'Straightforward' is a practical approach to methodology that prioritises what works in the real, as opposed to the ideal, classroom. Double-page lessons offer a balanced mix of language input, skills work and oral tasks. A wide range of speaking tasks help students become flexible communicators in English. An integrated lexical syllabus enriches students' vocabulary and encourages greater awareness of lexical patterns. Functional language lessons provide students who use English in their daily lives with language that is immediately useful.