable energy, geography and perspectives in art. There are useful grammar and vocabulary banks at the back of the book. This visually stimulating coursebook is full of rich content.