Review by IH (International House) Journal
"Nice colourful pages and photos, short units to avoid
overdoing a topic, a novel alternative slant to each topic and tasks geared
towards becoming familiar with PET exam-type questions."
Pre-Intermediate Student's Book
"QSE introduces a fresh angle on the usual topics of sports,
shopping, and festivals etc by looking at, for example, the dangers of sports
or being lipped off by pushy shop assistants. Both students and teachers
will like this, as my students did, as well as the useful vocabulary for
day-to-day language that it introduces. The units are also shorter than normal
to avoid boredom with a given topic i.e. the 'Oh no, not more on the environment'
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 for allocating as written assignments and the discussion
topics throughout the units provided students with some good vocabulary and
"In terms of skills practice QSE provides an interesting slant on
topics, and the new vocabulary and productive skills are well exploited so QSE
could provide teachers with some good supplementary skills practice to add to
their regular syllabus."