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Academic readiness

GGEP helps students to get ready for academic success. A greater variety of activities encourages students to use critical thinking skills, such as making inferences or synthesizing information from different texts.

Video in every unit adds a new dimension to the course, and provides an additional springboard for students to think critically. The documentary-style videos use material from the BBC and CBS, providing authentic, high-interest input related to the unit topic.

In the Listening and Speaking strand, the new note-taking skills section provides focused practice on this essential skill in every unit. And the writing syllabus in Reading and Writing has been extended and improved to help students progress from writing coherent sentences to structuring a full essay. The new online Writing Tutor supports students to write independently.

Vocabulary from the Oxford 3000 and Academic Word List is highlighted to help students focus on the most relevant words they need to learn.

Measurable progress

GGEP has an increased focus on measuring student progress. The new progress bar and clearly stated unit objectives motivate students to achieve their language learning goals. Students and teachers can also track their progress online, with new achievement badges that reward students as they complete the online activities.

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Course Information

Estimated Time: 3 months

Difficulty: Basic User (A1)


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    • Social Psychology: What kind of person are you?
      • Reading: What Kind of Person Are You?
      • Building Vocabulary: Descriptive adjectives
      • Reading Skill: Identifying topics and main ideas
      • Writing Skill: Writing simple sentences
      • Grammar: Present of be; Simple present affirmative statements
      • Unit Assignment: Write sentences to describe yourself
    • Social Psychology: What are you interested in?
      • Listening: Are You Interested in History? (Computer)
      • Building Vocabulary: Collocations for Hobbies and Interests
      • Grammar: Simple Present of be (Computer)
      • Note-taking Skill: Writing important words 
      • Pronunciation: Simple Present third-person -s/-es 
      • Speaking Skill: Keeping a conversation going
    • Education: Do students spend too much time in school?
      • Reading: Comparing Schools in Three Countries (mobile)
      • Building Vocabulary: Word families
      • Reading Skill: Scanning for names, dates, and times (mobile)
      • Writing Skills: Capitalization and punctuation (mobile)
      • Grammar: Simple present (mobile)
      • Unit Assignment: Give information about a school (mobile)
    • Education: What makes a good school?
      • Listening: Let’s Take a Tour
      • Listening Skill: Listening for Examples 
      • Note-taking Skill: Taking Notes on Examples
      • Building Vocabulary: Using Dictionary: Antonym
      • Grammar: Adjective;Adverb + Adjective
      • Pronunciation: Sentence Stress
      • Speaking Skills: Giving Opinions 
    • Cultural Studies: When do we eat special foods?
    • Cultural Studies: How do you choose your food?
    • Sociology: How do you have fun?
    • Sociology: What makes something fun?