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 (B2)


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    • Sociology: What makes someone admirable?
      • Reading Skill: Previewing and predicting (mobile)
      • Reading 1: We All Need a Role Model (mobile)
      • Reading 2: Search for 100 Real-Life Heroes (mobile)
      • Vocabulary Skill: Using the dictionary (mobile)
      • Writing Skill: Organizing and developing an essay (mobile)
      • Grammar: Restrictive relative clauses (mobile)
      • Unit Assignment: Write a three-paragraph analysis essay
    • Business: What makes a good leader?
      • Note-taking Skill: Using a chart to organize notes about main ideas
      • Listening Skill: Listening for main ideas (mobile)
      • Listening 1: Best of Both Worlds? (mobile)
      • Listening 2: Myths of Effective Leadership (mobile)
      • Vocabulary Skill: Understanding meaning from context (mobile)
      • Grammar: Gerunds and infinitives (mobile)
      • Pronunciation: Syllable stress (mobile)
      • Speaking Skill: Checking for understanding (mobile)
      • Unit Assignment: Give a presentation on how to be an effective leader
    • Consumer Behavior: What makes you want to buy something?
    • Behavioral Science: How does appearance affect our success?
      • Speaking Skill: Confirming understanding (mobile)
    • Developmental Psychology: What important lessons do we learn as children?
    • Developmental Psychology: When does a child become an adult?
    • Anthropology: How important is it to write by hand?
      • Reading 2: Haji Noor Deen- A Chinese Muslim Calligrapher (mobile)
    • Fine Arts: Why do people do things by hand?
      • Speaking Skill: Avoiding answering questions
      • Unit Assignment: Present a business plan