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EXPERIENCE – ENGAGE – EXCEL!

The most engaging experience in teaching exams to teens.

What is Gold Experience?

Experience the fun in learning English

Fast-paced, cool and engaging – Gold Experience will motivate your teenage students with its varied, age-appropriate topics and activities. Contexts such as the internet, social media, television and magazines are relevant to teenagers' lives and content-rich CLIL topics help your students learn about the world.

Gold Experience offers a complete package of print and digital materials, which provide maximum flexibility for your teaching situation.This brand new five-level exam preparation and general English course for teenagers is completely in line with the Cambridge English: First for Schools 2015 specifications.

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The Levels

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  • Gold Experience A1
    Pre-Cambridge English:
    Key for Schools
  • Gold Experience A2
    Cambridge English:
    Key for Schools
  • Gold Experience B1
    Cambridge English:
    Preliminary for Schools
  • Gold Experience B1+
    Pre-Cambridge English:
    First for Schools
  • Gold Experience B2
    Cambridge English:
    First for Schools

Components

Students' Book

Topic-based units offer thorough input and practice of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, with topic vocabulary and grammar presented in situations which exemplify their meaning and use.

SWITCH ON to watch authentic TV clips and video podcasts – each unit of the course has video material that’s fully integrated with topic and tasks.

POWER UP what teenagers know and get them sharing their ideas and knowledge of the world.

WORD XP, GRAMMAR XP, LANGUAGE XP tips and guidance take language skills to the next level.

SPEAK UP, LISTEN UP, WRITE ON sections teach new language in a personalized context helping students to engage, create and share.

EXAM TIPS give useful advice on how to develop and practice all skills for Cambridge English for Schools exams.

REVISION sections reinforce the vocabulary and grammar students have learnt.

Students’ eText

Do your students prefer learning English whilst using their tablets?

No problem!

eText is the students’ online or tablet component which contains the Students’ Book pages with integrated links to audio, video and games.

Pearson Students’ eTexts are compatible with Apple and Android tablets and can be used online or offline (via the Pearson eText App).

Get your Students to buy their Gold Experience Students’ eText and enjoy a fully digital classroom.

Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook

A 64-page workbook focused specifically on all the vocabulary and grammar areas taught in the Students’ Book and is suitable for both use in the classroom or homework.

MyEnglishLab

Gold Experience MyEnglishLab includes all the Workbook exercises in interactive format plus extra reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, all the videos as well as practice and review tests. With instantly graded activities plus tips and feed back, students are supported and guided to successfully complete the exercises.

Rely on this online learning tool to support your students even more effectively using the automated feed back it offers you on your students’ language strengths and weaknesses.

The MyEnglishLab is available as a package together with the Students' Book or the Students' eText.

Teacher's Book

  • Step-by-step guidance on how to use Gold Experience in the blended classroom.
  • Full teaching notes with answer key and audio scripts.
  • Ideas for additional and alternative activities.

Teacher's eText

eText for teachers is a digital component for classroom use on an interactive whiteboard. Available online or on disk, it contains the Students’ Book in digital format with links to audio, video, games and the Teacher’s Online Resource Materials.

Teacher's Online Resource Materials

  • Teaching notes with a wealth of additional classroom ideas
  • Integrated answer keys
  • Audio scripts.
  • Photocopiable worksheets.
  • Unit, mid- and end-of-year tests.

All the support you need is available online. Access these resources anywhere, any time and print off what you need for your day's lesson (and never worry about carrying around heavy teacher’s books again).

Contact your local representative to request access.

Class Audio

Full class audio available on CD or online via the Teacher’s Online Resource Materials.

ActiveTeach gives you all the resources you need for successful and enjoyable teaching, on one disc:

  • Full digital Students’ Book with class audio and video material, including subtitles and editable scripts.
  • Integrated show answer function helps students understand the answers to exercises more quickly.
  • Multiple ways to navigate with smooth transition between exercises and pages.
  • Printable resources.
  • Games to practice vocabulary and grammar for every unit.
  • Game creation tool allows you to create games tailored to your class.

The new Language and Skills Workbook - coming soon

Give students all the language and skills practice they need: online in the MyEnglishLab and as a print workbook. With full Grammar, Vocabulary and practice of all skills, the new Workbook will be fully aligned with the Students' book lessons.

Sample Lesson

Why choose Gold Experience?

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Master the art of teaching teens...

Let's face it. Teaching teenagers can be fun but it’s also a challenge. Not-quite-yet-an-adult and not-still-a-child is a difficult thing to be. Teens have a true thirst for knowledge, while their interests, emotions and frustrations vary enormously. The way to get them to learn and be motivated is to use the right activities and topics for them.

Gold Experience takes care of all that. Fast-paced material ensures teens don't get bored and contexts such as the internet, social media, television and magazines are relevant to teenagers’ lives while content-rich CLIL topics help them learn about the world.

...using the technology teens love

Teens love using the internet and other media for entertainment as well as learning. With Gold Experience you'll be able to add to their thirst for technology with the interesting videos taken from authentic documentaries as well as podcasts filmed by teens.

Check out these two short clips for a taster of the exciting topics and podcasts that await your students. >

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Give them loads of extra skills practice and tests in the MyEnglishLab that goes with the course material. All their work will be automatically graded allowing you to focus on their common errors and feed back on what really matters. This way you'll be able to provide a positive learning environment in which adolescents feel happy, secure, valued and motivated to learn.

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Gold XP A levels video

Gold XP B levels video

Mixed classes and
preparing for exams

Teenagers like to have clear objectives with goals they can achieve. The satisfaction of receiving that good grade in their language exam is enormous.

Pearson has been a trusted publisher of exams materials for decades. With successful courses like Activate! and Gold, that fine line between fun learning and exam preparation is one we have mastered.

Students will be preparing for the exam in such a fun way that they will hardly know it was ‘exam preparation’ they were focussing on... and without even realising it they will pass the exam with flying colours. So with Gold Experience, your teenage students will achieve the results expected of them. Oh, and by the way, Gold Experience B2 is in line with Cambridge First For Schools 2015 exam specifications. Job done!

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Free Samples

Books

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Take a look for yourself at sample units from every component

Videos

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View the videos

Audio

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Click to listen to an audio sample for one unit

MyEnglishLab

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View screenshots of the online skills practice activities in MyEnglishLab

You can view the contents for Gold Experience A1
Download sample units of Gold Experience A1 below

MyEnglishLab Screenshots

Books

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Take a look for yourself at sample units from every component

Videos

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View the videos

Audio

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Click to listen to an audio sample for one unit

MyEnglishLab

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OView screenshots of the online skills practice activities in MyEnglishLab

You can view the contents for Gold Experience A2
Download sample units of Gold Experience A2 below

Books

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Take a look for yourself at sample units from every component

Videos

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View the videos

Audio

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Click to listen to an audio sample for one unit

MyEnglishLab

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View screenshots of the online skills practice activities in MyEnglishLab

You can view the contents for Gold Experience B1
Download sample units of Gold Experience B1 below

MyEnglishLab Screenshots

Books

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Take a look for yourself at sample units from every component

Videos

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View the videos

Audio

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Click to listen to an audio sample for one unit

MyEnglishLab

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View screenshots of the online skills practice activities in MyEnglishLab

You can view the contents for Gold Experience B1+
Download sample units of Gold Experience B1+ below

Books

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Take a look for yourself at sample units from every component

Videos

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View the videos

Audio

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Click to listen to an audio sample for one unit

MyEnglishLab

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View screenshots of the online skills practice activities in MyEnglishLab

You can view the contents for Gold Experience B2
Download sample units of Gold Experience B2 below

MyEnglishLab Screenshots

MyEnglishLab Gold Experience

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Activities and practice in all skills areas, instantly graded and correlated to the Gold Experience coursebook.

Gold Experience MyEnglishLab includes all the Workbook exercises in interactive format plus extra reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, as well as practice and review tests. With instantly graded activities plus tips and feedback, students are supported and guided to successfully complete the exercises.

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Assign tasks to the whole class, groups, or individual students to help them reach their goals.

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MyEnglishLab gives you a full learning management system with a range of practical, problem-solving teaching tools. Rely on this online learning tool to support your students effectively, using the automated feedback it offers you on your students' language strengths and weaknesses.

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Αssign tasks to the whole class, groups or individual students depending on their needs. Use the communication tools to send messages to your students and, if you wish, keep in contact outside of class.

Find out instantly how individual students and the whole class are progressing at the click of a button. Print the gradebook reports to show them to the parents of your students.

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When your students use MyEnglishLab for online practice, you instantly get access to a wide range of useful diagnostic tools. Automated Common Error reports (for individual students or the whole class) and instant feedback on all activities plus model answers will help you focus on the real needs of your students.

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MyEnglishLab Gold Experience includes all the videos and audio from the book plus all the content from the Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook and extra skills practice, reviews and tests.

How will my Students get access to MyEnglishLab?

The MyEnglishLab is sold as a package together with the Students' Book or the Students' eText.

How will I get access to MyEnglishLab?

Request your free Teacher’s Access code at your local Pearson office.

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Perfect Partners

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    Practice
    Tests Plus

    Practice Tests Plus

    The Practice Tests Plus series provides comprehensive practice for each exam paper with guidance for the Cambridge English exams. There are task-specific hints giving students guidance on how to approach task types. sections contain task-specific hints giving students guidance on how to approach task types.

    • Each book introduces students to exam formats and provides step-by-step guidance
    • Useful tips are included to maximise their chances of excelling
    • Audio and colour visual materials allowing students to practice for the speaking and listening papers

    Practice Tests Plus Cambridge English: Key For Schools
    Practice Tests Plus Cambridge English: Preliminary
    Practice Tests Plus Cambridge English: First

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    Longman
    Wordwise Dictionary

    Longman Wordwise Dictionary

    Ideal for Pre-intermediate - Intermediate learners, now the differences between words with similar or confusing meanings are simple to understand and common mistakes are easier to avoid. The Longman Memory coach CD-ROM with its interactive exercises, photos and memory games, helps students learn words in a fun and engaging way.

    Longman Wordwise Dictionary Paper and CD ROM Pack 2ED

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    Longman Active
    Study Dictionary

    Longman Active Study Dictionary

    A must have for all learners of English at Intermediate to Upper Intermediate level looking to increase their vocabulary (with the integrated thesaurus) and improve fluency (through knowledge of collocations).

    Longman Active Study Dictionary 5th Edition Paper

Authors

Rose Aravanis has been involved in ELT since 1993 when she took the big step to move from Australia to Greece. For the next 18 years she worked extensively in the field as a teacher, an Examiner (Cambridge and IELTS), a Teacher Trainer, an Examiner Trainer and an ELT author. While based mainly in Greece, she was fortunate to also have the chance to work in Cyprus, Ukraine, Malta, Albania, and the UK. In 2010, she moved back to her home city of Melbourne, Australia, where she is now based. As a Pearson author she has been involved in a number of exam projects – KEY for Schools Practice Tests Plus, YLE Practice Tests Plus, and most recently, Gold Experience A1.

Kathryn Alevizos has taught English in the UK, France and Greece. She has a BA honours degree in French from the University of Liverpool and holds the Cambridge DELTA. She has also been involved in teacher training and was a CELTA trainer at colleges of further education both in Birmingham and Bristol. She has been an examiner in the UK and has written a wide range of exam material over the last ten years as well as online teaching and learning material. Kathryn now lives in Gloucestershire with her husband and two children.

Carolyn Barraclough is a qualified and experienced teacher and teacher trainer. Carolyn taught EFL in Greece and the UK for many years before moving into EFL publishing, working as an educational consultant and editor for over 15 years. Her publishing background has given her the opportunity to work closely with teachers and students from many different countries and incorporate their concerns and values into her material.

Carolyn is the author of several successful course-books, including Next Move, Move It and the BESA award-winning Activate! for Pearson. Her special interests are motivating young teenagers and maximising memorability - values which are reflected in Gold Experience.

Lynda Edwards spent the first part of her working life teaching EFL to international students before going on to becoming involved in teacher training. She has written several course books for students from A2 level through to C1 as well as skills books, resource books, work books, Teacher’s books, tests and graded readers. She also writes for many Cambridge ESOL examinations. When not writing she enjoys reading and walking her dog ‘Bailey’ in the New Forest.

Suzanne Gaynoris an experienced teacher and teacher training and used to own a school in Spain. She has been writing materials for Pearson since 2005 and has co-written numerous ELT titles, including Activate!, Cosmic B2 and Gold Experience. Suzanne believes in maintaining a foothold in the classroom and regularly teaches in Oxford. She says it is the students who inspire her to write her own materials. More recently, Suzanne has taken on additional roles as a judge on a standardising panel for the Trinity ISE exam and as a member of the Educational Writers Group for the Society of Authors.

Megan Roderick first taught EFL in the UK and has since spent 25 years teaching and writing in Greece, where her wide experience of teaching students of all ages and abilities – both at her own language school and elsewhere – has informed her writing of English Language materials. She is a qualified secondary school teacher with an MEd in TEFL. Megan has authored or co-authored a wide range of publications including secondary grammar courses, Michigan ECCE and ECPE Exam Practice books, Primary materials (Our Discovery Island) and Exams courses (Cosmic B1, Activate B1+, Expert Proficiency) and the brand new Gold Experience. Her particular interests are the use of grammar as a vehicle for meaning, the process of conveying humour through the manipulation of language, and bringing the language alive through dialogue and story.

Mary Stephens is a qualified teacher (PGCE), and holds the RSA Dip TEFL and an M.Ed. in English Language Teaching. She has 28 years of teaching experience, both in Spain and in the UK, teaching EFL to children and adults at a wide range of levels. Her most recent post was at a College of Further Education just outside London. She has been an examiner for the Cambridge suite of exams, both oral and written and for Edexcel, where she has marked GCSE English written papers. Mary has written and co-written numerous ELT titles at all levels, from Beginners to Proficiency, including the highly successful Practice Writing, Proficiency Reading and Proficiency Writing, Michigan Gold, First Certificate: Fast Track to First Certificate, and Get on Track for First Certificate. She has also co-written the teen exams courses Activate B2 and Gold Experience. Now a full time writer, Mary lives in Bournemouth.

Why choose ?

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 all teachers and students across the world teach, learn and practice their English skills. Making us, Pearson, 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.

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