Side by Side Plus, Book 1: Life Skills, Standards, & Test Prep / Edition 3

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Side by Side has helped over 25 million students worldwide persist and succeed as language learners. Now, in this special edition for adult learners in standards-based programs, Side by Side Plus builds students' general language proficiency and prepares them for their life-skill roles in the community, family, school, and at work. Easy-to-use teacher support materials include hundreds of multilevel activities and a wealth of supplemental worksheets, achievement tests, and other resources to assure learner persistence and success.

Outstanding Features:

  • Picture dictionary lessons introduce unit vocabulary in a clear, easy-to-use format.
  • The program's guided conversation methodology integrates grammar, vocabulary, and topics through real-life communication practice that is student-centered, interactive, and fun.
  • Standards-based lessons in each unit develop the competencies included in CASAS, BEST Plus, EFF, SCANS, Model Standards, and other major curriculum frameworks and assessment systems.
  • Teamwork, critical thinking, and community tasks promote cooperative learning, problem-solving, and civics connections.
  • Diverse reading and writing activities include realia, narrative readings, and journal-writing to develop skills for daily life, self-expression, and academic advancement.
  • Built-in assessment in each unit includes a check-up test and vocabulary and skill checklists enabling students to assess their progress.
  • Side by Side Gazette magazine sections promote learner persistence through high-interest material that students can use in class or on their own, building a bridge between the classroom and the home.
  • A Bonus Gazette Audio CD included with the text offers entertaining radio program-style recordings of Gazette activities.
  • An all-in-one teacher support package includes a Teacher's Guide with Multilevel Activity & Achievement Test Book and CD-ROM providing multilevel activities and an array of reproducible masters, worksheets, and tests.
  • An Activity & Test Prep Workbook offers all-skills practice, GrammarRaps, and unit achievement tests.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132402545
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
  • Publication date: 1/17/2008
  • Series: Side by Side Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 151,544
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

("Plus" indicates NEW standards-based lessons in Side by Side Plus 1)

1. To Be: Introduction

Personal Information

Cardinal Numbers

Meeting People


Filling Out a Form

Forms of Identification

Addressing an Envelope

Abbreviations in Addresses

2. To Be + Location

Subject Pronouns

Classroom Objects

Rooms in the Home

Cities, Countries, and Nationalities

Places Around Town


Classroom Actions

Giving and Following Instructions

3. Present Continuous Tense

Everyday Activities


Calling Directory Assistance

Calling 911

Using a Telephone Directory

Side by Side Gazette

4. To Be: Short Answers

Possessive Adjectives

Everyday Activities


Civics: Community Service

5. To Be:

Yes/No Answers

Short Answers


Possessive Pronouns

Describing People and Things



Reading a Weather Map

Fahrenheit and Celsius Temperatures

6. To Be: Review

Present Continuous Tense: Review

Prepositions of Location

Describing Activities and Events

Family Members


Reading a Family Tree Diagram

Introducing People

Side by Side Gazette

7. Prepositions

There Is/There Are

Singular/Plural: Introduction

Places Around Town

Locating Places in the Community

Describing Neighborhoods

Describing Apartments


Reading a Simple Map

Apartment Ads

8. Singular/Plural





Shopping for Clothing



Price Tags

Clothing Sizes

Clothing Ads

Store Receipts

Side by Side Gazette

9. Simple Present Tense

Languages and Nationalities

Everyday Activities


Civics: Staying Informed

10. Simple Present Tense:

Yes/No Questions


Short Answers

Days of the Week

Habitual Actions

People’s Interests and Activities


Work Schedules

Bus Destination Signs

Side by Side Gazette

11. Object Pronouns

Simple Present Tense: -s vs. non -s Endings


Adverbs of Frequency


Describing Frequency of Actions

Describing People


Family Responsibilities

12. Contrast: Simple Present and Present Continuous Tenses


Feelings and Emotions

Describing Usual and Unusual Activities


The Education System

School Personnel and Locations

Side by Side Gazette

13. Can

Have To


Expressing Ability

Looking for a Job


Help Wanted Signs and Want Ads

Job Interview

Filling Out a Job Application

Asking Permission at Work

Safety Signs

14. Future: Going to

Time Expressions

Want to

Describing Future Plans and Intentions

Weather Forecasts

Telling Time

Months of the Year


Ordinal Numbers



Job Application Forms

Side by Side Gazette

15. Past Tense:

Regular Verbs

Introduction to Irregular Verbs

Past Actions and Activities

Describing an Event


Making a Doctor’s Appointment


A Medical Exam

Medical Appointment Cards

Medicine Labels

Staying Healthy

16. Past Tense:

Yes/No Questions

Short Answers


More Irregular Verbs

Time Expressions

Reporting Past Actions and Activities

Giving Reasons

Giving Excuses


Job Applications

17. To Be: Past Tense

Television Commercials

Describing Physical States and Emotions

Biographies and Autobiographies


Basic Foods and Food Groups

Making a Shopping List

Ordering a Meal

Reading a Simple Menu

Supermarket Ads

Food Labels

Side by Side Gazette


Listening Scripts

Vocabulary List

Skill Index

Topic Index

Grammar Index

Irregular Verbs: Past Tense

Map of the United States

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