Each book in the ENGLISH WITH ATTITUDE series contains a thematically linked collection of texts, with accompanying activities and assessments balanced across the six modes of listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and presenting. The themes have been chosen by groups of students as being of abiding interest, and offer rich opportunities for broader and deeper enquiries across a variety of learning areas for schools looking at cross-curriculum courses of study. The series has been written specifically to help students and teachers meet the requirements of Level 5 English in the New Zealand Curriculum. Students working at Levels 3, 4 and 6 of the Curriculum are also catered for by the wide range of texts in each book, and the open-ended activities that accompany them - ideal for differentiated classrooms. Every book covers two Level 5 Achievement Objectives from the Listening, Reading and Viewing strand, and two from the Speaking, Writing and Presenting strand. Three books together will cover the Achievement Objectives for a year's work. ADDICTED TO ADRENALIN delves into the exciting world of sports. From the more everyday sports such as rugby, netball and soccer to the edgy and different freestyle skiing, motocross and large wave surfing. Students will meet new sporting stars as they study a variety of texts that address the Achievement Objectives: How to show an understanding of ideas within, across and beyond texts * How to show understanding of a range of structures * How to select, develop and communicate purposeful ideas on a range of topics * How to organise texts, using a range of appropriate, effective structures.