To become "monstrously great" at English
Trim size in cm: 21x29,7
Pages: 48 in full colour
Publication date: 01/03/2015
Suitable for: Primary 2nd level (ages 8-10)
Rights sold to: China Mainland
A monstrous English-learning adventure!
The five colourful and fun books in the «Monster English» series present a gradual programme in learning and practicing the main concepts of the English language studied at primary school, with the aim of helping children to reach level A1 in the Common European Framework.
Specifically, in the fourth book children can learn:
• how to tell the time
• my daily routine
• musical instruments
The programme offers different types of exercises (reading, listening and pronunciation) and different resources, like audio contents and pages to print, colour in and cut out.
Designed to be used individually at home or at school, the exercise book also contains activities which can be carried out in groups, taking advantage of the effective tool of cooperative learning.
Unit 1: Time
Unit 2: Daily routine
Unit 3: Sports
Unit 4: Music
Unit 5: Food
The «Monsters» are coming to help you to become «monstrously great» at English!
Five colourful exercise books with increasing levels of difficulty and numerous multimedia resources for learning English while having fun at primary school.
Specifically, in the «Monster English» books children can learn:
There are five friendly and colourful characters who come from a faraway planet and who are going to learn English with the help of two special siblings, Jason and Summer.
loves jumping on pink candyfloss
is really funny; he hates washing and only has two teeth
is a real busybody, he can’t keep a secret and has got three eyes
is really greedy and not spilling anything on himself is frankly… impossible
is the elder brother, he thinks he's the best and always wants to be right
Thanks to a gradual programme of increasing levels of difficulty children, together with Jason and Summer, will go through the main topics of the English language studied at primary school and at the end of the programme will reach level A1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Monster English is based upon a communicative approach to the English language. Each topic is developed around the gradual presentation of words and communicative functions. As the level of difficulty increases, the number of words increases and communicative functions are presented in positive, negative and interrogative forms, giving children the opportunity to learn functional language so they can express their opinion about the topics they deal with.
The series is made up of 5 exercise books, which are written for the corresponding years at primary school but can also be used individually for extra-scholastic learning.
The five exercise books contain the main topics studied at primary school: from grammar to lexis and communicative functions.
Each unit provides children both with individual exercises and fun activities together with games to be carried out as cooperative learning in pairs or small groups. In addition, there are plenty of online resources (PDF worksheets to print, audio files and keys to the exercises) and an illustrated dictionary, containing all the words presented in the five units.
Exercises that develop the speaking competence
Exercises that develop the writing competence
Exercises that develop manual dexterity
Exercises that develop listening and word recognition abilities
Activities and games
Fun games to be played in pairs or small groups
Self-assessment and diploma
Thanks to a gradual programme of increasing levels of difficulty, children, together with Jason and Summer, will go through the main topics of the English language studied at primary school and at the end of the programme will reach level A1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.