Pianist Sergio Salvatore was only 13 at the time of this recording, his second release. But despite his extreme youth, one forgets Salvatore's age by the third song. He certainly gets the star treatment on the date, playing quartets with Gary Burton, interacting with the Brecker Brothers, and even duetting with Chick Corea on "Sea Journey." But Salvatore somehow manages to keep up with his illustrious sidemen, and the fairly complex music (which includes three of his impressive originals) rewards repeated listenings.
Tune Up 12th grade has been developed and written taking account the patterns and activities most relevant to the effective learning process adequate for 12th grade students in Chile. The book was created with the intention of giving the teacher a set of resources and guidelines that will facilitate interactive, fun and interesting classes and achieve visible results. By giving students access to a variety of authentic materials and orienting the lessons to encourage communication about real teenagers’ issues in Chile, the book provides a wide range of possibilities for both teacher and student.
Tune Up 4 has been developed and written taking account the patterns and activities most relevant to the effective learning process adequate for 12th grade students in Chile. Language textbooks often prioritise grammar and closed-response activities, but the goal of Tune Up 4 was to trust students' ability to not only follow instructions, but also to expand and develop their own ideas and opinions in English. By focusing on themes while giving functional examples of grammar, the book encourages students to express themselves individually and recognise their own unique path towards mastering the English language. Language, at its most basic, is needed for communication and verbal exchange of ideas. Concepts, vocabulary and grammar are irrelevant if they aren't used to effectively express oneself.