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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: Independent User (B2)


    • Linguistics: What happens when a language disappears?
      • Reading 1: History of the Maori Language (mobile)
      • Reading Skill: Distinguishing main ideas from details  (mobile)
      • Reading 2: When Languages Die  (mobile)
      • Vocabulary Skill: Using a thesaurus (mobile)
      • Writing Skills: Writing an extended definition (mobile)
      • Grammar: Contrast and concession connectors (mobile)
      • Unit Assignment: Write an extended definition
    • Psychology: How does language affect who we are?
      • Listening 1: My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey (Mobile)
      • Listening Skill: Making inferences (Mobile)
      • Note-taking Skill: Organizing notes in the chronological order using a timeline  (Mobile)
      • Listening 2: The Story of My Life (Mobile)
      • Vocabulary Skill: Negative prefixes (Mobile)
      • Grammar: Passive voice (Mobile)
      • Pronunciation: Emphatic word stress (Mobile)
      • Speaking Skill: Using figurative language (Mobile)
      • Unit Assignment: Narrate a personal experience 
    • Education: Where can work, education, and fun overlap?
    • Sociology: What is the difference between work and fun?
    • Media Studies: How well does a picture illustrate the truth?
    • Psychology: How can the eyes deceive the mind?
    • International Relations: Why is global cooperation important?
    • International Relations: What does it mean to be a global citizen?
      • Unit Assignment: Report on a global problem