For ease of use and practicality Straightforward 1st Edition is structured to provide one lesson per double-page spread (A/B/C/D), lasting around 90 minutes. All lessons are interlinked to promote better and more memorable learning, but the is the flexibility to pick out certain key sections to focus on certain language points. GRAMMAR - Clear and uncomplicated grammar explanations present new grammar elements. Students are always supported by the Language Reference pages at the back of their book allowing them to further work on a difficult area and understand the language. VOCABULARY - Difficult and out of context words from the text are presented in the glossary so students are not distracted by these lexical hurdles. READING - Texts are accessible for the relevant level, realistic and from a variety of different sources/contexts. FUNCTIONAL LANGUAGE - Students are not expected to learn in a vacuum and their interests and curiosities are met with 'Did you know' sections. CEF/SELF ASSESSMENT - Each unit culminates in a self assessment box so students can check and monitor their own progress and become more independent learners. The checklist is a selection of clear 'can-do' statements and therefore links to the CEF and portfolio elements of the course. FUNCTIONAL LANGUAGE - This section helps students to deal with common, every-day situations in an English-speaking environment - what we might think of as survival language.