Q: Skills for Success 3rd Edition

A six-level paired skills series for adult and young adult learners. Reading and Writing, Listening and Speaking.

Think critically. Succeed academically.

Q: Skills for Success Third Edition builds on its question-centred approach to help students achieve academic success.

90% of teachers believe that Q: Skills for Success has played a significant part in improving the skills their students need for academic study.*

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90-100 hours; Student Book A & B version 40-50 hours

Think critically

  • NEW Critical Thinking Strategies and activities in every unit to help students analyze, develop and justify their ideas.
  • NEW author-voiced videos accompany each strategy to guide your students’ critical thinking and help them gain a deeper understanding.


Succeed academically

  • Clear learning outcomes and reflection worksheets encourage students to evaluate their own progress, reflect on their learning, and identify areas for improvement.
  • A research-based vocabulary program focuses on the words students need to know academically and professionally. The vocabulary syllabus in Q: Skills for Success is correlated to the CEFR and linked to two word lists: The Oxford 3000™ and new Oxford 5000™; and the Oxford Phrasal Academic Lexicon (OPAL)


Extend learning beyond the classroom

  • iQ Online Practice is now optimised for mobile use, allowing students to get a lot of extra practice and check their progress.
  • It also includes new Critical Thinking and Skills videos, and a refreshed Discussion Board.
  • For further practice the new Extensive Reading program offers sample chapters from Oxford Graded Readers aligned to each unit.

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