This intermediate to advanced level book is designed for classroom use with adult learners of English who have mastered some basic knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. It is also appropriate for students in basic upgrading courses in English, whose knowledge and experience in the working world can be brought to bear on the problems presented in this book. The material is suitable for classes which are either graded or multi-level, because it provides an opportunity for students to practice at the level of their linguistic competence. Decisions, Decisions consists of 17 chapters, each of which presents a problem in anecdotal form. Each chapter contains enough material for a minimum of eight hours of classroom teaching; the length of time will increase with the amount of discussion and the number of tasks assigned to the students. The chapters are not sequenced in order of linguistic difficulty, leaving teachers free to select topics which are of greater interest to a particular group of students at an appropriate time.
Barbara Bowers and John Godfrey