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A two-level high-intermediate/advanced course, Summit is the perfect next step for learners who have completed a beginning to intermediate-level course. Summit develops competence and confidence in all four skills.

Summit's simple instructional design has two essential, motivating features:

  • Concise two-page multiple skills lessons are each designed for one class session.
  • Communication activities at the end of each lesson enable students to set their own progress.

Other important features include:

  • Ten essential model conversations apply a wide array of conversation strategies for confident communication.
  • Unique step-by-step "Discussion Builders" guarantee successful, thoughtful free discourse.
  • An intensive vocabulary syllabus builds key word skills.
  • Comprehensive writing sections feature rhetorical skills, prewriting, and error correction.
  • Bound-in Grammar Booster and Pronunciation Booster provide additional reference and practice.
Mario Herrera and Diane Pinkley
Top Notch

Top Notch (with Summit) is an award-winning best-selling six-level communicative course for adults and young adults. The course begins at absolute beginner level and ends at an advanced level.

Mario Herrera and Diane Pinkley
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  • Summit 1 Pronunciator
  • Level: Summit 1
  • The purpose of the Pronunciator is to remove doubts about the pronunciation of any proper nouns that appear in the Summit Student’s Books but that are not heard on the Class Audio Program; for example, names of people or places that appear in grammar exercises or illustrative material. For each word, the Pronunciator provides both the audio of the pronunciation and the phonetic transcription.
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