New Discoveries is: Lively A rich mix of lively, visually exciting and humorous material provides a continuous source of motivation and makes learning English an enjoyable experience. Relevant Up to date and varied topics offer plenty of opportunity for students to talk and write about themselves and their interests. Clearly focused Each learning has a clear learning focus. Every fifth lesson revises and expands on language items learnt in the previous four and includes summaries of those items. Communicative and systematic A carefully contextualised and graded sequence of language structures and functions is designed to build communicative competence and confidence and to provide a sound understanding of the grammatical systems of English. Authentic Likeable characters in authentic British settings give an insight into British people and their way of life.