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Out and About (book)‏‎

Author: Amy Hemmert; Rick Kappra
Publisher: Alta Book Center Publishers
Details: paperback, 189 pages; 2002
ISBN: 1932383018

An interactive course in Beginning English with a dynamic, student-centered approach.

Each unit provides a well-defined series of picture-based vocabulary activities followed by contextualized, multi-skill practice activities. Key language and vocabulary are recycled and reinforced in creative and stimulating ways.

Addressing SCANS competencies and CASAS requirements, Out & About provides a language syllabus for adults of all ages.

Each unit provides a well-defined series of picture-based vocabulary activities followed by contextualized, multi-skill practice activities. Key language and vocabulary are recycled and reinforced in creative and stimulating ways.

Out & about helps students:

  • learn to communicate in everyday situations – from the classroom to the doctor’s office
  • master useful vocabulary related to everyday topics, including housing, clothing, and shopping
  • acquire important life skills through practical, hands-on activities related to reading maps, making appointments, and talking on the phone
  • build valuable study skills and critical thinking skills
  • gain independence and confidence

The book celebrates the diversity of the language classroom and the world we live in. Every effort has been made to avoid stereotypes. In doing so, Out & About features people of various ethnic backgrounds, women in traditionally male occupations, and non-traditional families, such as single-parent families and same-sex couples. Students will also learn language for expressing food restrictions determined by religious custom or cultural preference.

A free downloadable Teacher’s Guide is also available. This offers unit objectives, outlines, vocabulary lists, and step-by-step procedures – making even the most novice teacher feel comfortable working with true beginners.

The Teacher Resource Book offers supplementary games, crossword puzzles, class mingles, fluency circles, end-of-unit progress checks, and more. This photocopiable activity book can be used independently or in conjunction with the Student Book.

External Links

Out & About (amazon.com)

Out & About (amazon.co.uk)

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