On Your Marks!(Marathon Mouth Series book 1) is a student-centered, grammar / function-based English conversation text book designed for high school to college level conversation classes of more than eight students.The cooperative-learning, student-centered methodologies featured create a holistic approach to language learning that will benefit students who have studied English for a number of years, yet lack the confidence and / or ability to speak. The text maximizes student on-task time in the classroom with non-threatening, confidence-building activities.

Key Features of On Your Marks!

Two information gap activities conducted simultaneously to eliminate the "echo" effect and provide additional practice opportunities.

Interviews, class surveys and find someone who activities with significant student preparation, optimize student classroom speaking time in the target language in a meaningful way and places responsibility for learning into their own hands

Listening activities with peer correction expose students to focused listening practice and build comprehension

"About Me!" sections allow the student to personalize the target language

"Teacher's Choice" sections allow teachers to extend personalization aspects of the text

Materials:       ISBN:

On Your Marks (Student Text) 978-4-900689-83-1
On Your Marks (Teacher's Edition) 978-4-900689-84-8
On Your Marks (Audio CD) 978-4-900689-85-5
Teacher's Edition (5th Ed) 978-4-900689-33-6
Activity Cards (5th Ed) 978-4-900689-12-1
Marathon Mouth Series Class CD (5th Ed) 978-4-900689-36-7
Marathon Mouth 1A Student Book (5th Ed) 978-4-900689-57-2

On Your Marks!

by Lesley Koustaff, Brent Gaston
and Paul Shimizu

On Your Marks
 on your marks

Book size: A4
Pages: 108

Marathon Mouth 1A

Marathon Mouth(5th Edition)
Units 1 - 7

Marathon Mouth 1A
Marathon Mouth 1A

Book size: A4
Pages: 45
Printed on 100% Recycled Paper


On Your Marks builds conversational skills through this interesting and useful language:

Student Empowerment Language ;  Family ;  Gestures & Body Language ;  Ability ;  Emotions & Feelings ;  Prepositions ;  Permission ;  Family Life (Review of units 2-7) ;  Time (Past & Present Tense)  ;  Numbers & Mensuration ;  Comparatives ;  Superlatives ;  Experiences ;  Future Plans ;  Review Interview


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