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Straightforward Second Edition

Teaching Made Simple
Straightforward has been revamped in a second edition, with much of the content updated and made more relevant to our ever-changing world. New topics, articles and exercises appear within a fresh new design.
All the old teachers' favourites are still there - meaning it will still be a joy to teach with. Each unit is structured to provide one lesson per double-page spread (A/B/C/D), lasting around 90 minutes. All lessons are interlinked to promote better and more memorable learning, with the flexibility to pick out key sections to focus on certain language points. All language is clearly signposted and scaffolded so there is great clarity of progression of learning - students can really feel they are getting somewhere.
There are extra communication pages and unit reviews, plus new videos, online material and photocopiables to extend and add to a lesson. The CEFR plays a prominent part in the second edition with clear signposting, self-assessment opportunities and the invaluable portfolio. The Teacher's Book and supporting website have tips, photocopiables and information.

 

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Possible causes of incomplete installations and what to do.

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Steps to follow when you see "This CD-Rom is not approved" error message.

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I have lost my CD-ROM / I have damaged my CD-ROM. Can you offer me a replacement?

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Steps to follow when your anti-virus software stops you from installing the product.

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My computer does not have a CD/DVD-ROM drive. Can you send me the files?

Information on using your CD ROM.

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How do I activate my access code as a new user on macmillaneducationeverywhere.com?

How to activate your code as a new user.

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As a student, how do I join a class on the Digital Student's Book?

How to join a class on the DSB.

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How to activate your code as an existing user.

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How to retrieve your log in details.

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Desktop system requirements for macmillaneducationeverywhere.com

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As a teacher, how do I create a class for the Digital Student's Book?

Instructions to create a class for the DSB.

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How does Macmillan Education protect my data?

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How do I log out of the app?

How to log out of the app for the Digital Student's Book.

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How do I confirm my account on macmillaneducationeverywhere.com?

How to confirm your account.

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How do I update my scores if I am working offline on the app?

Instructions to update scores whilst working offline.

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As a teacher, how can I view my students’ progress on the Digital Student's Book?

Instructions to view your students' progress on the DSB.

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As a teacher, how do I edit a classroom?

Select the My Students tab and click on the Edit classroom icon located on the side toolbar. 

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System requirements for mobile devices for macmillaneducationeverywhere.com

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To start using your eBook please follow the below instructions:

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How long will my eBook subscription last for?

Information on code duration for eBook subscriptions.

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Can I use my eBook offline?

Yes, you can download the MEE 2 application in order to access your eBook from your computer, tablet or mobile device offline.

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What is an eBook?

Your eBooks are flat PDFs versions of the student’s books that allow you to access and view the book’s content from your computer, tablet or mobile device.

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How do I activate my code for Straightforward Online?

For new users: Go to http://www.straightforward-online.com/ and click on ‘Enter your token details’ under ‘New User’.

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I have forgotten my username or password for Straightforward Online. What should I do?

Your username is the email address that you used to register.

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How do I log in to Straightforward Online?

Go to http://www.straightforward-online.com/ and enter your username and password under ‘Returning user’.

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How do I use the Straightforward Interactive Wordlist?

To access, go to the homepage once signed in and click ‘Enter Interactive Wordlist’.

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Can I record my own pronunciation of words?

Yes, you can. You can first listen to the pronunciation of the word and then record your own version.

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Where do the definitions and sample sentences / phrases come from?

These come from the award-winning Macmillan English Dictionary or have been specially written by Straightforward authors and editors.

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What is the Straightforward Interactive Wordlist?

The Straightforward Online interactive word list contains the key vocabulary found within each level of the Straightforward series.

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