Features:A unique, visual approach to learning enables students to quickly grasp new language concepts and put them into practice. Entertaining cartoon stories introduce the grammar of each chapter and show how key structures are used in conversational English. A colorful cast of characters personalizes the themes in each chapter and makes learning more enjoyable. Picture-based lessons build fluency through meaningful, interactive practice. A strong writing component teaches students how to generate ideas and express themselves clearly in writing. Lifeskills competencies are presented in context using illustrated dialogues that are ideal for role-playing.