If you are starting to learn English - this is one of the best books you can buy for yourself. It has SO MANY topics that it covers almost all topics of everyday life. Unfortunately, there is no transcription so you have to buy the CDs. Other than that it is a great book. Topis include family, everyday activities and language, home, community, describing things, colors and clothing, numbers, money, time, food, shopping, community services, health, school and activities, work, transportation and travel, recreation and entertainment, nature, international travel and tourism. Each page has some exercises on the bottom to topic.