*Gives learners access to real language through a rich mixture of highly readable authentic texts selected from recently published sources, both British and American. *Reflects the stylistic variety that advanced learners have to be able to deal with. *Gives practice in specific points of grammar to consolidate and extend learners' existing knowledge. *Analysis of syntax helps learners to develop their reading and comprehension skills. *Grammar notes give explanations of points of grammar and syntax and include answers. *Reference section includes a glossary of grammar terms and concepts, background information on the texts, and a detailed structural index for quick and easy reference.