Complements advanced level German course books, encouraging independent study and providing practice in reading and understanding longer texts of different types. Students will also develop the vocabulary needed to understand and talk about important issues in modern German society. Each book contains eight photocopiable self-study units based on authentic texts. Lively, interesting and carefully graded, the exercises begin with identification of key words and comprehension questions, followed by detailed and precisely focused practice with the new vocabulary, grammar and phrases. Units conclude with a written exercise and a topic for debate. Extensive 'LÃ¶sungen und ErlÃ¤uterungen' sections give correct answers to and commentaries on the exercises, in addition to sample essays. Grammar and shades of meaning are explained simply but thoroughly, so that students can develop their language skills rapidly without the need to work closely with a teacher.