Hotline Pre-Intermediate Teacher’s book
Hotline is a four-level course for teenagers. It may be started at beginner level (Hotline Starter) or false-beginner level (Hotline Elementary). Hotline takes students to an intermediate level of English.
Its key features are:
a loopback syllabus. The course incorporates extensive recycling and revision of language, ensuring that what is studied is learnt, remembered and easily recalled when needed.
a grammar-based analytical approach. Grammar is treated as a problem-solving activity and students are treated as thinkers who are guided to work out the rules of grammar for themselves.
skills work. All the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking are covered.
project work. Through project work students are given the opportunity to talk and write about their life and to relate language to their own experience and aspirations.
cross-cultural and cross-curricular studies. Students are encouraged to compare their own language and culture to that of English and the world of English speakers. Topics from other school subjects are introduced to integrate language studies with other subjects on the curriculum.
learner training. Through a variety of activities including a learning diary, seif-checks and project work, students are guided towards good learning strategies and encouraged to accept responsibility for their own learning.
This level of Hotline comprises a Student's Book, Workbook, Teacher's Book and an audio cassette.
The Teacher's Book contains clear, step-by-step guidance for handling all the activities, together with answer keys for all the exercises.The Teacher's Book also contains:
an introduction to project work. The methodology of project work is introduced and explained, with guidance on preparation and evaluation.cross-cultural notes. These explain aspects of language use and culture. tapescripts. These give the text of unseen listening exercises.
Workbook key. There is a full key to all the Workbook exercises.
Culture spot teaching notes. These give guidance on exploiting the Culture spots in the Workbook for class discussion. tests. These are provided for each revision unit. They are in addition to the seif-checks in the Workb