"Interactions Mosaic, 4th Edition" is the newly expanded five-level, four-skill comprehensive ESL/ELT series for academic students. The new edition, for beginners to advanced learners, incorporates interactive and communicative activities while still focusing on skill building to prepare students for academic content. Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking, as well as Grammar are thoroughly presented in each strand. High-interest themes are integrated across all skill strands and levels. Language proficiencies as well are articulated from level to level.The new features include: Global activities, which are suitable for ESL/ELT monolingual or multilingual classrooms; new design, content, audio programs, photos, and illustrations to reinforce skill-building exercises; placement tests and chapter quizzes, included in each Instructor's Manual; user-friendly instructions, complete scope and sequence, and consistent chapter structure, which offer greater flexibility in lesson planning; and, 5 new videos, one per level, which immerse students in authentic language. The program components include: student texts; instructor's manuals; audio programs for L/S and reading (Audiocassettes/CDs); L/S assessment audiocassettes and CDs; reading student audio CDs; program CD/ROM video; demo audiocassette; and, a student book.The Student Books of the new 4th edition of "Interactions Mosaic" have completely updated photos and illustrations and sport a new design. Global activities are suitable for ESL and ELT monolingual or multilingual classrooms. User-friendly instructions appeal to both instructor and student. A complete scope and sequence is presented at the beginning of each book.Consistent chapter structure creates greater flexibility in lesson planning.The 1st chapter gives students a preview of the upcoming material. Timed Readings give students specific strategies for improving their reading speed without sacrificing comprehension.Photos and Illustrations in the section "Timed Reading" ensure comprehension by supporting the text. Preliminary Activities provide scaffolding to help students understand authentic language. Introduction To Reading builds background knowledge by giving students information on the writer and the source. Varied Genres include formal and informal essays, biographies, speeches, interviews, stories, and poetry. Making Connections and Around the Globe suggest research topics related to the chapter theme and give students new perspectives on culture.Talk It Over and What Do You Think? encourage students to evaluate arguments and to do independent research related to the topic of the chapter. Groupwork maximizes opportunities for discussion and negotiation. Skill Development prepares students for standardized tests through skimming, scanning, main idea, paragraph and essay organization, supporting a position, etc. Vocabulary and Language-Learning Strategies for synonyms, antonyms, context clues, and word families give students comprehension and self-assessment tools.Focus on Testing prepares students for standardized tests by analyzing points of contrast, eliminating incorrect choices, reading between the lines, making inferences, and finding implied ideas in passages. Video News Broadcasts immerse students in authentic language, complete with scaffolding and follow-up activities to reinforce reading skills. (Refer to ISBN 0-07-232958-0 for Video) The chapter themes include: new challenges; looking and learning; relationships; health and leisure; high tech, low tech; money matters; remarkable individuals; creativity; human behavior; crime and punishment; the physical world; and, together on a small planet.