I am really pleased to announce that Super Surprise, the International version of Surprise, which I wrote with my friend and colleague, Sue Mohamed, is now available. Super Surprise embodies more than 50 years combined experience of teaching children.
This is what Amazon.com says about Super Surprise:
“With its imaginative ‘Surprise’ concept, exciting stories and interesting topics, Super Surprise will captivate your class. New language and activities are introduced through an exciting ‘surprise’. In levels 1 and 2 the ‘surprise’ is a package from Uncle Harry containing an interesting object and a story. In levels 3 and 4 the object and story are discovered in a mysterious chest in the attic, and in levels 5 and 6 they are delivered through emails from all around the world. As your students mature, so does the surprise, which guarantees that they will be engaged and motivated in every lesson. There are six beautifully illustrated stories in each level, from a wide range of genres, and every story has been carefully selected to appeal to the imagination and interests of your students. Super Surprise makes it easy for you to bring the exciting stories to life. It offers you a rich variety of resources for story telling including stunning story posters and a fully dramatised audio CD, interactive story books on the iTools and MultiROM, and helpful suggestions for mimes and gestures in the Teacher’s Book. The cross-curricular lessons and factual texts introduce students to interesting real-world information which gets them thinking about new topics in English, while the fun dialogues encourage communication in the classroom.” Amazon.com
You can listen to the stories, songs and try out other course activities on the Surprise Website: http://www.oup.com/elt/surprise/