Everyday English comic books are designed as progressive readers for learners of English as a second or foreign language. The series starts out with simple grammatical structures and vocabulary, then gradually build to more complex forms.
The situations in Book 5 cover common everyday language skills and competencies such as understanding safety signs and procedures, finding job resources, reading job ads and abbreviations used in want ads, using library resources, going on an interview, answering job-related questions, filling out an application, reporting to work, understanding a W-4 form, understanding Metric and American standard measurements, converting Metric to American standard measurements, doing basic math, planning and opening a business, reading news headlines, describing work responsibilities, understanding work rules and duties, and organizing an event (party).
The grammar recycles the structures presented in Books 1-4. Structures presented in this book include the use of the past continuous tense, reflexive pronouns, when / while, the present unreal (with would, could, if, and were), the present perfect tense, contrasting simple past and present perfect, regular and irregular forms of the past participle, for and since, the present perfect continuous, already / yet, still / not anymore, past participles used as adjectives, the expression “it takes ... (time), the preposition by, the passive voice, modals and auxiliary verbs in the passive voice, the agent in the passive voice, gerunds, expressions ending in prepositions, verbs followed by gerunds, and gerunds used in compound nouns.
The vocabulary includes safety terms, kinds of injuries, job titles, expressions of time used with the present perfect tense, job interview and application form terms, common work-related words, adjectives used in measurements, lines and shapes, and business terms.
This comic book is accompanied by a workbook: English for Better Jobs 3. The content of the second half of the workbook follows the same story line and characters, and it provides detailed grammar explanations, oral practice drills, and writing exercises that are presented in the last half of English for Better Jobs.