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 (B1)


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    • Sociology: How do you make a good first impression?
      • Reading 1: Small Talk: A Big Deal
      • Reading Skill: Identifying main ideas and supporting details
      • Reading 2: Job Interviews 101
      • Vocabulary Skill: Using the dictionary to identify word forms
      • Writing Skill: Organizing and developing a paragraph
      • Grammar: Real conditionals: present and future
      • Unit Assignment: Write a “how to” paragraph
    • Sociology: Are first impression accurate?
      • Note-taking Skill: Using notes to summarize a lecture
      • Listening 1: The Psychology of First Impressions
      • Listening Skill: Making inferences
      • Listening 2: Book Review of Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
      • Vocabulary Skill: Suffixes
      • Grammar: Auxiliary verbs do, be, have
      • Pronunciation: Contractions with auxiliary verbs
      • Speaking Skill: Taking conversational turns
    • Nutritional Science: What makes food taste good?
    • Nutritional Science: What’s more important: taste or nutrition?
    • Information technology: How has technology affected our lives?
    • Psychology: Is change good or bad?
    • Marketing: Does advertising help or harm us?
    • Marketing: How can advertisers change our behavior?