Despite its age, it is quite an attractive resource book. Each chapter introduces core vocabulary, grammar, notes on pronunciation, and contains practical exercises. There are nice introductions into the topic, which describe daily situations or a certain aspect of the culture of the people (albeit, given the time of the release, this information might be outdated). At the beginning of every chapter, specific competencies (i.e. objectives of the lesson) are presented. The topics of the book include: Personal Presentation, Classroom Orientation, Conversation with Host Counterpart or Family, Communications, Food, Money, Transportation, Directions, Shopping, Social Situations, Community Services, At the Workplace, Medical, Personal Identification (II). The appendices provide brief information on most important grammatical points and also contain a number of glossaries, such as Colors, Countries, Numbers, etc.