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Educational Books - Secondary School Books


Leonie Bennett • Alice Castillo • Godfrey Fisher • Andrea Hitchener • Jannine Horsford • Dian Maheia • Pauline Millar • Julia Sander • Veronica Simon • Sharon Thorpe


English Matters is a comprehensive four-level series for Caribbean students, which provides thorough preparation for lower secondary and CSEC examinations.

The series adopts a lively task-based approach and offers:
• Thorough coverage of national syllabi shown in scope and

   sequence charts
• An integrated approach to language learning
• Regular practice of the four skill areas of listening, speaking,

  reading and writing
• A wide selection of reading texts from Caribbean and other

• Systematic practice of language points
• A range of stimulating extension and enrichment exercises
• Regular revision and assessment activities
• Numerous suggestions for using IT
• Opportunities to develop study skills such as dictionary use

  and research
• A reference section which includes a grammar and
  punctuation guide and a glossary of language terms.

It comes with a detailed teacher’s manual at each level and a CD to develop listening and speaking skills. Books 1- 3 are supported by workbooks which provide additional practice of key points.


The transcripts from the English Matters audio-CDs are available from the teacher's resources section of the website here.

English Matters sample pages

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