Guess What! British English
Are you ready to explore?
Guess What is a 6 level Primary course book written by Susannah Reed, Kay Bentley
CEFR Level: A1- A2
Beautiful world photography, captivating real-life video and interest-grabbing CLIL topics take young learners on a remarkable journey to explore the world as they learn English.
Why do whales jump out of water? What makes our bodies move? Guess What! has the answers. This highly visual six-level course taps into children’s natural curiosity and sparks their interest through content-based topics, beautiful photography, and captivating video. It takes them on a remarkable journey of exploration and discovery as they learn English. The syllabus mapped to the Cambridge English: Young Learners exams, and emphasis on self-reflection ensure children have the necessary support to enjoy learning and achieve great results. The focus on functional language provides learners with the tools they need to use English in and outside of school while lively stories prepare for success in life with social values. The digital support in Guess What! enables teachers to explore the material in new ways thanks to the interactive Presentation Plus software, extra online practice in the Cambridge Learning Management System and online digital teacher training course.
Children are full of questions and naturally curious about the world around them.
- Through the power of beautiful photography in the Unit openers and Content lessons Guess What! taps into this curiosity and sparks interest in topics from across the curriculum.
- Captivate learners’ attention with video featuring fascinating parts of our world, presented by young, dynamic presenters.
Guess WHat! supports language production by providing tools for interpersonal and academic communication, focusing on BICS (Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills) and CALP (Cognitive Academic Langauge Proficiency):
- Functional mini-dialogues, ‘Talk time’, teach natural conversation skills in English;
- Content (CLIL) lessons teach subject specific language.
Language is presented in clear manageable chunks making the activities challenging but achievable.
- ‘Say it’ sections improve pronunciation and spelling thanks to focus on sounds of English and the relation between the sounds and letters
- Plenty of practice, recycling and revision opportunities reinforce key language and skills. Each lesson in the Pupil’s Book is reinforced by activities in the Activity Book and online practice, and there is a revision spread every two units.
The topics are selected from the common subjects in the wider primary curriculum. Each level builds on the cross-curricular content of the previous levels in order to systematically develop children’s knowledge.
- Content lessons with video documentaries improve proficiency across content areas.
- Input-rich videos not only deepen understanding of CLIL concepts but also improve listening skills.
- Project at the end of each content lesson consolidate children’s subject knowledge and language skills in a creative way, helping to develop creative thinking.