Life, Second Edition


Adult

6 Levels

Beginner to Advanced

American and British English

Up to 120 Teaching Hours/Level

Life CEFR Chart

CONNECT WITH THE WORLD AND BRING YOUR CLASSROOM TO LIFE.

Bring the world to your classroom with Life, Second Edition, a six-level integrated-skills series with grammar and vocabulary for young adult and adult English language learners.

Through stunning National Geographic content, video, and engaging topics, Life inspires a generation of informed decision-makers. With Life, learners develop their ability to think critically and communicate effectively in the global community.

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Authors

John Hughes

John Hughes is an award-winning ELT author with thirty years’ experience of teaching and teacher training. He has worked with learners and teachers from all over the world and is a well-known conferen... more

Paul Dummett

Paul Dummett is a teacher and writer based in Oxford, UK, where he ran his own school teaching English to professionals from 1996 to 2006. He currently teaches refugee children in Palestine and Jordan... more

Helen Stephenson

Helen Stephenson first taught business English in the 1980s. She has written in-house training courses and a course for upper-secondary students. Sh... more
Buying Options/Components

FOR ALL CLASSROOMS

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


FOR LEARNERS

  • Student's Book
  • Student's eBook
  • Workbook
  • Combo Split
  • My Life Online


FOR TEACHERS

  • Teacher's Edition
  • Classroom Presentation Tool
  • ExamView Assessment Suite
  • Online Placement Test
  • Learning Management System
From the Classroom

Teachers talk about Life in their classrooms.

New to this Edition

The following new and updated features of Life, Second Edition are based on extensive research and consultation with teachers and learners from around the world:

  • UPDATED global content in the unit themes and reading selections
  • UPDATED video material featuring additional video support for vocabulary learning
  • NEW specially-selected National Geographic photography stimulates learners’ visual literacy skills
  • REFINED grammar syllabus with increased scaffolding and an enhanced reference section
  • EXTENDED and better-integrated critical thinking syllabus actively engages students in their language learning, encouraging them to develop their own well-informed and reasoned opinions
  • NEW ‘My Life’ speaking activities encourage learners to relate the global content to their own lives
  • NEW ‘Memory Booster’ activities improve students’ ability to retain new language
  • IMPROVED Classroom Presentation Tool now includes the Workbook pages, academic skills worksheets, extra support, and extension activities
  • NEW Student’s Web App includes video, audio for the Student’s Book and Workbook, grammar practice, interactive reading practice, expanded wordlists, and games

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.
TEACH LESSONS CONFIDENTLY
INTERACTIVE LESSONS WITH AUDIO AND VIDEO
GAMES AND ACTIVITIES
WORKBOOK


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
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