Focus on English Form 3 closely follows the indications given by the Ministry of Education for the new syllabus. Following the integrated approach to the teaching and learning of English, the book covers listening and speaking skills, comprehension, summary writing, literature and writing skills. The book uses topical issues such as HIV/AIDS, good governance, integrity and use of gender sensitive language to develop the content. Themes directly affecting the target group have also been addressed. These include dating, the ills of pornography, school life, good grooming, relationships and etiquette. Drawing from their vast resources, the authors have also included sample compositions written by students in this level to illustrate the different writing skills covered in the course. These essays will both entertain and motivate learners and at the same time introduce them to the joys of writing. The test units in this book brilliantly demonstrate the effectiveness of the integrated language teaching and the practicability of evaluation within the same approach.
The authors have vast experience in the teaching of English and in the production of learning resources at secondary school level.
Mary Consolata Mudachi has taught English and Literature in English in Kenyan schools for many years. She is currently the coordinator of the English Department at Kianda School, Nairobi.
John Muthiora has had extensive and intensive experience in the teaching of English at both primary and secondary school levels. He has been actively involved in research in-language learning. Currently he is the head of English Department at Strathmore School, Nairobi.