STAR TAXI is a movie-like scenario that was created for Japanese students of English who have had some exposure to the language and who wish to improve their speaking and listening ability. It is an upbeat and imaginative story told in twenty scenes of dialogue which the teacher stages and the students memorize and perform in pairs. Can be used as a course book for foreign students of any nationality who are pursuing English as a second language.
A young man with dreams of stardom finds himself in Hollywood penniless and without friends. He is exploited by a small time gangster who has a disturbing and overpowering influence on him. A cool, alternative Japanese girl who is about to make her first movie meets him and they beome friends. As he loses sight of his dream and becomes more deeply involved in the underworld, she helps him regain his integrity and orchestrates his escape. (Audio CD available.)