Family and Friends American Edition

American English course for primary with strong training in skills and phonics.

Naomi Simmons, Tamzin Thompson, Jenny Quintana

Family and Friends is a six-level primary course which offers you an exceptionally strong skills-training programme covering language, phonics, and civic education.

No other course offers you the same benefits as Family and Friends.

The exceptionally strong skills training programme includes a focus on real speaking and writing output.

Plus: the amazing package of integrated print and digital resources suits all teaching situations and learner types, supporting students, teachers, and parents.

Use it with First Friends to make it an eight or nine-year course.

  • Class Book with Time to talk!
  • Teacher's Book with Teacher’s Resource CD-ROM
  • Teacher's Resource Pack (levels 1–4)
  • Workbook
  • Class Audio CDs
  • iTools Digital Class Resources
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Look inside

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  • Exceptionally strong skills training programme
  • Amazing package of integrated print and digital resources
  • Time to talk! Student Audio CD with additional speaking practice
  • Step-by-step phonics programme
  • Values syllabus – social and emotional skills
  • Testing resources – include Cambridge Young Learners English Tests and Trinity Examinations

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Exceptionally strong skills training with a particular focus on speaking - that’s what you get with Family and Friends.

How?

The clear methodology, with objectives for every lesson, and carefully staged activities support your students’ learning.

So does the controlled 'Skills Time' programme, which enables your students to continually improve their listening, speaking, and literacy skills.

Phonics is straightforward and fun! The progression is specially written for non-native speakers, meaning each sound is taught in a way that’s easy to understand.

The writing activities are very well structured and help you teach students essential sub-skills, such as punctuation, so they feel ready to do their own personalized writing in the Workbook and worksheets from the Teacher’s Resource CD.

The picture dictionary and wordlists at the back of the book offer students additional support for reading and writing activities.

The wide variety of linked print and digital resources helps you to meet the needs of students with different learning styles and makes your lessons more engaging. The Teacher’s Resource CD is packed full of photocopiable resources such as values worksheets, extra writing pages, and cut-and-make activities.

Do you need help preparing for tests?

There are print-ready and editable tests with audio on the Teacher’s Resource CD along with practice papers for Cambridge Young Learners English Tests which you can print and use, or customize to practice a particular language point or to suit mixed ability classes.

But Family and Friends is not only about academic success: it develops the whole child too. The values syllabus helps children develop social and emotional skills which guarantee success in the classroom and at home.

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The Time to talk! Student Audio CD with spoken vocabulary and grammar drills, unit songs, spoken phonics practice and phonics chants, can be used at home for additional speaking practice.

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