Introduction to the Fourth edition; Skills grid; Part 1. Travel and Sport: Unit 1. Reading comprehension - skimming and scanning, selecting points for summary, making notes using your own words, looking at writers' language choices; Unit 2. Response writing - journals, letters, considering audience, choosing a style; Unit 3. Continuous writing (descriptive) - planning compositions, writing descriptions, using adjectives and imagery; Part 2. Work and Education: Unit 4. Reading comprehension - understanding, selecting and organising material for summary questions; Unit 5. Response writing - transforming information, news reports, letters; Unit 6. Continuous writing (informative and descriptive) - giving an account, structuring description; Part 3. People and Society: Unit 7. Reading comprehension - expanding notes, sentence structure, vocabulary building, summary style, analysing how writers achieve effects; Unit 8. Response writing - persuasive devices, analysing techniques, writing publicity material, drawing inferences, writing in role, targeting an audience; Unit 9. Continuous writing (narrative) - plot, setting and atmosphere; Part 4. Ideas and Technology: Unit 10. Reading comprehension - collating texts, analysing style, vocabulary building, advanced punctuation; Unit 11. Response writing - spelling techniques, expressing and supporting a view, collating and ordering information, reports and articles; Unit 12. Continuous writing (narrative) - character, voice, viewpoint, using dialogue; Part 5. Speaking and Listening: Unit 13. Preparing a talk; answering questions, engaging in dialogue; Unit 14. Group discussion, facts versus opinions, defending opinions, delivering a speech; List of terms; Acknowledgements.