Learner's Book 1 provides the core input for Stage 1 with nine thematic units of study ending with an engaging project and opportunity for self-assessment. Richly illustrated units contain six lessons, each developed around a unifying theme. The materials feature skills-building tasks for listening, reading, writing and speaking. 'Writing tip', 'Language detective' and 'Words to remember' features highlight and focus on vocabulary development and language awareness. Lessons include a variety of texts: factual and fictional, dialogue and poetry covering a range of topics. Accompanying Audio CDs include listening material for Stage 1 Learner's and Activity Books. CEFR Level: towards A1.