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British

English

Personal
Best
Student’s Book
B1+
Intermediate

Series Editor
Jim Scrivener
Author
Graham Burton
CONTENTS

LANGUAGE SKILLS
GRAMMAR PRONUNCIATION VOCABULARY

1 Communication ▪▪ present simple ▪▪ sentence stress ▪▪ communication READING Learning


Curve SPEAKING
and continuous; ▪▪ question ▪▪ say, tell, speak ▪▪ a text about surviving ▪▪ making small talk
1A Connected p4 action and state intonation and talk without a smartphone ▪▪ keeping a conversation
verbs
1B Smart living? p6 ▪▪ skimming a text
going
▪▪ question forms
1C Liar, liar p8 ▪▪ actually, in fact
PERSONAL BEST

1D Small talk p10 ▪▪ having an informal


conversation

2 Tell me a story ▪▪ narrative tenses ▪▪ /d/ in the past ▪▪ -ed and -ing Learning
Curve LISTENING WRITING
▪▪ used to and perfect adjectives ▪▪ a video looking at the ▪▪ making a narrative
2A What a coincidence! p12 usually ▪▪ sentence stress ▪▪ phrasal verbs
role of luck in our lives interesting
2B Do we make our own luck? p14 ▪▪ listening for the ▪▪ time linkers

2C Radical changes p16 main idea PERSONAL BEST


▪▪ linking consonants
2D It happened to me p18 ▪▪ a blog post about a
and vowels memorable event

1 and 2 REVIEW and PRACTICE p20

3 People ▪▪ future forms: ▪▪ going to ▪▪ personality READING Learning


Curve SPEAKING
present ▪▪ pausing in adjectives ▪▪ an article about birth ▪▪ giving and responding
3A It’s a plan p22 continuous, relative clauses ▪▪ relationships order and personality to news
be going to
3B Born to rebel p24 ▪▪ reading for specific ▪▪ giving bad news
and will information
3C Good neighbours, ▪▪ defining and
▪▪ linkers of reason PERSONAL BEST
bad neighbours p26 non-defining and result ▪▪ exchanging news with
3D I have some news p28 relative clauses
a friend

4 Places and homes ▪▪ quantifiers ▪▪ sentence stress ▪▪ compound Learning


Curve LISTENING WRITING
▪▪ comparatives and ▪▪ /ə/ sound nouns ▪▪ a video looking at how ▪▪ writing an informal
4A What makes your superlatives, ▪▪ common verb
we feel about where email
city great? p30 as … as phrases we live ▪▪ informal discourse
4B City or country? p32 ▪▪ describing ▪▪ understanding key markers
homes points
4C A place to stay in NYC p34 PERSONAL BEST
▪▪ linking similar
4D Hope to hear from ▪▪ an email catching up
consonant sounds with a friend
you soon! p36

3 and 4 REVIEW and PRACTICE p38

5 Money and shopping ▪▪ zero and first ▪▪ intonation ▪▪ money READING Learning
Curve SPEAKING
conditional; ▪▪ word stress ▪▪ shopping ▪▪ an article about the ▪▪ explaining what’s
5A Spend, spend, spend p40 future time Black Friday shopping wrong
clauses phenomenon
5B Black Friday p42 ▪▪ taking something
▪▪ predictions: will, ▪▪ identifying opinions
5C Tomorrow’s world of back to a shop
be going to, ▪▪ even, just
shopping p44 may/might PERSONAL BEST

5D It isn’t working p46 ▪▪ getting a refund


or exchange

6 Work and education ▪▪ present perfect ▪▪ present perfect ▪▪ work and Learning
Curve LISTENING WRITING
and past simple, and past simple careers (1) ▪▪ a video looking at how ▪▪ writing a covering letter
6A Career change p48 already, yet, ▪▪ weak form of ▪▪ work and ▪▪ prepositions after
we feel about our jobs
recently been careers (2)
6B Dream job p50 ▪▪ understanding specific verbs, nouns and
▪▪ present perfect ▪▪ education adjectives
6C School days p52 information
continuous and
▪▪ sentence stress
6D I am writing to apply … p54 simple PERSONAL BEST

▪▪ an email to apply
for a job

5 and 6 REVIEW and PRACTICE p56

2 Language App, unit-by-unit grammar and vocabulary games


CONTENTS

LANGUAGE SKILLS
GRAMMAR PRONUNCIATION VOCABULARY

7 Entertainment ▪▪ the passive ▪▪ past participles ▪▪ films READING Learning


Curve SPEAKING
▪▪ modals of ▪▪ /eɪ/ and /ʊ/ ▪▪ TV and music ▪▪ an article about ▪▪ giving directions
7A Lights, camera, action! p58 ability and sounds Vic Armstrong, ▪▪ asking for information
7B Action man p60 possibility stunt performer
▪▪ guessing the meaning PERSONAL BEST
7C Got talent p62
of words from context ▪▪ asking a stranger
7D Could you tell me where ▪▪ referencing: for directions
it is? p64 this and that

8 Sport and health ▪▪ question tags ▪▪ intonation ▪▪ sports, places Learning


Curve LISTENING WRITING
▪▪ modals of ▪▪ sentence stress and equipment ▪▪ a video about what we ▪▪ writing a report
8A On the pitch, in the pool p66 obligation ▪▪ health and
do to get fit ▪▪ adding information
8B So many ways to get fit p68 and advice fitness verb ▪▪ understanding facts
phrases PERSONAL BEST
8C Is there an app for that? p70 and figures
▪▪ a report about sport
▪▪ intonation
8D Sport in my country p72 in your country

7 and 8 REVIEW and PRACTICE p74

9 Food ▪▪ uses of like ▪▪ /dʒ/ sound ▪▪ food and READING Learning


Curve SPEAKING
▪▪ -ing forms and ▪▪ -ing cooking ▪▪ an article about the ▪▪ making and responding
9A Chefs at home p76 infinitives ▪▪ eating out benefits of chocolate to suggestions
9B Chocolate – the world’s ▪▪ reading for detail ▪▪ making a group decision
favourite superfood p78 ▪▪ substitution: one, ones
PERSONAL BEST
9C Eating out p80
▪▪ having a group
9D Why don’t you try the curry? p82 discussion and
making a decision

10 Right and wrong ▪▪ reported ▪▪ sentence stress ▪▪ crime Learning


Curve LISTENING WRITING
speech ▪▪ conditionals ▪▪ making nouns ▪▪ a video about our ▪▪ writing a for-and-against
10A Smooth criminals? p84 ▪▪ second from verbs experiences with the essay
10B Emergency! p86 conditional, emergency services ▪▪ useful phrases for topic
would, could ▪▪ listening in detail sentences
10C Do the right thing p88 and might
▪▪ final /t/ and /d/ sounds
10D For and against p90 PERSONAL BEST

▪▪ a for-and-against essay

9 and 10 REVIEW and PRACTICE p92

11 The natural world ▪▪ articles ▪▪ the ▪▪ the natural READING Learning


Curve SPEAKING
▪▪ third ▪▪ weak form of world ▪▪ an article about living ▪▪ making
11A Nature goes viral p94 conditional have ▪▪ extreme near one of the world’s recommendations
11B A disaster waiting to happen p96 adjectives most dangerous ▪▪ checking and clarifying
volcanoes
11C I will survive p98 information
▪▪ understanding the
11D The great outdoors p100 writer’s purpose PERSONAL BEST

▪▪ understanding ▪▪ recommending the best


noun phrases natural places to visit in
your country

12 Getting away ▪▪ So/Neither do I ▪▪ auxiliary verbs ▪▪ phrases with Learning


Curve LISTENING WRITING
▪▪ modals of and stress go and get ▪▪ a video looking at how ▪▪ writing an online review
12A Dream destinations p102
deduction ▪▪ sentence stress ▪▪ air travel
we feel about flying ▪▪ adverbs of attitude
12B Fly away p104
▪▪ identifying agreement PERSONAL BEST
12C Around the world p106 between speakers
▪▪ an online review of a hotel,
12D Five-star review p108 ▪▪ linking: /w/ and /j/
restaurant or service

11 and 12 REVIEW and PRACTICE p110

Grammar practice p112  Vocabulary practice p136  Communication practice p156  Irregular verbs p175

Language App, unit-by-unit grammar and vocabulary games 3