Center Stage 2 Student Book / Edition 1

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Center Stage 2 is a four-skills course that balances grammar instruction and successful communication. Practical language and timely topics motivate high-beginning students to master speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.


  • Grammar to Communicate presents key grammar points with concise charts and abundant practice in real-life situations.
  • Communication Activities such as Time to Talk promote opportunities for meaningful expression and active learning.
  • Extensive listening practice plus reading and writing activities help students to succeed in their daily lives.
  • Review and Challenge helps teachers to assess students' progress and meet the needs of multi-level classrooms.
  • Easy-to-follow two-page lessons motivate students to achieve their goals.
  • Teacher's Edition includes:
    • learner persistence tips
    • multi-level strategies
    • expansion activities
    • unit tests and answer keys
  • Teacher Resource Disk includes:
    • additional grammar practice
    • additional vocabulary practice
    • learner persistence worksheets

Sample Unit

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Sample Audio

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Unit 5: Food and Drink

  • Vocabulary (1:51)
  • Listening: Exercise A (1:38)
  • Listening: Exercise B (0:57)
  • Grammar to Communicate 1: Exercise D (1:12)
  • Grammar to Communicate 3: Exercise A (1:06)
  • Grammar (0:25)
  • Dictation (1:18)
  • Listening: Exercise A (1:12)
  • Listening: Exercise B (0:43)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131874909
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 5
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1 People

Unit 2 Families

Unit 3 Jobs

Unit 4 Places

Unit 5 Food and Drink

Unit 6 Physical Exercise

Unit 7 Do's and Don'ts

Unit 8 Possessions

Unit 9 Routines

Unit 10 Shopping

Unit 11 Holidays and Special Occasions

Unit 12 At Work

Unit 13 Feelings and Opinions

Unit 14 Fact or Fiction

Unit 15 Life Stages

Unit 16 Looking Ahead

Unit 17 Health

Unit 18 A Place to Live

Unit 19 Future Changes

Unit 20 Transportation

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