The Author


        Mr.Mustapha Louznadji had many years of experience as a teacher of English at the secondary education before graduated Inspector of National Education  . Since then he had extensive and varied experience of language teaching; teacher - education and  development, textbook-writer, textbooks-assessor, and has contributed seminars, pre-service teacher training, conferences as well as professional journals. 

He was granted the first Outstanding Achievement Award in 2009 and he is listed among the teacher heroes in the My Hero Project


The Book

‘ English, Open Doors ’ has been especially designed to appeal to students at the Secondary Education. It provides intensive skills through a variety of activities designed to maximise students involvement and motivation.


‘ English, Open Doors ’ is intended to provide students with convenient, well-structured materials to teaching English. From motivating introductory questions to challenging activities, it suggests a step – by -  step plan to ensure successful learning.


‘ English, Open Doors ’ comprises thirteen units which contain a variety of topics of current interest, ranging from ‘ The Challenges of the UN ’ to ‘ Racial Discrimination ’ and ‘ The English Language ’ , ‘ Youth and World Problems ’ to ‘ Medical Sciences ’ ,

‘ Technology ’, ‘ Leisure and Entertainment ’ and ‘ Employment ’.

Each unit in ‘ English , Open Doors ’ focuses on a specific theme and consists of the following  sections :


Brainstorming ’ : interesting facts, proverbs, quotations, sayings and pictures are included to introduce the lesson and motivate class discussion.


Comprehension  :  is aimed at reading comprehension and consists of texts, newspaper articles, interviews, letters and a variety of activities related both to the reading passage and vocabulary items. The high-interest content makes the subject more interesting, more practical and more readable.


Mastery of Language ’ : contains activities designed for further practice at the level of mechanics, morphology, syntax, discourse as well as pronunciation points.

Here are some types activities included in these sub-sections:



v  Supplying capitals and punctuation

v  Spotting the wrong capitals


Morphology :

v  Deriving nouns, adjectives and verbs

v  Giving opposites of words by keeping the same root

v  Dividing words into roots and affixes

v  Adding a prefix or / and a suffix to a given root word



v  Making questions that the underlined words answer

v  Combining two sentences with the connectors provided

v  Paraphrasing with clues given or with no clues given

v  Supplying the appropriate tense


Discourse :

v  Fill in the gaps with words provided or with no words provided

v  Matching questions and  answers

v  Reordering words, sentences or paragraphs

v  Supplying the missing words

v  Deleting the unnecessary words


Pronunciation points :

v  Classifying the final ‘ s ’ / ‘ ed ’ according to the appropriate pronunciation

v  Classifying words according to the number of their syllables

v  Classifying or dividing words according to the stressed syllables


How much do you know ?’ : reviews the major concepts covered in each unit. The reviews are cumulative. They include activities and the most important language points taught. The reviews are used as ‘ test ’ to indicate the degree to which students have mastered the materials in the appropriate unit. They can also be used as diagnostic tools to determine which language points areas need attention.


Class Discussion ’ : provides activities for creative role play, generally in the form of a group discussion and then class discussion or problem-solving activities. It is encouraged through the use of pictures, quotations and proverbs. It encourages students to make judgements and select from alternative solutions.

’ Class Discussion ’ gives the opportunity to students to express themselves in real world situations, exchange ideas, take notes and therefore be ready for any while-activity phase.


Written Expression ’ : combines both guided and free writing. The emphasis in teaching writing is to make students use the previously learned materials, express themselves with reasonable accuracy, and develop confidence and a sense of power over the language.


Need to Know ’ : takes students beyond the core text materials. Included are biographies of famous scientists for example, fantastic facts, interesting information about a particular subject and more.


Reading for Leisure : includes very interesting texts, poems and songs… It allows students to know more about the subject and sheer pleasure and excitement by the easy-to-read nature of the different materials.


Most importantly, ‘ English, Open Doors ’ offers a framework for teachers who lack training and support. The hope is that such teachers, either beginners or experienced, will begin by following the steps of a unit as they are stated in the book but, as their confidence increases, they will adapt and add materials that will meet their students’ needs, abilities and motivation.




Read a sample

Unit 6.

 English in the 21st  Century.


Get ready for the reading passage.

Activity 1.

What do the following pictures represent ?



Activity 2.

           How much do you know about the Royal  Family ?


Circle the letter of the one answer that best completes the sentence.


1)      Britain is one of the few remaining ........................ in the world.


a) republics

b) monarchies



2) The Queen Elizabeth II has been on the throne since ........................ .


a) 1952

b) 1988



3)  Her husband is Prince ........................, Duke of Edinburgh.


a) George

b) Philip



4) Their four ........................ are: Charles,  Anne, Andrew and Edward.


a) children

b) friends



5) The Royal Family also includes the queen’s ........................, Princess Margaret.


a) brother




6) Queen Elizabeth - the Queen Mother - is the ........................ of George VI.


a) widow

b) wife



7) The eldest son or ........................ of the monarch is heir to the throne.


a) uncle

b) daughter



8) Prince Charles is due to succeed his ........................ .


a) father

b) mother


Activity 3.


Using the information in activity 1, write a short paragraph entitled ‘ The Royal Family ’.


Activity 4.


Here are the answers to some questions about the paragraph ‘ The Royal Family’ you have already written. Write the questions.

1) 1952

2) Edinburgh

3) four

4)  George VI



Reading Comprehension

Read the following text carefully and then do the activities.


English  in the 21st Century.


 The global spread of English over  the last century is remarkable. It is unprecedented in several ways: by the increasing number of users of the language, by its depth of penetration into societies, by its range of functions.


World-wide over 1.4 billion people live in countries where English has official status. One out of five of the world’s population speaks English with some degree of competence.


Over 70% of the world’s scientists read English and publish their findings in English. About 85% of the world’s mail is written in English. And 90% of all information in the world’s electronic retrieval systems is stored in English. By 2010, the number of people who speak English as a second or foreign language will exceed the number of native speakers.


The English language will dominate the world of science, technology and commerce. It will also dominate the information age and contribute to compress time and distance. It will certainly close the gap between spoken and written English when using computer-mediated communication.


This widespread of English will undoubtedly make the world’s population realise that the English language is not the property of  only a few countries. Instead, it is a vehicle that is used globally and will lead to more opportunities. It belongs to whoever uses it for whatever purpose or need.




 Activity 1.

 a) Choose the one other good title for this text.

                       The widespread of English

                       The English Language

                       The Use of English

b) Write a sentence telling why you chose that title.


Activity 2.


What do the following figures  refer to ?

a) 70 %


b) 85 %

C) 90 %



 Activity 3.

               Answer the following questions according to the text.

           1.  How many people live in countries where English has official status ?

           2.  What will happen by the year 2010 ?

         3.   According to you, how would English contribute to compress time an distance ?




Activity 1.

Match a definition ( 1 - 4 ) with the corresponding word ( a - h ). Not all words are used.


a) spread

b) remarkable

c) language

d) competence

e) information

f) to exceed

g) to dominate

h) opportunities







       the extend or expand of something

       a  system of words used to communicate

       a set of circumstances that are suitable for a particular purpose

       to be greater than


Activity 2.


Complete the following sentences with words from the list given in activity 1.


·      English is a universal. ..................... .

·      More jobs  ..................... are offered to those who master English.

·      Experts believe that  English will  ..................... the information age.

·      Though English is spoken with some degree of .....................  , people are able to communicate.


Mechanics .

Capitalisation and Punctuation

a)  Capitalisation :

Study the following examples :


            The global spread of English over the last century is remarkable.

            The Royal Family.

            The Queen Elizabeth has been on the throne since 1952.

            Her husband is Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Here are some common points that might help you use capitalisation.


Capitalise :


1)  first word in sentences :

first word in direct quotations :

first word  in the greeting and

closing letters :

2) proper nouns :

     people / initials :

streets :

cities / countries / continents :

areas / regions :

months / days :

schools :

organisation :

companies :

buildings :

languages :

planets :


3)  Proper adjectives :


4)  Titles :

book / story / poem / song / play / film.... :

magazine / newspaper :

prize /  title

5) work of art :


Examples :


My brother is interested in languages.

«  My sister speaks English. »

Dear Bill, 



Martin Luther King   /  J.F. Kennedy

High  Street

Algiers   /  Algeria  /  Africa

South Pole  /  Midwest

June  /  Monday

Mehdi Bouabdelli School

The United Nations

Sonatrach Company

World Trade Centre

English  /  Arabic  /  French

Earth  / Saturn  /  Neptune


Italian pastry  /  South African writer



The Royal Family  /  Titanic

The Independent

Princess Margaret  /  Nobel Prize


Mona Lisa


Activity 1.

a)  Insert capital letters where necessary.



canadian bacon

dear Susan,

president Abraham lincoln


Good morning, mayor

Very truly yours,

Puerto rican sunset


Great expectations

your friend

Spanish music


b)  Put each word or group of words  from the table above  in the appropriate column.( The first examples have been given ).






Adjectives from proper nouns


Greeting &

closing letters



President Abraham Lincoln.



..Canadian bacon.





....Dear Susan,.....










Activity 2.

In every sentence, one word should be capitalised. Correct it.


à      Visiting london is very exciting.

à      An Algerian holiday is fifth of july.

à      they drank  cups of English tea.

à      I’d like to see hamlet.

à      Charles and Andrew are edward’s brothers.


b) Punctuation.

Study the following examples :

            One out five of the world’s population speaks English .

            Have you visited Britain before ?

            What a beautiful museum it is !

Here are  some common rules that might help use punctuation.

1)  We use a full stop, a question mark, an exclamation mark at the end of a sentence.

( see the examples above ).

a)   to separate words in a series :

b)  after introductory words or phrases :

c)   to set off interrupting words :


d)  after a dependent clause that begins

 a  sentence :

e) to separate numerals

or items in a date :

a)   after the greeting in a friendly letter :

b)  after the closing in all letters :


 e.g. I like English, Arabic and French.

 e.g. By the way, where is my book ?

e.g. Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, is the third child of Queen Elizabeth.

e.g. When she arrives at Heathrow,

she’ll go to Oxford.

 e.g. The painting was sold for $ 4,900 on Monday, February 2.

e.g. Dear Amina ,

 e.g. Yours truly ,








Activity 1.

Capitalise and punctuate where necessary.  The number of capitalisation and punctuation to be supplied in each sentence is given on the left.

(  Cap » Capitalisation  /  Pun » Punctuation  )





The british commonwealth is an association of twenty-one independent  nations and of colonies under British control.



the colonies are governed from london But, the sooner or  later they’ll become independent.



english is the principal language of three important independent   countries of the Commonwealth : Canada Australia and New zealand.



The Queen of the united Kingdom is also the head of the Commonwealth



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The unit in this book includes:

  • Reading Comprehension.
  • Lexis
  • Grammar and Practice
  • How much do you know?
  • Written Expression
  • Class Discussion.
  • Need to know

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