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 (A2)

Tracks:

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    • Business: What is a good job?
      • Reading 1: The Right Job for You
      • Reading Skill: Previewing a text
      • Reading 2: The World of Work
      • Vocabulary Skill: Word forms
      • Writing Skill: Writing a main idea and supporting sentences
      • Grammar: Verbs + infinitives (like, want, and need)
      • Unit Assignment: Write about a job that’s right for you
    • Business: How can you find a good job? 
      • Note-taking Skill: Writing key words and main ideas
      • Listening 1: Looking for a job
      • Listening Skill: Listening for keywords and phrases
      • Listening 2: The Right Person for the Job
      • Vocabulary Skill: Distinguishing Between Words with Similar Meanings
      • Grammar: Simple present and simple past
      • Pronunciation: Simple past -ed
      • Speaking Skill: Asking for repetition and clarification
    • Global Studies: Why do people immigrate to other countries?
    • Cultural Studies: Why do we study other cultures?
    • Sociology: Why is vacation important?
    • Sociology: What is the best kind of vacation?
    • Physiology: What makes you laugh?
    • Physiology: Who makes you laugh?