Extracts from Reviews of QSE in Professional Journals
a welcome ESL / EFL teaching series is this Eng1ish language communication course...
Compactly laid out, the text will easily engage students
and sustain their interest.
Audiovisual materials are particularly effective...
The instructional design of the Teacher's Guide will
satisfy even the hard-to- please, classroom traditionalist.
Four skill areas are augmented with loads of additional
discussion material and integration ideas. Take a look at this resource : highly
adaptable, very useable."
John McKeown, Materials Reviews Editor
"The look and size of the book is very good... The topics covered are up-to-date
and some are quite controversial… One of the differences in this book is the way that
the speaking section of each unit has been divided up to give practice in conversation
and discussion. ...I also think QSE seems to flow better than some books… I also think
the “word bank” is a good idea, as is highlighting new words that are to be studied and
learnt in each unit... I like the way photographs have been used as they don’t dominate
the page but are good for generating discussion... The reading texts are good and many
are taken from authentic sources... The use of different accents is good… Out of all the
books I have used so far for teaching I would say it is my second favourite... Particularly
good are the speaking topics and role play cards."
Belinda Molnar, June 2009
English Teaching Professional
"...support for speaking is one of the major strengths of this book.
The other skills are comprehensively covered, too,
but it is the help which this course gives with speaking that is so impressive.
...it is refreshing to find a coursebook tackling contemporary issues
that young adult students really want to talk about.
Plenty of opportunities are provided for students to
react to the texts in the books and to formulate and express their own opinions.
An advanced level is also available
used this yet, but it looks just as exciting as the Intermediate level, if not
IH (International House) Journal
introduces a fresh angle on the usual topics...
Both students and teachers will like this, as my students
...the listening activities themselves can be quite interesting and relevant
to modern life.
Each unit in the book has a writing task on the topic,
which I found very useful
good vocabulary and guided discussion.
In terms of skills practice, QSE provides an interesting
slant on topics, and the new vocabulary and productive skills are well exploited..."