New Headway Intermediate, New Edition

A brand-new edition of the best-selling course, maintaining the successful core content but updated and refreshed.

Key features:

Streamlined units, now at eight pages. They are easy to navigate, with clearly divided sectionst.
Fresh modern design, with an emphasis on maximum clarity on the page.
Every aspect of the previous edition has been reviewed. There are small changes to make activities run more smoothly, as well as major changes to text and topic.
The clear, systematic, effective grammar syllabus has been retained, but has been modified where necessary for even greater clarity.
Grammar Spots highlight key areas, getting students to analyse form and use.
Up-to-date texts with global appeal reflect changing trends and the use of English worldwide.
Challenging reading and listening texts from a variety of authentic sources develop comprehension skills and integrate speaking practice, usually personalised.
Writing now has a separate section at the back of the book, with a fuller syllabus, providing models and follow-up activities.
New Headway Intermediate.

Few people would deny the impact the original Headway Course from John and Liz Soars has had on global ELT. This new edition relies on many of the features which made that series so successful, such as an integrated syllabus developing grammar and vocabulary along with skills work. This new edition provides up-to-date texts – Madonna pops up, as well as texts with a long shelf life, like biographies of Picasso and Hemmingway.

The book is colourful and stimulating, packed with detail without being busy. The full range of course material is wide and includes a useful workbook as well as a pronunciation and video course and online exercises. The vocabulary sections contain learning tips and collocation exercises. The grammar section contrasts tenses and encourages thinking about the language. It contains familiar target structures such as: “If I had £5 million, I’d buy an island”.

The design has changed and Grammar Spots, which focus on areas of grammar, replace the previous Language Reviews. The syllabus and methodology remain, essentially, the same. Teachers know what to expect from the title and New Headway Intermediate does deliver a solid global course.