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.

Course Instructor

Course Information

Estimated Time: 3 months

Difficulty: Independent User (B2)


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    • Nutritional Science: Should science influence what we eat?
      • Reading 1: Eating Well: Less Science, More Common Sense
      • Reading Skill: Recognizing bias
      • Reading 2: Anatomy of a Nutrition Trend
      • Vocabulary Skill: Cause and effect collocations
      • Writing Skill: Writing a cause and effect essay
      • Grammar: Agents with the passive voice
      • Unit Assignment: Write a cause and effect essay
    • Nutrition: How has science changed the food we eat?
      • Note-taking Skill: Editing notes after a lecture
      • Listening 1: Food Additives Linked to Hyperactivity in Kids
      • Listening Skill: Understanding bias in a presentation
      • Listening 2: The “Flavr Savr” Tomato
      • Vocabulary Skill: Prefixes and suffixes
      • Grammar: Comparative forms of adjectives and adverbs
      • Pronunciation: Other common intonation patterns
      • Speaking Skill: Expressing interest during a conversation
    • Education: Does school prepare you for work?
      • Reading 1: From Student to Employee: A Difficult Transition
      • Reading Skill: Using an outline
      • Reading 2: Making My First Post-College Career Decision
      • Vocabulary Skill: Word forms
      • Grammar: Reported speech with the present tense and shifting tenses
      • Writing Skill: Writing a summary
    • Education: Is one road to success better than another?
    • Anthropology: Is discovery always a good thing?
    • Anthropology: How can accidental discoveries affect our lives?
      • Speaking Skill: Using question to maintain listener to interest
    • Psychology: Why is it important to play?
    • Social Psychology: Is athletic competition good for children?
      • Unit Video: Children in Sports