All Clear teaches students to recognize and produce the high-frequency idioms, phrases, and contemporary expressions needed in a range of conversational situations. Each lesson focuses initially on chunks of language in the form of idioms and other expressions (collocations) and then provides many structured and communicative activities for speaking, listening, grammar, writing, pronunciation, and public speaking practice.
For many years, Helen Kalkstein Fragiadakis jotted down high frequency expressions and idioms, and taped them to her fridge. As these slips of paper grew and grew, Helen arranged them into meaningful clusters, which became the basis for All Clear!
1. What's Wrong? 2. Who's This 3. Let's Go Away for the Weekend 4. Wake Up! 5. Are You Ready to Order? 6. My Leg is Killing Me! 7. Shopping for Jeans 8. Who's Cooking Tonight 9. Pronunciation Supplement Appendix A Dictations for Exercise 6 Appendix B Info Gap Activities Appendix C How to Make a Speech Appendix D Classroom Language Appendix E Vowels and Consonants Appendix F Study Tips Appendix G Expression Clusters Appendix H Student Self-Evaluation Questionnaire Appendix I Student Self-Evaluation The Train Appendix J Expression Collection Appendix K Expression Collection 2 Lesson Answer Key Review Lesson Answer Key