Destination Grammar & Vocabulary – compiled by Malcolm Mann and Steve Taylore – Knowles, is a series of three books suitable for learners at the respective English proficiency levels: Destination B1 for intermediate level, Destination B2 for upper-intermediate level and Destination C1&C2 for advanced level.
These are the four highest levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), an international standard used to assess the language proficiency of foreign-language learners. It describes language ability on a six-point scale, from A1 for beginners up to C2 for those who have mastered a language.
The Destination Grammar & Vocabulary series focuses on the two primary components of each language system – grammar and vocabulary arranged alternately. Specifically, the book series includes:
- Destination B1: 42 Units, 14 Review Tests and 2 Progress Tests suited for learners of A1 or A2 levels (~ 3.5 IELTS)
- Destination B2: 28 Units, 14 Review Tests and 2 Progress Tests suited for learners of B1+ levels (~ 4.0-5.0 IELTS)
- Destination C1 & C2: 26 Units, 13 Review Tests and 2 Progress Tests suited for learners of B2+ levels (~ 6.0 IELTS)
The book series provides interwoven vocabulary and grammar according to each topic, focusing on the knowledge that often appears in the exams based on the CEFR. The grammar section is explained in detail, and there are exercises for practice, helping learners remember faster and longer.
Besides, the book’s vocabulary has high applicability in the IELTS Speaking and Writing tests. The book provides vocabulary by topic and brings collocations, phrasal verbs and idioms according to each topic very close to the IELTS test.
Destination B1 Grammar & Vocabulary with Answer Key
Destination B1 Grammar & Vocabulary is designed for those preparing for the B1 – FCE exam (equivalent to 3.5 IELTS and above). The book provides learners with essential knowledge of English grammar & vocabulary commonly encountered in test B1. It is suitable for those at the Intermediate level.
The resources included in the book are based on the B1 level of the European Framework. Includes 42 lessons, 14 reviews and 2 Progress Tests for you to practice.
Lessons will be interwoven; every 2 grammar lessons will have 1 accompanying vocabulary lesson. And after every 3 lessons, there will be 1 review, helping you to systematize the knowledge you have learned and remember the knowledge longer.
Destination B2 Grammar & Vocabulary with Answer Key
Like Destination B1, Destination B2 Grammar and Vocabulary is also designed to serve those preparing to take the B2 – FCE exam (equivalent to 4.0 – 5.0 IELTS). However, the book has slightly greater difficulty than book B1, which is suitable for those of the Upper-Intermediate level and above.
The book is divided into 28 units with interwoven grammar and vocabulary topics. Grammar will include tenses like Present simple, Present continuous, Past simple, Part perfect simple, Future simple… And vocabulary will follow different topics such as Food and Drink, Hobbies, sport and games, The media, etc.
Every 2 units, the author will provide a Review of 2 units you have just studied for you to review and systematize the knowledge you have just learned.
Destination C1&C2 Grammar & Vocabulary with Answer Key
Destination C1&C2 Grammar and Vocabulary is the 3rd and most difficult book in the Destination series of MACMILLAN Publishing House. It is designed to help students practice advanced grammar and supplement vocabulary to best prepare for C1 and C2 exams such as the Cambridge CAE exam or Cambridge CPE exam.
The book is divided into 26 lessons, including 13 grammar system lessons and 13 vocabulary lessons. And after every 2 lessons, there will be a level test for learners to review the knowledge and practice to remember the knowledge longer.
According to the experience of IELTS masters who have used the Destination series, you should take the following steps to make the best use of the books and achieve the highest efficiency.
You should set a goal to complete 1 lesson per day, starting with the grammar parts that you feel you are weak in or the vocabulary topics you do not know much about.
There are many vocabulary & grammar sections in the book with no specific examples. Therefore, you should use dictionaries such as the Cambridge dictionary, Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries, thefreedictionary, Longman, and Merriam-webster to look up words and learn how to use words with the same grammatical structure in specific contexts.
After studying the theory, you should immediately do the exercises and review accompanying each topic. Only by this way can you understand deeply and remember the new knowledge longer.
Finally, after completing the exercises, you should take the time to check your mistakes and learn from them to avoid committing the same mistakes the next time.