Friends is a motivating course for young secondary level pupils.
The material is designed to capture students' interest through a variety of different contexts including humour, fiction, real life and cross cultural material.
Grammar and vocabulary are taught in three steps - presentation, comprehension and practice. Reading for pleasure is encouraged and a carefully graded programme develops reading skills.
Each student's book contains eight sections with four lessons in it followed by a revision section. 'Reading corners' and 'culture corners' develop students' skills. Each student's book has a small play at the end.