Grow your own way!
Every learner has the potential to achieve great things. Talent helps unlock that potential, with a combination of language, life and academic skills and fresh, contemporary topics, preparing students for further study, travel or work; wherever their talent may take them!
Authors: Clare Kennedy, Audrey Cowan, Liz Kilbey, Ciaran Ward, Teresa Ting, Weronika Salandyk, Alastair Lane, Alun Phillips, Annie Cornford, Helen Weale.
Key FeaturesSkills-based syllabus balances language with academic and life skills. In addition, students are exposed to academic skills to help them in other subject areas AND life skills to prepare them for life beyond school.The Changing Language feature uses the latest findings from corpus research and on-street interviews to show how English is really spoken today, preparing students for using language in the real world.25 videos per level: Changing Language voxpops, functional language videos, documentary-style presentation videosCutting-edge topics, from antibiotic resistance to the gig economy. Stimulating, modern topics appeal to teens and promote class debate.Test and exam-style tasks. Test and exam-style tasks Prepare students for international exams, including IGCSE, IELTS and Cambridge Exams.
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ContentContemporary topics brought to life through video
Explore cutting-edge topics that are sure to get students thinking; from antibiotic resistance to the big economy.
Up to 25 videos per level!
Documentary-style videos introduce topics and show language in context, functional language videos illustrate the speaking pages, and 'Changing Language' videos teach English as it is really used.
Contemporary topics promote academic debate
From antibiotic resistance to space archaeology and the gig economy, Talent's cutting-edge approach to modern topics will spark students' interest and encourage critical thinking.
A balance of language, life and academic skills
Talent's skills-based syllabus balances language skills with academic and life skills, from interpreting data to staying safe online, preparing students for wherever their Talent takes them.
CLIL and Literature pages
CLIL and literature pages in the Student's Book extend learning beyond language, with topics like Art and Science and extracts from famous literature including Charles Dickens and Jane Austen.
InsightsGo beyond textbook English
Talent is informed by cutting-edge language research, ensuring your students learn English as it is really used.
Expose students to real English
The Changing Language feature uses the latest findings from corpus research and on-street interviews to show how English is really spoken today, preparing students for encountering language in the real world.
ResultsExam strategies and practice
Build students' confidence and help them prepare for international exams.
Strategies for success!
Exam strategies are clearly signposted on the Student's Book page, increasing learners' motivation and confidence. Talent prepares students for a range of international exams, including Preliminary, B2 First (formerly FCE), iGCSE and IELTS.
Full test package
The Teacher's Book contains over 120 pages of photocopiable tests per level, including grammar, vocabulary, skills and exam-style tests.
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