Each of the eight chapters feature: *Learn how to - specific learning outcomes stated clearly at the beginning of each chapter. *Jetzt sprechen wir! - short, guided oral drills present a step-by-step guide to the key language points of the chapter. Photos, illustrations and realia encourage students to practise new language patterns. *Photo-stories - students can identify with the adventures of a group of Year 8 teenagers at a school in the north west of Germany. The photo-stories reinforce the language introduced in each chapter. *Sprechen macht SpaB! - lively, interactive speaking tasks encourage students to use their language with increasing independence. *Spielen macht SpaB! - language skills are further consolidated through a variety of topic-based games for pairs, groups or the whole class. *GruBe aus Deutschland! - a cultural section affords students an insight into everyday life in German-speaking countries. *So ist es einfach! - a clearly structured overview of grammar points located at the end of the chapter. *Neue Worter - German/English topic-based vocabulary lists. Vocabulary is colour-coded and close to relevant texts for quick reference. *So sagt man das! - a guided pronunciation practice. *Landeskunde/Lerntipp/Checkliste - brief points of culture, grammar or reference on each page. *Text types - authentic texts include: letter, email, recipe, brochure, sign and poem.