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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    • Psychology: Why do people take risks?
      • Reading 1: Fear Factor: Success and Risk in Extreme Sports (Mobile)
      • Reading Skill: Using referents to understand the contrast (Mobile)
      • Reading 2: The Climb of My Life (Mobile)
      • Vocabulary Skill: Using the dictionary to find the correct meaning (Mobile)
      • Writing Skill: Writing a narrative essay (Mobile)
      • Grammar: Shifts between past and present time frames (Mobile)
      • Unit Assignment: Write a narrative essay
    • Behavioral Science: What risks are good to take?
      • Note-taking Skill: Separating risks and outcomes using a chart (Mobile)
      • Listening 1: Write Your Own Success Story (Mobile)
      • Listening Skill: Identifying amounts; cardinal and ordinal numbers (Mobile)
      • Listening 2: Science on the Edge (Mobile)
      • Vocabulary Skill: Word families
      • Grammar: Past perfect (Mobile)
      • Pronunciation: Contraction of had (Mobile)
      • Speaking Skill: Giving a short presentation (Mobile)
      • Unit Assignment: Give a short presentation
    • Philosophy: Why do people help each other?
    • Philosophy: Are we responsible for the world we live in?
    • Economics: How can a small amount of money make a big difference?
    • Economics: Can money buy happiness?
    • Behavioral Studies: What does it take to be successful?
    • Behavioral Science: What can we learn from success and failure?