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Tense Buster V9 5-levels
 

Overview

Tense Buster helps learners improve their understanding of key grammar areas from Elementary to Advanced levels.

 

  • Tense Buster Elementary (~IELTS overall band score 3.0)
  • Tense Buster Pre-Intermediate (~IELTS overall band score 4.0-4.5)
  • Tense Buster Intermediate (~IELTS overall band score 5.0)
  • Tense Buster Upper Intermediate (~IELTS overall band score 5.0-6.0)
  • Tense Buster Advanced (~IELTS overall band score 5.5-6.5)

What is the approach?

  • Each unit begins with a presentation based on a dialogue, newspaper article or radio broadcast, where learners are encouraged to form theories about how the grammar works.
  • Next comes a grammar rule where they confirm or correct their theories.
  • Learners then move on to practice activities in which the language is contextualised and key aspects of form and function are highlighted.
  • Each unit concludes with a randomised test enabling students to gauge their progress.

Other useful features

  • includes detailed feedback in exercises to help students understand where they went wrong, so they can avoid making the same mistakes in future.
  • includes a video-based pronunciation exercise relating to the grammar point.
Road to IELTS - Academic
 

Overview

 

  • Road to IELTS is ideal for IELTS preparation.
  • The interactive activities, advice videos, and practice tests are aimed precisely at the challenges candidates face.

How does it work ?

  • Road to IELTS is organised by skill (reading, listening, speaking, writing). There is no set learning path; learners can choose the order in which they tackle the four key resources within each skill area:
  • Starting out: an eBook introducing each paper and explaining task types.
  • Advice and tutorial videos: experts explain the best way to prepare for IELTS.
  • Practice zone: candidates practise tackling the various question types, pick up exam tips and familiarise themselves with the exam format.
  • Test practice: candidates simulate the test experience with three full mock tests in each of the Reading, Writing, and Listening papers.
Clear Pronunciation I (Sounds)
 

Overview

 

  • Clear Pronunciation I (Sounds) helps learners recognise and pronounce 43 English phonemes: vowels, consonants and diphthongs.
  • The programme provides both comprehensive input for the sounds, and models for learners to copy.
  • The Recorder enables users to record their voice and assess their pronunciation against that of a native speaker.

What is the approach?

  • Each of the 25 units in the programme contrasts two sounds, for example, head/had, there/dare, hair/hear.
  • The first screen presents each sound independently — both in isolation and in the context of individual words — through video and audio.
  • The second activity presents examples of the sound in sentences for learners to listen to and repeat.
  • They then move on to a discrimination exercise where they listen to the target phonemes and identify them to complete a task.
  • Again, learners can use the Recorder for further practice in producing the sound.
  • Learners then meet the target sounds in a real-world context. They might listen to someone describing a photograph, a child singing a nursery rhyme or the repeated vowel sounds in movie titles.
Clear Pronunciation II (Speech)
 

Overview

 

  • In Clear Pronunciation II (Speech), students learn to put the sounds of English together in natural speech.
  • This programme helps students to recognise and accurately produce word stress, sentence stress, consonant clusters, connected speech and intonation.

How does it work ?

  • First, a teacher clearly explains and illustrates each topic in a series of videos.
  • Learners then listen to audio clips, identify the target pronunciation feature and practise repeating it.
  • The integrated Recorder enables users to record their voice and assess their pronunciation against that of a native speaker.

A range of voices

  • Clear Pronunciation includes a wide range of speakers: male and female; young and middle-aged; English, Scottish, Australian, New Zealand, North American, Chinese, Indian.
  • Learners are therefore exposed to the variety of accents they should expect to encounter in real life.
Study Skills Success V9
 

Overview

 

  • Study Skills Success is for students in their final years at school and first year in higher education.
  • It provides comprehensive coverage of skills and resources that will enable students to approach their academic studies effectively and with confidence.

What is the approach?

  • Each unit begins with a video introduction where a teacher explainsa challenge learners will face and students give their own viewsbased on their own experiences.
  • The unit then takes learners through a series of teaching points and interactive activities, helping them to develop the skillsand strategies they need to meet this challenge.
Active Reading
 

Overview

 

  • The programme comes at six levels from Elementary to Advanced, with ten units in each level.
  • Each unit starts with a video introduction, moves through controlled practice and comprehension exercises and concludes with a freer activity which expands on the topic.

A range of target texts & skills

  • The starting point is to present texts which are relevant, stimulating and lively.
  • Topics range from advertisements for diets, to Internet posts on wireless gaming, to ecotourism.
  • Text types include newspaper and magazine articles, emails,poems, recipes, stories and press releases.
Practical Writing
 

Overview

 

  • Practical Writing is for students who need to use written English both at school and in their personal life.
  • Practical Writing helps students structure their message, select the right vocabulary and choose the most appropriate style.

What is the approach?

  • Video introduction. A teacher explains the learning objectives of the unit — for example, to build an online profile and proofread it.
  • Phone app for vocab. Students can use the integrated phone app to pre-learn vocabulary for the unit through study cards and games. It's fun and convenient.
  • Interactive activities. In each unit, students work through 12 interactive activities: exercises, quizzes, tests and writing assignments.
  • Study sheets. Each unit includes a Resource Bank of study sheets, transcripts and model writing. Learners can refer to it at any time.