House & Grounds
House & Grounds develops the English-language skills required for a career in today’s construction, design and environmental industries. The course offers area-specific information through a wide variety of text and exercise types alongside a solid syllabus of grammar revision and vocabulary development to enable students to reach the required level of competence.
The Coursebook is organised in two parts:
Theory of Construction
- 9 Modules focusing on the environment, urbanisation, bioarchitecture, building materials, design and planning, plumbing, heating and electrical systems, public works and jobs in the construction industry.
- Descriptive texts introduce technical words and provide the basics of building science.
- Authentic and adapted articles practise reading skills.
- Careful grading of topics, grammar and vocabulary: Focus on Language.
- Thorough development of the 4 language skills.
- Extensive use of photographs to ensure understanding of technical aspects of English for construction.
- Preparation for Cambridge Preliminary (PET) and First (FCE) examinations.
- A Short History of Architecture: from Stonehenge to the Millau Viaduct.
- Famous Masterpieces: from Canada to the United Arab Emirates, from India to Britain and the USA.
- All the resources of the coursebook in interactivedigital version.
- Link to full, online user’s guide.
- Ideal for “heads-up” lessons on the IWB.
- Extensive teaching notes for each section.
- Answer keys and transcriptions of listening materials.
- Tests and extra resources for both stronger and weaker students.
- CD-ROM Test-Maker with editable tests in Word© format.
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