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  • Eyes Open

    Be Curious. Discover. Learn.

    Interest-grabbing Discovery Education™ video and stimulating global topics ignite curiosity and foster learning.

     Eyes Open combines captivating video from Discovery Education™ with an effective lesson approach that promotes communication and develops critical 21st Century Skills. With Eyes Open, learning English will be much more interesting as students embark on a journey of discovery and exploration of the cultures and peoples of the world around them.

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    Authors: Ceri Jones, Ben Goldstein
    CEFR Levels: A1 - B1+

      Key Features  

    High-interest video and stimulating global topics spark curiosity and engage and motivate teenage learners.
    A careful progression of personalised language building activities leads to greater speaking and writing fluency.
    Flexible teaching support for mixed ability classes includes graded tests and extra practice activities, plus Preliminary and Key for Schools exam-style tests

    See how Eyes Open enables Better Learning experiences

    Better Learning is our simple approach where deeper insights help shape richer content that drives stronger results.

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      Richer Content  

    Explore the world! 

    From China to Brazil, Discovery Education video and a wide variety of topics take your students on a journey of exploration and adventure.

    Discovery Education Video

    140 high-interest videos throughout the course spark curiosity and reinforce language learning. Each unit's target language is reinforced though a variety of video types.

    Engaging explorations of cultures, people and locations from around the globe, from following students at a Kung-Fu school in China to surviving an Alaskan winter.

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    Building Intercultural Awareness

    Topics and texts that encourage students to discover the cultures and people of the world around them. Discover Culture pages in every unit incorporate Discovery Education™ video to bring global topics to life.

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    Powerful Digital Support

    Go completely digital, or mix and match, with Eyes Open's flexible digital package.

    - Presentation Plus digital classroom software with extensive extra teacher resources and complete video and audio programme.

    - Online Workbook and extra Online Practice activities hosted on the Cambridge Learning Management System.

    - Interactive Students ebook with interactive exercises and click-to-play audio and video.

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      Stronger Results  

    Scaffolded productive activities 

    A careful progression of personalised language building activities leads to greater speaking and writing fluency.

    Speaking

    Speaking pages open with Real Talk, a light-hearted vox-pop style interview with native English speakers which provides a model for the speaking activity.

    Your Turn exercises appear throughout the unit and are structured to allow students valuable preparation time before speaking, boosting confidence.                                                                                                      

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    Writing

    Writing pages guide students through the steps needed to write successfully. Each lesson starts with a model text, preparing students to write in a similar format. Get Writing sections provide valuable learner training by encouraging students to plan, write and check their written work.

    Bitesize Your Turn activities throughout the units encourage students to build a writing habit.

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      Deeper Insights  

    Research-informed content 

    An expert author team using the latest in language research and pedagogy ensure the course teaches English as it is really used.

    Corpus-Informed Content

    The course is also informed by the Cambridge English Corpus, a multi-billion word collection of contemporary English. This means we can:

    - identify words and phrases that occur most frequently - these are words that learners need to know.
    - look at word patterns and make sure we teach the most useful phrases and collocates.
    - make sure our materials contain appropriate content for a particular level or exam.

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    Expert Author team

    Authors Ben Goldstein and Ceri Jones specialise in teaching using images and video to enhance language learning, and used this insight to help create the course

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    From the blog

    Image-based projects to raise global awareness Posted by Jess Hytner Images are a simple and engaging way to lead in to a new topic or project activity, particularly when you…

    Global Competence in ELT #3: Using video Posted by Ben Goldstein In this final post Eyes Open and Uncover author, Ben Goldstein, continues to explore how teachers can dev…

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