New Close-up


Secondary/Teens

5 Levels

Elementary to Upper Intermediate

British English

Up to 3 Teaching Hours/Week

New Close-up CEFR Chart

PREPARES TEENAGE LEARNERS FOR SUCCESS – IN THE CLASSROOM, IN EXAMS AND IN LIFE

New Close-up helps learners get closer to the world through dynamic photography, video and real-world stories from National Geographic. Relevant, global topics, paired with a comprehensive four-skills syllabus, promote the key language and life skills teenagers need to succeed in international exams, in the classroom and in their future careers.

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Authors

Katherine Stannett

Katherine Stannett is based in West Sussex, England and is an author with over twenty years of experience in editing, writing and developing materials to teach English. She specialises in writing for ... more

Ingrid Wisniewska

Ingrid Wisniewska studied modern languages and philosophy at Oxford University. She holds an MA in English language teaching and a PhD in language teacher education from the University of Southampton.... more

Louisa Essenhigh

Jeremy Day

Buying Options/Components

FOR ALL CLASSROOMS

  • PRINT
  • Student's Book
     and Workbook
  • BLENDED
  • Student's Book
     with Online Practice
     and Student's eBook
  • DIGITAL
  • Online Practice
     with Student's eBook


FOR STUDENTS

  • Student's Book
  • Workbook
  • Online Practice
  • Student's eBook


FOR TEACHERS

  • Teacher's Book
  • Classroom Presentation Tool
  • ExamView Assessment Suite
  • Learning Management System
  • The National Geographic Learning Online Placement Test
New to This Edition
  • The content of each unit has been extensively revised to be up-to-date, engaging and aligned with the global viewpoint of today’s students. A clear new design helps students and teachers navigate each unit with ease.
  • All exam tasks and tips in the Student’s Book and Workbook have been updated to reflect the Cambridge 2020 update for Key and Preliminary. An all-new ExamView test generator provides further opportunity for students to familiarise themselves with the exam formats and prepare for exam success.
  • Brand-new 'Live well, study well' lessons focus on life and study skills to help equip students with the competencies they need to manage their academic and personal lives. Students engage with texts and useful tips on topics such as managing stress, social media and friendships. Activities are designed to promote independent thought and stimulate discussion. Each lesson culminates in a project that encourages learner autonomy and provides opportunities for students to practise presentation skills and working in a team.
  • Every Student’s Book contains six fascinating new videos to give students the opportunity to engage with authentic audio-visual content. These videos were selected to expand students’ knowledge of the world they live in, while accompanying tasks in the Student’s Book aid comprehension and promote further discussion of the topic.
  • In line with the latest CEFR benchmarking, New Close-up includes at least two mediation activities in each unit. Notes on how to approach these and get the most out of them are included in the Teacher’s Book.
Plan and Teach
COMPANION SITE
Find downloadable materials for lesson preparation, including Teacher's Books, video, audio, answer keys, assessment materials, worksheets for a range of uses, and more!


CLASSROOM PRESENTATION TOOL
Bring together digital versions of all core instructional materials, including Student's Book, video, audio, and answer key, to present and demonstrate new language and skills, create opportunities for practice, and manage classroom activities.
INSTALL OR STREAM
LESSONS WITH AUDIO AND VIDEO
WORKBOOK
INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES


STUDENT'S EBOOKS
An easy-to-access alternative to print, with everything a learner needs to be an active participant in any classroom and for self study.
Track and Assess
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LEARNING ONLINE PLACEMENT
Place each learner at the right English ability level with National Geographic Learning Online Placement, an auto-scored, adaptive online placement test for learners ages 15+.
RECOMMENDS PLACEMENT INTO ONE OF 14 CEFR® BANDS
SPEAKING PROMPTS FEATURING NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOS
INDIVIDUAL SCORE REPORTS


LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Assign your students activities for Independent Online Practice. A gradebook allows tracking of student progress and provides information to support and assess individual and class performance.
INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES
AUTOGRADING
GRADEBOOK
ASSIGNMENTS
MESSAGING


EXAMVIEW® ASSESSMENT SUITE
Includes downloadable pre-made tests and quizzes that can be edited and adapted to fit your assessment needs.
PRE-MADE TESTS AND QUIZZES
FULLY ADAPTABLE
Series Features
BRINGS LEARNERS CLOSER TO THE WORLD
New Close-up brings learners closer to the world through relevant themes and topics that are aligned to the global viewpoint of today's students.


A COMPREHENSIVE FOUR-SKILLS SYLLABUS
Each level includes twelve topic-based units with a range of tasks that actively develop students' reading, listening, speaking and writing.
USEFUL LANGUAGE BOXES
YOUR IDEAS
MEDIATION SUPPORT
NEW B1+ LEVEL


SUPPORTS EXAM SUCCESS
Videos model key languages and related activities guide learners as they personalize langauge.
EXAM TIPS
EXAM TASKS
ADDITIONAL PRACTICE


LIVE WELL, STUDY WELL
Live well, study well lessons introduce a life or study skill and a linked wellbeing topic, designed to help students manage their personal and academic life, and future career.
INFOGRAPHICS
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING
GROUP AND INDEPENDENT PROJECTS