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 (B1)


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    • Urban Planning: What makes a public place appealing?
      • Reading 1: The New Oases
      • Reading Skill: Following ideas
      • Reading 2: A Path to Road Safety with No Signposts
      • Vocabulary Skill: Using the dictionary: verb complements
      • Grammar: Passive voice to focus information
      • Writing Skill: Connecting information
      • Unit Assignment: Write an analysis essay
    • Sociology: How do you make a space your own?
      • Note-taking Skill: Organizing notes into a formal outline
      • Listening 1: Environmental Psychology
      • Listening Skill: Recognizing organizational cues
      • Listening 2: What Your Stuff Says about You
      • Vocabulary Skill: Words with multiple meanings
      • Grammar: Conditionals
      • Pronunciation: Thought groups
      • Speaking Skill: Giving advice
      • Unit Assignment: Role-play a talk show
    • Ecology: How can we turn trash into treasure?
    • Marketing: Where do new ideas come from?
    • Psychology: Why do people want to change who they are?
    • Cultural Studies: How do people react to change?
    • Health Sciences: What energizes people?
    • Environmental Studies: Where should the world’s energy come from?
      • Speaking Skills: Debating opinions