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Real Life

Puts the teenager at the heart of the topic

Real Life

Make your mark!


Real Life brings English to Life and makes learning enjoyable and achievable through practical tasks and evocative topics. Real Life gives students English to talk about issues that are important to their lives. With a light, colourful look and feel, it is socially oriented with a focus on real people and situations. Real Life appeals to students who need a more manageable path to exam success.

Real Life addresses the critical factors for a successful alternative course at Upper Secondary Elementary to Advanced levels for 15 to 18/19 year olds


  • teen appeal in texts, topics, everyday/real language and design
  • full exam preparation, especially for writing and speaking, that is manageable
  • systematic skills development with special emphasis on functional and transactional language
  • a grammar syllabus and practice that is achievable
  • vocabulary development by topic
  • support for mixed level classes
  • each level manageable in one year with 2-3 lessons per week


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Active Teach is software for an Interactive Whiteboard or a computer and projector. Load it to your computer to have all your teaching resources in one place…saves time in class and makes preparation quicker!

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Pre-intermediate and have a go

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  • NEW Starting Pill (PDF) - 6 short units at Elementary level that ensure your students are ready for Real Life Pre-Intermediate
  • NEW Teacher's Resources and Methodology Workshops - Here you will find Workshops, Filler activities, Board Plans, Photocopiable Worksheets, Can You Do It In English Worksheets, Extra Listening Activities and DVD Worksheets
  • Unit Walkthrough - Coming Soon
Penguin Active Reading
Penguin Readers

Help students take control of the reading experience.
7 levels from easystart to advanced
Originals, classics, film titles, plays and more…
You’re one click away from anywhere with this ticket to travel through the English language. Click here for sample audio


Penguin Active Reading
Penguin Active Reading

5 levels that help students take control of the reading experience.
Integrating skills through the purpose made CDRom
Overt skills work to encourage reflective reading

Ideal for class use or self-study