Exploring English 1 provides study material for two lessons a week over a period of twenty-six weeks. Its key features are: -Storyline: an exciting and realistic sequence of events based on the lives of a group of young people, some living in and some visiting England. This story reflects students΄ own lives and interests, and serves to raise awareness of multi-cultural issues. -Reading texts: a variety of carefully selected texts enables students to explore an interesting range of issues and ideas. -Grammar: coverage of grammatical phenomena and functions is simple but thorough. Grammar is practised in context through interesting and appropriate activities. -Vocabulary building: extensive vocabulary development and word-building, practised through a variety of stimulating tasks. -Skills work: the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking are developed in a simple yet effective way, designed to help students: Read with understanding and confidence, Write simply and correctly, Listen to develop aural abilities and Speak fluently. -Communicative activities, songs and puzzles: these make the learning process easier and more enjoyable. They also encourage students to want to communicate in English. -Regular revision: constant recycling and revision ensures thorough practice of material previously taught.