Passages continues the popular Interchange approach to listening and speaking by offering a communicative methodology that focuses on both fluency and accuracy. It provides more opportunities to develop reading and writing abilities, as well as more challenging content to develop students' higher-level thinking skills. Passages uses a systematic presentation of grammar, interactive vocabulary-building activities, and engaging, authentic readings and recordings. Each full-color Student's Book contains 12 units divided into two four-page lessons, with a review after every three units. Each level provides between 60 and 90 hours of class instruction.
Thematic units of high interest to adults and young adults
Complete writing syllabus beginning with paragraph development
Engaging recordings to stimulate discussion
Regular review units to consolidate language and knowledge of grammar