Presentation - A pair of striking photos announce the chapter region and theme. A geographical photo is accompanied by basic information about the region while a thematic photo introduces the communication goals, the grammatical structures, and the cultural topic. The photos may be used as a warm-up or as an end-of-chapter activity. Per cominciare - This presents the thematic vocabulary and grammatical structures, which become the active material for the chapter, in two meaningful contexts: via an illustrated text or authentic document and via a dialogue (or dialogues), called Incontri.Nota culturale - Presents topics related to the chapter theme. Specific terms are explained or pertinent statistics are provided at the outset, preparing students to understand and discuss the text. Each Nota culturale is followed by a set of comprehension questions or discussion points. Grammatica - Is divided into several manageable sections, each built around the specific function the grammar serves. The structure iteself is introduced in context via a set of sample sentences. Each grammar explanation is followed by a set of Attivita, which progress from controlled manipulation of the structure to open-ended communication, with ample opportunity for student interaction in pairs and groups.