Discover the new edition of the award-winning course for
teaching English as it is spoken. Using content from
the BBC, Speakout 2nd Edition builds the skills and
knowledge students need to communicate confidently.

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What is Speakout?

Speakout is the English language course that includes video content
from the BBC to engage students and make teaching easier.

What Is Info

It follows a balanced approach to topics, language development and skills work. Speaking
activities are prominent, but not at the expense of the other core skills of reading, writing and
listening, which are developed systematically throughout.



Welcome to Speakout




Build Confidence

Build your students' confidence in English

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Authentic, real world language, challenging activities and recycling of language builds student confidence in understanding context and communication.

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Clips from BBC programmes and interviews on the street expose students to a wide range of language and accents, familiarising them with English as it is spoken.

Task Time

Get your students to spend more time on task to improve their English

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Speakout encourages students to talk and write about their own experiences to help them as they practise.

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Clear objectives in every unit help students focus on what they will achieve so they can see how they are improving.

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BBC clips are fun for your students - and you - to watch and encourage students to learn.

Personal Goals

Help students achieve their personal goals

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Speakout gives students practice in working collaboratively and builds communication skills that are essential for study and the workplace.

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GSE/CEFR mapping helps students track their progress and see the relevance of what they are learning.

Real English in the classroom

BBC content exposes students from the start to a wide range
of language and accents, familiarising them with English as it
is spoken.

The videos in Speakout come from a wide range of BBC programmes,
including documentaries, dramas and entertainment. These also include
interviews with people on the street filmed by the BBC.



BBC Video Clips

BBC Video Clips

BBC Interviews

BBC Interviews

What's new?

In creating the 2nd edition of Speakout we responded to
feedback from teachers and learners around the world.



Blind Painter
NEW

BBC video clips

The BBC video clips in each unit are unique to Speakout. We've retained the most popular clips and included some wonderful new material from the BBC to engage and motivate learners.

Book
NEW

Reading and listening texts

We've broadened the range of texts to reflect the types of texts learners read outside the classroom. Listening texts are also more authentic and we've included a wider variety of international accents.

Pronounciation
NEW

Pronunciation sections

We've developed a stronger pronunciation syllabus with a wider range of pronunciation features.

Picture
NEW

New images and clearer design

We've improved the overall design of the components and pages to be easier to navigate. We've refreshed the photos and illustrations completely, and selected dramatic images to introduce each new unit. Great images motivate learners, and provide excellent prompts for language activities.

Gold
NEW

Speakout Extra

One thing teachers always ask for is 'more'. More grammar, more vocabulary, more pronunciation. Speakout Extra provides a bank of additional exercises that includes grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and skills practice as well as ideas and activities for exploiting the BBC clips and interviews.

English Lab Screen
Improved

MyEnglishLab

Improved functionality, including providing learner feedback, makes it easier for teachers and learners to track their levels of achievement through each level and through the course.

Levels



Levels info

The Global Scale of English is a standardised, granular scale from 10
to 90, which measures English language proficiency.

Unlike other frameworks, which describe attainment in broad bands, the
Global Scale of English identifies what a learner can do at each point
on the scale across speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.



The scale is designed to motivate learners by demonstrating incremental,
step-by-step progress in their language ability.

Global Scale Graph Visit english.com/gse to learn more.

Components



Students' Book with DVD-ROM

The Students' Book has a motivating DVD spread at the end of every unit.

Based on authentic clips from the BBC's rich archive, these lessons are designed to consolidate language and act as a springboard for further speaking and writing tasks.

Student Book Read more
  • Twelve units with 90 to 120 hours of teaching material.
  • Comprehensive Language Bank with detailed
    explanations and extra practice.
  • Photo bank to expand vocabulary
  • Audio and video scripts
  • Refreshed with new visuals and texts, including
    content from the BBC and other sources.
  • A revised vocabulary syllabus with more recycling of language.
  • Clear signposting on the page to make teaching and learning easier.
  • Audio material for use in class
  • DVD content (BBC clips and interview)
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Workbook

The Workbook contains a wide variety of review and practice exercises and covers all of the language areas in the corres-
ponding Students' Book unit.

It also contains regular review sections to help learners cons-
olidate what they have learned.

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  • Additional grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation exercises to complement material in the Students' Book.
  • Additional functional language practice exercises.
  • Additional reading, listening and writing practice.
  • Regular review and check sections.
  • Versions available with and without key.
  • Audio material to practise listening, pronunciation and functional language available online.

MyEnglishLab

MyEnglishLab provides a fully blended and personalised learning environment that benefits both teachers and learners.

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  • Interactive Workbook with instant feedback and automatic gradebook.
  • A common error report that highlights mistakes learners make.
  • Tips and feedback that direct learners to reference materials and encourage them to work out answers themselves.
  • Extra practice in grammar, vocabulary and skills.
  • Unit and achievement tests.
  • Mid and end of course tests.
  • BBC interviews.
  • Interactive worksheets for BBC interviews.

Teacher's Book and Resource and Assessment Disc

The comprehensive Teacher's Book contains detailed notes and extra materials - everything teachers need to make the most of the course.

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  • Teacher’s notes for every unit with warmers, fillers,
    alternative suggestions, culture notes and answer keys.
  • Generic teaching tips on useful areas such as
    grammar, lexis, pronunciation, using video etc.
  • Photocopiable grammar, vocabulary and functional
    language worksheets for every unit.
  • Class audio and video scripts.
  • Unit and achievement tests.
  • Mid and end of course tests.
  • Test audio, audio scripts and answer keys.

ActiveTeach

ActiveTeach contains everything you need to help the course come alive in the classroom.

It includes integrated whiteboard software that allows you to add notes, embed files, save your work and reduce preparation time.

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  • Answers to exercises are revealed at the touch of a button.
  • Audio and video content fully integrated with time-coded scripting.
  • Shortcuts to the relevant pages of the Language Bank and Photo Bank make navigation easy.
  • Extra resources section includes editable scripts, a range of grammar and vocabulary worksheets, BBC interviews for every unit with accompanying worksheets.
  • Grammar and vocabulary review games.
  • Test master containing all the course tests.
  • Useful tools include a regular keyboard, a phonetic keyboard, a stopwatch and score card.

Class Audio CDs

Audio material for use in class.

Classic Audio CDs

Speakout EXTRA

Online Speakout Extra provides a bank of additional downloadable exercises.

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  • Additional grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and skills practice.
  • Includes extra exploitation activities to help learners get the most out of the BBC clips.
  • Available online as downloadable worksheets.

Study Booster for Spanish-speaking learners of English

The Study Booster contains a wide variety of exercises that provide further practice of the grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and writing covered in the Students’ Book and Workbook.

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With a particular focus on some of the common challenges Spanish learners face, the Study Booster includes useful study tips and hints on how to:


  • avoid common errors in grammar
  • be aware of false friends
  • learn better pronunciation
  • increase understanding of conventions used in written English

Authors



Antonia Clare

Antonia Clare

Antonia Clare is a teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer. She has taught and trained with International House and the British Council in many countries around the world including Italy, Spain, Hong Kong, Portugal, Ukraine, Poland, South Africa and the UK. She is a co-author of Language to Go Upper-Intermediate and Total English Intermediate and Advanced (Pearson ELT).

JJ Wilson

JJ Wilson

JJ Wilson is a teacher, teacher trainer and co-author of Language to Go Upper Intermediate and Total English Intermediate and Advanced (Pearson ELT). He has lived and worked in Egypt, Lesotho, Colombia, the UK, Italy and the US. He is currently a faculty member at the School of Education, Western New Mexico University, US. He is also the author of How to Teach Listening (Pearson ELT) which won an English Speaking Union award for the Best Book for Teachers.

Frances Eales

Frances Eales

Frances Eales is an experienced teacher and teacher trainer who has worked in numerous countries around the world including the UK, France, Hungary, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Russia. She has worked as a teacher trainer at International House, London and has written for the Cutting Edge series (Pearson ELT).

Steve Oakes

Steve Oakes

Steve Oakes is an experienced teacher and teacher trainer who has worked in numerous countries around the world including the UK, the US, Japan and South Africa, as well as various parts of Central Europe. He has been the Head of Teacher Training at International House, Budapest since 1997.

Try Speakout



Books

books

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

Videos

books

The BBC interviews extend the topic of the units, providing additional authentic listening practice.

Audio

books

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

Videos

  • Coming soon

Audio

  • Coming soon
View samples

Books

books

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

Videos

books

The BBC interviews extend the topic of the units, providing additional authentic listening practice.

Audio

books

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

View samples

Books

books

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

Videos

books

The BBC interviews extend the topic of the units, providing additional authentic listening practice.

Audio

books

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

View samples

Books

books

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

Videos

books

The BBC interviews extend the topic of the units, providing additional authentic listening practice.

Audio

books

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

View samples

Books

books

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

Videos

books

The BBC interviews extend the topic of the units, providing additional authentic listening practice.

Audio

books

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

View samples

Books

books

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

Videos

books

The BBC interviews extend the topic of the units, providing additional authentic listening practice.

Audio

books

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

Videos

  • Coming soon

Audio

  • Coming soon
View samples

Want to see more?

Download a full digital sample

Resources



Speakout Resoucres

Professional Development

Silent Words

Silent Words

with Frances Eales

Download the sample and watch the video where Frances and Antonia explain how to get your students practising vocabulary with this fun activity.

Download Sample
Memory Games

Memory Games

with Steve Oakes

Download the sample and watch the video where Steve explains how you can get your students to learn and memorise new words with some simple games.

Download Sample
Get inside the picture

Get Inside the picture

with Frances Eales

Download the sample and watch this video to learn how to get out more of colourful photos and images in Speakout.

Download Sample
What students know

What students know

with JJ Wilson

Download the sample and watch the video to find out how you can get your students to really focus on a topic.

Download Sample
Intonation

Intonation

with Steve Oakes

Download the sample and watch the video where Steve shares how to teach intonation with confidence

Download Sample
Back to back

Back to Back

with Antonia Clare

Download the sample and watch the video to learn how to be creative with effective telephone practice.

Download Sample

Perfect Partners



Dictionary

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

Download our Longman dictionary app from the App Store.

App Store

The Practice of English Language Teaching

The new, 2015 edition is the ideal
handbook for ESL teachers.

Read More > Blue Book Open

Pearson English Readers

A carefully graded collection that enable English language learners to enjoy reading whatever their level.

Read More > Blue Books

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