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RISE TO THE CHALLENGE

Keep your students engaged and stretch their horizons with New Challenges.

  • A new, complete five-level English language course for lower secondary
  • For 11 to 15 year olds
  • Takes students from CEF A1 to B1 level

WHAT IS NEW CHALLENGES?

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New Challenges is perfect if you like to challenge your students. Build your students' confidence with the clear approach to grammar and vocabulary, and with exercises to develop their spoken and written language.

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New Challenges is a complete course that uses cross-cultural topics to bring the real world into the classroom, making it relevant for your students and encouraging them to think about the world around them.

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New Challenges is full of lively and challenging activities that your students will enjoy participating in. Students find that rising to meet a challenge can be fun and satisfying and helps build their confidence.

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New Challenges is a structured course that gives students plenty of practice to develop their language skills. Check student progress and see who needs extra help and who needs extra challenges with a complete testing and self-assessment programme.

Make learning English both informative and fun with New Challenges.

THE LEVELS

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  • Starter The new Starter level is for zero beginners introducing them gently into English in a Secondary school.
  • Level 3 Level 3 covers all competencies of A2 level described in the Common European Framework of Reference and introduces competencies from B1 level.
  • Level 1 Level 1 is for false beginners and it takes students from A1+ to A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference.
  • Level 4 Level 4 covers all competencies of B1 level described in the Common European Framework of Reference.
  • Level 2 Level 2 covers most competencies of A2 level described in the Common European Framework of Reference.

COMPONENTS

  • Students' Book

    Levels 1-4 consist of an extended Get Ready revision section and eight modules of the core material – all manageable in one academic year.

  • Students' eText

    The digital, eBook version of the Students' Book with interactive activities, audio and video.

  • Workbook with Audio CD

    Workbooks include extra language practice for the material introduced in the Students' Books and also provide additional grammar reference, practice exercises and word lists. Each Workbook comes with an audio CD for students.

  • Teacher's Book

    The Teacher's Book provides lesson notes, answers to exercises and Students' Book pages all in one volume. Using teacher’s notes has never been easier.

  • Teacher's Resources Multi-ROM

    Comes with the Teacher's Handbook for levels 1, 2 and 3 and provides a multitude of essential resources: Teacher Development Workshops, photocopiable resources, videos and video worksheets. It also contains print ready tests and easily customisable tests with answer keys.

  • ActiveTeach for Interactive Whiteboard and Projector

    A version of the Students' Book that integrates audio, video and interactive activities into your lessons at the touch of a button. It includes games, all the audio, videos, the Word Bank and more teacher resources.

  • Class Audio CDs

    Three audio CDs for each level contain listening activities, unit stories and other audio recordings for classroom use.

  • Tests

    Printable and easily customisable tests with answer keys are included on the Teacher's Resources Multi-ROM and on the ActiveTeach discs.

WHAT'S NEW IN NEW CHALLENGES?

  • The new content and contemporary VISUALS make learning English more relevant for students, keeping them engaged while learning.

    The new Starter level for zero beginners gives you a complete course that takes your students from CEF A1 to B1 level, so you can prepare all your students for exams within a single course.

  • Extra content on the Teacher's Multi-ROM gives you plenty of photocopiable resources, videos and exercises to capture your students’ attention and keep them focused for longer.

    The new ActiveTeach for Interactive Whiteboard puts at your fingertips a range of audio, video and interactive activities to get your students involved and participating with heads up activities whenever you need it.

  • The new Students' eText means that pupils can access exercises and audio for listening on their mobile devices so they can continue to improve their language outside the classroom.

    The course is now manageable in one academic year so it is easier to fit into your schedule.

A perfect partner for New Challenges

Culture CLOSE-UP is an engaging and informative English teaching resource on a DVD disc that familiarises teenagers with British and American cultures. It contains 10 videos with student worksheets and teacher’s notes to help you make the most of your teaching time. Have a sneak peak now!

New Challenges helps students prepare for exam.

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WHY CHOOSE NEW CHALLENGES?

  • Finding a course that prepares all students for exams

    Use New Challenges to run a course that starts at zero beginners and takes your students through to Council of Europe’s Waystage level (A2) and Threshold (B1). Easily fit the course into your schedule with 90 to 120 hours of material that can be completed in an academic year.

  • Teaching from a course that really keeps my students engaged

    New Challenges' updated content and visuals make learning English relevant to students. Never be at a loss to find an activity to engage your students with audio tracks, videos, video exercises and interactive activities throughout the course. Encourage students to learn for pleasure with the Time Out section at the back of each book with puzzles, games and quizzes.

  • Finding a course to suit my students’ abilities as they are keen to learn

    Students will enjoy learning with challenging activities based on interesting topics, such as ghost stories, mysteries and popular culture. Consolidate their understanding with Get Ready modules at the start of each core level and then build up their skills and confidence with writing projects and tools such as Word Builder, Sentence Builder and Picture Dictionary.

AUTHORS

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Anna Sikorzyńska

Anna Sikorzyńska has worked as a teacher and teacher trainer for more than 20 years. She teaches grammar and methodology at the Teacher Training College of English, Warsaw University.

Together with Michael Harris she has written courses for upper and lower secondary students:

Opportunities (Longman, 2002),
New Opportunities (Longman, 2005),
Challenges (Pearson, 2007),
Choices (Pearson, 2012),
New Challenges (Pearson, 2013).

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David Mower

David Mower has many years' experience as an English teacher in locations as diverse as Manchester and Casablanca. For several years he taught Spanish teenagers at the British Council for Young Learners, before moving to Kensington School in Madrid where he taught 11-17 year olds.

Together with Michael Harris he is the co-author of:

World Class (Longman, 1994),
World Club (Longman, 2000),
Opportunities (Longman, 2002),
New Opportunities (Longman, 2005),
Challenges (Pearson, 2007),
New Challenges (Pearson, 2013).

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Michael Harris

Michael Harris has taught in Spain, Bolivia and Colombia. He has done teacher training in Spain and other countries in Europe, South America and the Middle East.

Michael is the co-author of the following coursebooks:

World Class (Longman, 1994);
World Club (Longman, 2000);
Opportunities (Longman, 2002);
New Opportunities (Longman, 2005);
Challenges (Pearson, 2007),
Choices (Pearson, 2012),
New Challenges (Pearson, 2013).

Books

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Take a look for yourself at a sample unit from the Student’s Book and Teacher's Book.

Videos

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Learning should be fun. Take a look at some of the videos integrated into the lessons.

Audio

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

Try out a sample from a complete unit across Students’ Book, Workbook, Teacher’s Book, videos,
photocopiable exercises and more.

Want to see more? Download a full digital sample.

Video Samples

Books

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Take a look for yourself at a sample unit from the Student’s Book and Teacher's Book.

Videos

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Learning should be fun. Take a look at some of the videos integrated into the lessons.

Audio

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

Try out a sample from a complete unit across Students’ Book, Workbook, Teacher’s Book, videos,
photocopiable exercises and more.

Want to see more? Download a full digital sample.

Books

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Take a look for yourself at a sample unit from the Student’s Book and Teacher's Book.

Videos

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Learning should be fun. Take a look at some of the videos integrated into the lessons.

Audio

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

Try out a sample from a complete unit across Students’ Book, Workbook, Teacher’s Book, videos,
photocopiable exercises and more.

Want to see more? Download a full digital sample.

Books

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Take a look for yourself at a sample unit from the Student’s Book and Teacher's Book.

Videos

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Learning should be fun. Take a look at some of the videos integrated into the lessons.

Audio

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

Try out a sample from a complete unit across Students’ Book, Workbook, Teacher’s Book, videos,
photocopiable exercises and more.

Want to see more? Download a full digital sample.

Books

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Take a look for yourself at a sample unit from the Student’s Book and Teacher's Book.

Videos

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Learning should be fun. Take a look at some of the videos integrated into the lessons.

Audio

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

Try out a sample from a complete unit across Students’ Book, Workbook, Teacher’s Book, videos,
photocopiable exercises and more.

Want to see more? Download a full digital sample.

Perfect Partners

Dictionaries and Grammar support

These dictionaries and grammar learning aids are excellent partners to support students learning English with New Challenges.

Penguin Readers

There is a full library of classic and contemporary books that have been adapted for readers at every level of English and include support materials to help students learn English. Selected examples for New Challenges include:

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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