What's New?

Gold Experience 2nd Edition has been reviewed and improved following valuable feedback from teachers and students using the course.

It is reflected in the course structure and design, fresh and teen-appealing content and cutting age digital components available for every user. 

Updated content and course organization

The book has been restructured to provide nine input units and one review unit that work with the academic calendar. Revised lesson flow through grammar and vocabulary lessons, with additional audio and video material, and grammar practice activities, improve language input. 

A fresh new look and simplified design help learners to focus on the content and activities. Exam signposting helps students and teachers get to grips with the exam and make the most of the course components

New unit openers

Engaging and thought-provoking unit openers include eye-catching lead-in photo, an inspiring quote and discussion questions to get students think about the unit theme and use their existing topic vocabulary.


New digital solutions for teachers and students

Gold Experience 2nd Edition offers cutting-edge digital solutions to both students and teachers

Teenagers will undoubtedly appreciate the extra practice with full audio and video content available through the Pearson Practice English app.

Teachers will benefit from all their course resources being available in one place on the Pearson English Portal.


Authentic video content

The variety of video material exposes teens to authentic language, authentic accents, real people and real issues. These include: Switch On Clips, Grammar Vox Pop and Speaking Test Videos.

Switch On clips provide a variety of thought-provoking topics to extend the lesson concept for in-class and out-of-the classroom opportunities. Each video lesson finishes with a project, that requires collaboration, research skills, critical thinking and a final output phase.

Grammar Vox Pop videos provide realistic illustrations of the target language in context to increase students’ engagement.

Speaking Test videos provide a record of an authentic speaking exam situation to help students familiarize themselves with what to expect.

Independent Learning strand

This new feature, encourages students to take charge of their own learning, reflecting on how they learn best and developing things they can do to improve.

Activities ask students to consider various aspects of their English learning and how they can become better learners, with specific practical tasks.

Editable Grammar Presentations

With Gold Experience 2nd Edition Teachers have access to fully-editable PowerPoint Grammar presentations that bring grammar to life and help them present grammar clearly, while saving valuable preparation time too! 

They include:

  • step-by-step walkthroughs of the grammar points
  • meaning/use and structure
  • short practice task
  • can be shared directly with students for revision

Rich assessment package

Gold Experience 2nd Edition provides extensive range of tests for use throughout the course.

  • A/B versions of core tests to prevent copying
  • versions for dyslexic students
  • available as ready-to-print pdfs or editable word documents
  • answer keys and audio files

Test pack includes:

  • diagnostic test to help confirm place students and identify strengths or weaknesses
  • unit tests with two papers: Vocabulary and Grammar; Listening and Reading
  • review tests every three units with three papers: Vocabulary and Grammar; Writing; Speaking
  • End of Year test with three papers: Listening, Language and Reading; Writing; Speaking