Family and Friends, Second Edition

New Family and Friends 2nd Edition combines brand-new fluency, culture, assessment, and digital resources with the features teachers love from the first edition; fast-paced language, strong skills training, unique phonics programme, civic education and comprehensive testing.

Features for Family and Friends 2nd edition include real-world fluency development with supporting DVD, interactive Online Practice, new and updated assessment and testing material, and additional culture focus sections.

Family and Friends has a very clear methodology with objectives for every lesson, and carefully staged activities to support your pupils’ learning.

Every unit opens with a clear vocabulary and grammar presentation to introduce new language. The challenging syllabus encourages children to achieve more.

Skills Time! lessons provide a strong structured skills programme so listening, speaking and literacy skills are continually improving. New and updated content for 2nd Edition means learners will engage even more with the topics.

New differentiated writing portfolios on the Teacher’s Assessment and Resource MultiROM help with mixed-ability classes and mean you can keep a record of your learners’ writing achievements.

Phonics is straightforward and fun! Children learn to recognize and produce the sounds of English, the letters that form them and the words that contain them. This means each sound is taught in a way that’s easy to understand. The progression is specially written for non-native speakers and is particularly well structured for children who do not use the Roman alphabet.

New optional culture sections at the back of the book offer even more variety with opportunities for learners to compare their own life with those of English-speaking children of the same age. They cover topics such as family, wildlife, and school which are all familiar subjects so learners will have something to relate to and talk about.

Do you need help preparing for tests?

There are print-ready and customizable course tests so you can create tests to practise a particular language point or to suit mixed ability classes. There is new additional preparation and practice material for Cambridge English (YLE) and Trinity exams.

But it's not only about academic success - Family and Friends develops the whole child too. The values syllabus, found in the songs and stories, helps children develop social and emotional skills which guarantee success in the classroom and at home.

Key Features

  • Fluency Time! sections introduce functional, everyday language so pupils can hold a conversation from the very beginning
  • Hands-on project and craft activities provide fun, motivating speaking practice
  • Optional culture pages offer more variety and opportunities for cultural comparisons
  • Online Practice you can assign and track
  • Teacher’s Book Plus Package with Fluency DVD and Assessment and Resource MultiROM