The textbook keeps relative consistency in content as to the compilation of texts and design of exercises, but with the two parts putting different emphasis on listening and speaking. Paying special attention to scientificity, interestingness and practicability, the texts are characterized by a wide range of topics and rich and vivid language. Based on a funtional approach, arrangements are made for words, structures, forms, sentence patterns and other linguistic expressions to serve specific purposes. Combining unity with diversity, the exercises can effectively reinforce learnt knowledge and skills while preventing tedium in form. There are 32 lessons in the book, each of which are divided into two parts—listening and speaking.
Six audio tapes accompanying the textbook are to be purchased separately.