Big English – Theme Song Lyrics

The Big English Song

From the mountaintops to the bottom of the sea,
From a big blue whale to a baby bumblebee-
If you’re big, if you’re small, you can have it all,
And you can be anything you want to be!

Chorus

It’s bigger than you. It’s bigger than me.
There’s so much to do and there’s so much to see!
The world is big and beautiful and so are we!
Think big! Dream big! Big English!

So in every land, from the desert to the sea
We can all join hands and be one big family.
If we love, if we care, we can go anywhere!
The world belongs to everyone; it’s ours to share.

Chorus

It’s bigger than you. It’s bigger than me.
There’s so much to do and there’s so much to see!
The world is big and beautiful and so are we!
Think big! Dream big! Big English!

Chorus

It’s bigger than you. It’s bigger than me.
There’s so much to do and there’s so much to see!
The world is big and beautiful and waiting for me.
A One, two, three…
Think big! Dream big! Big English!

WHAT IS BIG ENGLISH PLUS?

Big English Plus takes the proven methodological approach and features of Big English and enhances these with additional reading, grammar and exam preparation material.

Big English Plus addresses the needs of intensive, aspirational schools for more teaching material to consolidate core skills and prepare students for exams.

Big English Plus provides everything teachers need to deliver great lessons and achieve high results: rich content and photo-intensive design, a real world focus, integrated assessment and an online practice and diagnostic tool.

WHAT'S BIGGER IN BIG ENGLISH PLUS?

  •   MORE reading
  •   MORE grammar
  •   MORE exam preparation

Challenge your students with
longer, more complex texts and
grammar and new vocabulary.

Engage your students with more
reading and activities based on a
variety of real world content.

Develop 21st Century Skills with
more challenging activities that
require collaboration, communication
and critical thinking.

Build confidence in taking exams
by more frequent exposure to
exam style tasks and formats.

LEVELS

Correlation to exams

Click here to see detailed correlation chart to CYLETS

COMPONENTS


Each thematic unit presents key language in context and through activities, including songs and chants, stories, sticker activities and projects. Students work independently, in pairs or groups to develop core English language skills and 21st Century Skills, such as communication, collaboration and critical thinking. Four-page Checkpoints after every three units focus on Assessment for Learning and allow students to assess their own progress. Each book includes a Young Learner's Exams preparation section.

18 extra pages of reading skills
18 extra pages of grammar
6 extra pages of exam preparation
Grammar is presented visually and practiced interactively, to keep students involved and interested. Fun activities reinforce and motivate students to understand and acquire new language.
Students are exposed to exam style tasks and formats from the beginning and throughout the course, building confidence in taking external exams.
A variety of content from subjects such as Science, Maths, History and Art is presented throughout the course, introducing the necessary vocabulary for students to learn other subjects and achieve comprehension beyond the everyday.

The Workbook, with color photographs and illustrations, provides engaging additional practice for each unit in the Student's Book. Workbook pages can be used on an Interactive Whiteboard, projector and in MyEnglishLab.

27 extra pages of reading skills
9 extra pages of grammar

The Teacher's Book provides step-by-step Lesson Plans, activities and ideas, a game bank, Student's Book and Workbook audio scripts, Workbook answer keys, and notes for using the Young Learners' Exams Practice Materials found in the Student's Book. Assessment for Learning techniques and ideas for developing 21st Century Skills are contained in each Lesson Plan.

Objectives for each class are clearly identified.
Guidelines for activities to develop Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration and Self Direction.
Teaching Tips designed to get the best from students.
Ideas for additonal games and activities to reinforce learning in a fun way.

MyEnglishLab is an online learning tool that provides an enriched learning environment and activities that are instantly graded. It helps you personalize tasks for each student to help them reach their goals using a range of diagnostic tools.

Enriched Learning

Young learners enjoy doing homework with the fun and engaging activities on MyEnglishLab making it easy and fun to practice and study online.

Informed Teaching

  • Use MyEnglishLab to measure your students' progress and understand their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Quickly identify struggling students and spend more time teaching so your students can achieve their goals.

The Student CD-ROM has interactive activities and games for extra practice. It also includes songs, including karaoke versions for students to share what they have learned at home.


Theme-based documentary video clips focus on Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). It comes with video guides.
Teacher's resource materials including:
- ABC and handwriting tracing worksheets
- Classroom games and activities
- Graphic organizers.
Assessment pack gives an overview of language assessment for young children and placement tests, practice tests, unit tests, review tests, final exams and materials for oral assessment.
Electronic version of the Picture Cards.

The Audio CDs contain listening activities, songs, including karaoke versions, unit stories and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) readings.

Big English Plus Class Audio CD's have all the corresponding extra materials as the Student's Book and the Workbook.

Perfect for big classes, large clear cards illustrate target vocabulary. Cards are available in print and digital format.


- Nine thematic posters elicit and review target vocabulary.
- Three grammar posters for the classroom provide on-the-spot reference for learners.


  • Key performance measurement tool
  • Overview of language assessment for young children
  • Comprehensive range of tests including placement test, practice tests, unit tests, materials for oral assessment and final exam
  • ExamView test-generating software

Why Choose Big English Plus?

Engage students with rich content

  • Content Connection presents topics from across the curriculum, extending
    students' vocabulary and enabling them to embrace a wider academic
    environment.
  • Culture Connection teaches young learners about the world around them.
  • Games and videos make learning fun with short tasks and a mix of heads up and heads
    down activities.

Consolidate core skills with extra materials

  • Extra reading and grammar material gives students more opportunity to practice.
  • New exam style tasks and formats build confidence in taking external exams right from the
    beginning of the course.

Motivate students to achieve their learning goals

  • Goals are identified at the start of each unit so students know what they need to achieve.
  • Ongoing assessment shows students what they know and where they need help.
  • Online tests immediately show parents how their children are improving.
  • Extra exam preparation activities familiarize students with the content and format of the
    Cambridge Young Learners English Tests (CYLET).

Ready for some Big Ideas?

Watch author, Mario Herrera,
describe how language
training is changing.

Big English Plus is the only primary course to combine the latest techniques to engage students to create
the most effective outcomes.

Authors

Mario Herrera

Mario Herrera has a degree in education and an MA in EFL. He has taught English for more than 30 years at all levels, from young children to adults.
He is the author and co-author of many acclaimed ESL/EFL series that are used in levels ranging from pre-primary to junior high schools. His previous series include Backpack, a seven-level primary EFL course, Pockets, a
three-level pre-primary EFL course and Cool Chat Connected, an EFL course for secondary schools. As an international consultant and teacher trainer,
Mario Herrera travels the globe, directing seminars and delivering professional development workshops throughout the Americas, Europe, the
Middle East and Asia.

Christopher Sol Cruz

Christopher Sol Cruz has been involved in the field of English language instruction and materials writing since 1988. Sol Cruz has written numerous English learning materials for a variety of age groups in Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and the US. In addition to writing, Sol Cruz has given academic presentations and run teacher professional development workshops around the world, and is an avid language learner.

Try Big English Plus

Book

Download sample units from the Student's Book and Teacher's Book to try out in the classroom

Videos

Learning should be fun. Watch some of the videos you can use in the classroom.

Audio

Listen to the sample songs and hear the multiple exposures to new language and intensive recycling in practice.

Book

Download sample units from the Student's Book and Teacher's Book to try out in the classroom

Videos

Learning should be fun. Watch some of the videos you can use in the classroom.

Audio

Listen to the sample songs and hear the multiple exposures to new language and intensive recycling in practice.

Book

Download sample units from the Student's Book and Teacher's Book to try out in the classroom

Videos

Learning should be fun. Watch some of the videos you can use in the classroom.

Audio

Listen to the sample songs and hear the multiple exposures to new language and intensive recycling in practice.

Book

Download sample units from the Student's Book and Teacher's Book to try out in the classroom

Videos

Learning should be fun. Watch some of the videos you can use in the classroom.

Audio

Listen to the sample songs and hear the multiple exposures to new language and intensive recycling in practice.

Book

Download sample units from the Student's Book and Teacher's Book to try out in the classroom

Videos

Learning should be fun. Watch some of the videos you can use in the classroom.

Audio

Listen to the sample songs and hear the multiple exposures to new language and intensive recycling in practice.

Book

Download sample units from the Student's Book and Teacher's Book to try out in the classroom

Videos

Learning should be fun. Watch some of the videos you can use in the classroom.

Audio

Listen to the sample songs and hear the multiple exposures to new language and intensive recycling in practice.

ACTIVITY BOOK AUDIOS

Click to download the audio files

MyEnglishLab

To access the Student experience:

Username:be_prim_STU

Password:Password@123

Student Access:ESSPBC-FRILL-PURSY-SAYAN-FIERI-GAMES

To access the Teacher experience:

Username:be_prim_EDU

Password:Password@123

Teacher Access:EESPBK-COWS-POME-SYNC-FOOT-SAGE

View the MyEnglishLab Demo  

Perfect Partners

Big English Word Games

Learn vocabulary while competing in exciting games and building your own town.

Engage with young learners.

Content Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) Readers help kids discover the world around them through topics such as art, science and geography, presented in English.

Pearson English Kids Readers (CLIL) feature carefully graded stories that enable English language learners to enjoy reading, whatever their language level.

These readers are available in print and as interactive eBooks via the Pearson English Kids app.

For more information, please visit the Pearson English Kids Readers website.

http://kidsreaders.english.com/

Why choose Pearson?

IF YOU THOUGHT LEARNING WAS CONFINED TO THE CLASSROOM, THINK AGAIN.

We love what we do in English Language Teaching (ELT) at Pearson, because we get to work in lots of different types of classrooms around the world. Every day we look at ways of combining content, assessment, technology and services to help teachers and students across the world teach, learn and practise their English skills, making us the world's leading education company.

We believe in all kinds of learning, delivered at any time, in any place through materials of the highest quality, enabling you to achieve your English learning and teaching goals.