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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    • Business: What makes a family business successful?
      • Reading 1: Family Unity Builds Success (mobile)
      • Reading Skill: Skimming (mobile)
      • Reading 2: The Challenge of Running a Family Business (mobile)
      • Vocabulary Skill: Using the dictionary (mobile)
      • Writing Skill: Unity in a paragraph (mobile)
      • Grammar: Comparative and superlative adjectives (mobile)
      • Unit Assignment: Write a plan for a family business (mobile)
    • Sociology: What does it mean to be part of a family? 
      • Note-taking Skill: Using a simple outline (mobile)
      • Listening 1: Separated at Birth (mobile) 
      • Listening Skill: Listening for reasons and explanations (mobile)
      • Listening 2: Family History (mobile) 
      • Vocabulary Skill: Word families: verbs, nouns, adjectives (mobile) 
      • Grammar: Auxiliary verbs in questions (mobile)
      • Pronunciation: Intonation in questions with or. (mobile)
      • Speaking Skill: Expressing opinions (mobile)
      • Unit Assignment: Give a short speech
    • Information Technology: Do you prefer to get help form a person or a machine?
    • Business: Why do things yourself?  
    • Environmental Studies: Is it better to save what you have or buy new things
    • Environmental Studies: What happens to our trash?  
    • Public Health: How can we prevent diseases?
    • Public Health: How important is cleanliness?