With a clear, attractive format and beautiful, modern illustrations, Starting English focuses on practical English for topics such as: meeting people, speaking on the telephone, making appointments, family, employment, transport, entertainment and more. The units cover situations, dialogues, basic grammar, practice and more. Starting English also includes the added special feature of cultural tips - helpful pointers to aspects of British culture linked to the language topics. Accompanied by an audio CD with lively dialogues and readings.
Tracy Traynor is an experienced language writer and editor, who has commissioned, developed and written language learning materials for Berlitz, BBC Worldwide, Oxford University Press, Heinemann Educational, Cambridge-Hitachi and Linguaphone. A graduate of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Tracy has also taught English overseas. Anna Wilman grew up in Sheffield and moved to London to study illustration at Kingston University. Since graduating in 2003, she has lived and worked in London. Her work can be found in textile prints, greetings cards, fine art commissions, as well as book illustrations.