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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 (A2)


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    • Psychology: How do sports make you feel?
      • Reading 1: A Super Soccer Fan (mobile)
      • Reading Skill: Identifying supporting sentences and details (mobile)
      • Reading 2: The History of Soccer (mobile)
      • Vocabulary Skill: The prefix un- (mobile)
      • Writing Skill: Writing supporting sentences and details (mobile)
      • Grammar: Preposition of location (mobile)
    • Psychology: Why do we enjoy sports?
      • Note-taking Skill: Using numbers lists to organize information
      • Listening 1: Body and Mind (mobile)
      • Listening Skill: Listening for signal words and phrases¬†(mobile)
      • Listening 2: Sports in Our Lives (mobile)
      • Vocabulary Skill: Using the dictionary (mobile)
      • Grammar: Gerunds as subjects or objects (mobile)
      • Pronunciation: Intonation in questions (mobile)
      • Speaking Skill: Asking for and giving opinions
      • Unit Assignment: Interview a group about sport preferences (mobile)
    • Ethics: Is it ever OK to lie?
      • Reading 1: The Lies People Tell (mobile)
      • Reading Skill: Identifying pronoun referents (mobile)
      • Reading 2: Honesty and Parenting (mobile)
      • Vocabulary Skill: Collocations (mobile)
      • Writing Skill: Writing concluding sentences (mobile)
      • Grammar: Infinitives of purpose (mobile)
    • Philosophy: When is honesty important?
    • Behavioral Science: How are children and adults different?
    • Behavioral Science: Is it ever too late to change?
    • Psychology: What are you afraid of?
    • Psychology: When is it good to be afraid?