State-of-the-art content

Expanded Vocabulary: Every unit now features a Vocabulary Building page which introduces high-frequency vocabulary items to help students get ready for coursebook activities.

Real Stories: All units now feature learning activities which help students with the following:

  • Reading passages
  • Listening and comprehension skills
  • Enhanced comprehension questions, including open-ended questions that help develop 21st Century skills such as critical thinking
  • Writing personal stories
  • Spoken presentation of personal stories

Brand new video content

English in Action: A serialized story that reinforces the language functions and target expressions of every unit (Available for Level 1 and Level 2).

Conversation Model: Video clips with strategies for practicing conversations from the unit (Available for all levels. Previously known as “Drama Coach”).

Presentation Model: Short videos with confidence-building tips where students can watch actual presentations which can be used as a model when creating their own presentations (Available for all levels).

MyMobileWorld - Learning Management System (LMS)

Designed by teachers for teachers and optimized for mobiles devices, this new moodle-based online component is fully integrated with the student book and enables both in-class and out-of-class practice.

Allows easy monitoring of learner participation and progress by teachers and helps learners organize their learning and track progress.

MyMobileWorld is available with the Student Book with MyMobileWorld Access. For teacher access to MyMobileWorld, contact your sales rep or local Pearson office here.

Assessment for Learning

This newly added component consists of practice tests for the main sections of each unit. This is designed to help students think about their own learning so that they can start to see what they’ve achieved in the preceding unit.

Intensive Test Package

In addition to My Assessment there are various kinds of editable tests provided, giving teachers more time to grade and monitor their students' progress.

Test Package includes:

  • Unit Test (12)
  • Mid-Semester Test (1)
  • End-Semester Test (1)
  • Exit Test (1)

Mapped with the Global Scale of English (GSE)

GSE is the standardised, granular and global measure of English language proficiency, aligned with hundreds of Learning Objectives (Can-Do descriptors) for the 4 skills. English Firsthand 5th Edition is mapped with the GSE and gives teachers free access to the GSE Teacher Booklet that shows which descriptors are covered in each unit/page per level and supports teachers to develop a syllabus for their class.