A greedy friend almost meets his end, an evening out becomes a dinner worth diamonds, these scenes and more set the stage for an entertaining approach to mastering two-word verb idioms with ease! Formerly On Stage with English , this newly updated student book provides an active stage for improving learners' use of two-word verbs as well as improving their listening and speaking skills. Each of the nine lessons opens with a two-page illustration for pre-listening preparation, followed by a recorded skit (on the accompanying audio component) with topics ranging from family relationships to old age. After listening to and/or reading the skit, students answer comprehension questions and complete a smorgasbord of exercises focusing on grammar, reading, listening, speaking, and writing. The skits are fun for performing as well! Every third lesson is a review lesson, featuring a role play or game. The cast of characters includes two-word verbs like ask for, look for, back up, give up, hand out, think over, and more. This is a show you won't want to miss!