Adrift Teacher Book (Paperback)

Video Drama Series for English

By Jonathon Ryan, Scott Granville, Mary Fisher

Alphabet Publishing, 9781948492294, 76pp.

Publication Date: February 7, 2019

List Price: 20.00*
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Finish the Job. No Excuses.

It was a simple job. Take the contact from point A to point B. But someone knew the secret that would stop Will from fulfilling his commitment. And now he's being interrogated by a mysterious agent who knows more than she lets on.

This is the world of Adrift, a four-episode drama by Chasing Time English created for B2+/Upper Intermediate or Advanced language learners. This engaging, professionally produced video series provides models of oral communication in English, using verbal and non-verbal communication.

The set of materials that accompany this exciting and engaging learning experience include a student book and this book, the teacher's guide. Inside are full instructions for using the material, ideas for adapting and extending the materials, extra photocopiable handouts and activities, as well as notes on teaching communication skills. There is also a complete answer key

The course as a whole helps students analyze how the actors use not only words and grammar, but also body language, intonation, rhythm, and volume to convey meaning and how we adapt to our audience There is a special focus on pragmatics skills that students can apply outside the classroom, whether it be social conversations, academic debates, or work presentations. Students are encouraged to practice these skills in fun and safe drama activities.

Each chapter of the Student book corresponds to one episode of the video drama and includes:

  • Preview vocabulary and discussion activities
  • Theme-based tasks
  • Pragmatics lessons and activities
  • Confidence in communication drama activities
  • Extension/evaluation activities including listening, reading, grammar, vocabulary and writing tasks.

A final creative assignment brings together all the communication skills students have learned as they create their own solution to the mystery at the heart of Adrift.

All videos and audio tracks available from the Chasing Time English website.