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Welcome to English Result! We’ve focused on making each lesson motivating, attractive, and
memorable. We’ve planned the course to be complete and success-oriented. We treat language as a
practical, action-oriented tool for communication. We’ve made the course transparent and easy to
follow, with a clear lesson and unit structure. We hope you enjoy it!

Motivating Attractive and memorable

English Result is designed to motivate. We believe that quality of English Result is designed for maximum visual impact. The
learning depends on quality of attention, and students will only entire left-hand page of the main lessons consists of a striking
pay attention if they are motivated. Student motivation may be combination of picture and text. These ‘impact pages’ are designed
extrinsic (they study the subject for external rewards) or intrinsic to attract the students’ attention. They are the kinds of pages
(they like the subject for its own sake), or a mix of these. that would probably spark the curiosity of any person thumbing
Adult and young adult students often have very good extrinsic through the book, even someone not studying English. These pages
reasons for learning English – for work, exams, study, or travel, for are addressed to the reader-as-person, rather than the reader-as-
example. However, this alone does not guarantee that they will student-of-English, and their impact is not diluted by instructions,
be successful; especially considering that many will have tried explanations, or exercises. The impact page forms the ‘centre of
to learn English before with disappointing results. We’ve often gravity’ of the lesson, helping to give each lesson a distinct and
heard frustrated students say things like, ‘I’ve studied English for memorable character.
six years and I still can’t speak it!’. These students need a fresh We believe that variety from lesson to lesson is crucial to
new approach, including course material which is intrinsically maintaining the students’ interest, so the impact pages include a
appealing. wide mix of genres such as the following:
We’ve written English Result with this in mind, by creating – magazine articles
material which will act like a magnet to attract student attention. – comedy sketches
In our experience, texts and tasks are likely to work as ‘attention – mystery stories
magnets’ if they have one or more of the following properties: – games
– curiosity – puzzles
– entertainment – personality tests
– challenge – general knowledge quizzes
– enjoyment – poems
– space for personalization – art
– space for choice and control There is always a strong visual component on the impact pages.
For this reason, we have consciously tried to make sure that at We feel that images are very valuable in language learning for a
least one of these properties is central to each lesson. number of reasons:
– In language teaching, a picture is like a text where the students
Once the students’ attention has been attracted, their motivation
provide the words. As a result, a picture can provide content for
needs to be sustained during the lesson and through the course.
a lesson but at the same time leave the students with an active
They need to feel that they are making progress and achieving
role in constructing the language.
something worthwhile. This achievement is motivating in itself.
We aim to cultivate achievement motivation in a number of ways: – A picture can provide a very clear context for new language.
Often, this context would be impossible to describe in words at
– By providing engaging lessons which begin by stating a
the student’s level of English.
practical communicative objective (How to …) and provide all
the necessary input for the students to achieve that objective. – Pictures are level-flexible. The more language you know, the
more you can say about the picture.
– By providing tasks which are clear, focused, challenging, do-
able, personalisable, and which offer choices. – Pictures are attention magnets.
– By providing assessment tools for both learner and teacher
which are transparent and allow the students to check
their own progress against the independent, internationally
recognized student attainment levels in the CEFR (the Common
European Framework of Reference). For more information, go to

Introduction iii
Success-oriented Action-oriented and practical
English Result is designed for success. English Result encourages students to see language in terms of
– Optimum level of challenge: The course is based on realistic what they can do with it, rather than as a body of knowledge.
expectations of what the students should be able to achieve Often, students view language as just a list of words and grammar
in a lesson. For example, we do not expect students to be structures and they end up in the frustrating position where they
able to discuss issues in fluent English when they have only know a lot about the language but they still can’t speak it. In
been prepared to produce a few basic exchanges. The course our experience, most students would like to imagine themselves
is challenging enough to keep a student of this level alert, but coming out of a course being able to say, ‘I can use English’, rather
not so difficult that they get lost and lose their sense of control. than, ‘I know the past tense of irregular verbs in English.’ To help
In this way, students are positioned right at the edge of their move towards this, we have tried to show how the new language
competence and are pushing it forward. is used to create meaning and to communicate:
– Positive approach: The course takes a positive approach to – The How to titles of all the lessons indicate a practical purpose
learning and progress by helping both the student and teacher for the language in the lesson, showing the students that they
to focus on what students CAN do rather than what they can’t. are not simply learning new vocabulary and structures ‘because
Language learning is a complex process and we do not expect they are there’.
that, at the end of a lesson, a student will be able to produce – New grammar and vocabulary are presented within the flow of
a flawless performance in a communicative task. Instead, a lesson, as part of an overall practical objective, and not just for
we take a positive approach to learning by helping teachers their own sake.
and students focus on elements of communication which are – The Can do bar at the end of each lesson reminds students that
successful, rather than viewing an utterance as something to they are learning practical abilities, not passive knowledge.
be corrected. In this way, students can see how far they’ve come
and not only how far they’ve got to go.
– Support: In English Result Intermediate, students are given
plenty of support in all skills. In speaking, for example, new The English Result Intermediate syllabus is closely informed by
words and phrases are often modelled on the audio component Council of Europe publications and includes a comprehensive
to help with pronunciation. Students are also introduced to coverage of the various competences outlined in them. A strong
communication strategies and different techniques they can use A2 student who has worked successfully through English Result
to deal with difficulties they might experience in conversations, Intermediate should be able to place themselves at or above B1
for example, how to correct a misunderstanding. Students for listening, reading, spoken interaction, spoken production, and
are given the opportunity to prepare and plan before freer writing at the end of the course. For more information, go to
communicative tasks. Often, students’ attention is focused on
how to do a particular reading or listening task, so that they are – Communicative tasks: The English Result Intermediate lesson
empowered to use appropriate and effective strategies for the themes are functional in nature, and are based on activities
task at hand. All of this kind of scaffolding means that students described as being appropriate for a B1-level learner. In this way,
are not simply ‘thrown in at the deep end’, and success is more the student can easily see the use of the language they are
than just a matter of luck. learning, and it is pitched to their level to provide an optimum
– Realistic learning load: The language presented in English degree of challenge.
Result Intermediate is tightly graded and controlled so as not – Skills: In addition to the traditional four skills of listening,
to overwhelm the learner. The grammar and vocabulary input reading, speaking, and writing, English Result follows the CEFR
is informed by publications related to the Common European by regarding the speaking skill as comprising both spoken
Framework of Reference, based on what is most useful and interaction (conversation) as a skill in its own right, and spoken
frequent. In this way, students are not adrift in an endless sea production (for example, giving a short self-introduction) as a
of new language – they are in a pool, and they have a good separate skill. This helps to ensure that the students experience
chance of reaching the other side. a balanced range of speaker roles so that they really can come
– Recycling: New language is continually recycled from lesson away from the course being able to ‘speak English’.
to lesson and across the course. In addition to this implicit – Strategies: English Result pays explicit attention to the
recycling, there is explicit recycling in the E lessons and Review various strategies students can use to overcome difficulties
lessons at the end of every unit. The E lessons are designed to in communicative situations, such as asking for clarification
put some of the new language from the unit into action in the or listening and identifying clues to meaning. In this way,
context of a carefully staged and supported writing task. The students will be empowered and not left helpless whenever
Review lessons give students a chance to revisit all the new they hit a communication problem.
grammar and vocabulary in the unit. – Language competence: English Result has clearly identifiable
– Feedback on progress: English Result comes with a grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation strands, which are
comprehensive set of assessment material so that students can highlighted at the top of each lesson page as well as in the
test their new skills on a regular basis and get reliable feedback contents pages. In addition, attention is paid to sociolinguistic
on what they’re doing well and what they need to do more competence (namely aspects of culture such as appropriate
work on. ways of addressing people) and pragmatic competence (for
example being able to make and respond to suggestions
appropriately or using linkers to join ideas together). This gives
students a full picture of what the language is and how it

iv Introduction
Clear unit structure
All 12 units of English Result Intermediate have the same six-lesson structure:
– Lessons A–D each consist of two pages: the impact page on the left and the lesson page on the right.
– Lesson E is one page, reviewing the language in the unit and building up to a written output task.
– Each unit ends with a one-page Review lesson, providing extra practice of the grammar and vocabulary covered
in the unit.
This clear structure means that you know where you are at a glance, making the course clear and easy-to-use.

The people in my life

acquaintance !LXF*OU!OT aunt "OU best friend boss (brother)-in-law colleague L2MJH
cousin L7[O ex-(boyfriend) flatmate neighbour OF*C! nephew OFGKV niece OJT
parents step-(father) uncle widow widower

a b c d
How to talk about the people in your life
� subject questions and object questions


Vocabulary the people in my life

Example mother, son, grandfather …

� the people in my life

Work with a partner. Write a list of family words.

� Look at The people in my life opposite. Say if they are

male, female, or either.
Example aunt = female

Grammar subject questions
and object questions
� Complete the grammar box.

� A Greetings
bow hug each other kiss each other on the cheeks kiss each other on the lips
put your hand on the other person’s shoulder shake hands with each other wave to each other

How do you meet and greet?

What do you do or say in your country? Choose the best answer.
How to talk about greeting customs
� reflexive pronouns


photos a–g.
� ways of greeting

Vocabulary ways of greeting

Look at Greetings opposite and match them with

� Which greetings do you use? When? Tell a partner.

Examples I never hug my boss.
I kiss a friend on the cheeks when we meet
� Miss T or Ms [

�� Complete the grammar box. Then match

the rules and examples.


She introduced He introduced
his wife.
I introduced
We introduced
� Look at the photos in Wanda’s World opposite, but

loves 1 What do people do when they
meet in your country? c 5 A new colleague at work
introduces himself or herself to
after a few days.
you you yourself

don’t read the text. Work with a partner and guess the a shake hands with each other you. Do you ever say any of these his himself
relationships between the people.
� forgot her key.
things? Say never, it’s possible, Read and respond
b put their hand on the other she her
� divorced Harry. sometimes, or often.
� Read the text and name the people in the photos. person’s shoulder we us ourselves
g h c bow a Enchanted. � Read How do you meet and greet? opposite and
Example a = Fatima �� Complete the questions about the sentences in the they their them themselves
f d hug each other b Pleased to meet you. choose the best title for each question.
grammar box and underline the correct word in the rule.
� Look at the mind map of Wanda’s World. How are the e kiss each other on the cheeks c How old are you? a Introducing friends Rules
e i j people related to Wanda? Tell a partner. Object questions (when you don’t know the object) f kiss each other on the lips d Hi, I’m Mr / Ms … (surname)
3 How do you address the people in b Getting attention Use a reflexive pronoun:
� Who does Tom love? g wave to each other e Hi, I’m … (first name)
stepmother question 2? c Addressing people � when the subject is the same person as the object.
� Who did Sandra ? h something else f Peace be with you.
father d Meeting new colleagues � to make it clear you did it and not someone else.
te Ray Dann y � Who did ? a Sir or Madam g Greetings.
Harry + Roxet Sandra + a b Mr / Ms / Mrs / Miss and their e Men and women � in the phrase by + reflexive pronoun, meaning alone.
Subject questions (when you don’t know the subject) surname f � Body language
Grace Stan � Who loves Wanda? c their first name
f g Meeting your teacher
k family � Who forgot ? a We didn’t get a painter – we painted the house
frien ds d a nickname
� Do the questionnaire. Compare your answers in small ourselves.
l m Warren
� Who ? e other
groups. b Come and join us – don’t just sit there by yourself!
Tina + Costa
ME Fatima
Rule Use do, does, or did in subject / object questions.
d � You will listen to Greg Brown, a 20-year-old student from c He’s an adult now and he can look after himself.
�� Look at the questions in exercise 7. Are they subject or Britain. Guess his answers to the questionnaire. �� Underline examples of reflexive pronouns in How do
work object questions? � �B.� Listen to Greg and check your guesses. How are his you meet and greet? and compare with a partner.
ces �� Look at the mind map in exercise 5 and ask your partner answers different from yours? Compare with a partner. �� Complete the sentences with a reflexive pronoun or
Tom acquaintan questions about Wanda’s World. � Pronunciation Match the titles and the pronunciation. each other.

Wanda’s World
Mrs Mirren
n o
Example A Who loves Tom?
B Tracey! 2 How do you greet these people?
Is your greeting different if the
6 You meet a teacher from your
Mr Ms Miss Mrs
N*T Miss N*[
� In France, people kiss each other when they meet.
� Nobody introduced me so I introduced .

person is of the same sex or of school in the street. What do you
Listen for specific information
More practice? Grammar Bank >> p.136. e N*T*[ N*TU! S
 � If you’re hungry, get something for .
the opposite sex? say? � How long have you and Jo known ?
� �B.� Listen and say if you hear Mr, Ms, Miss, or Mrs.
a a good friend a Hello, teacher! � In Britain, relatives give presents at
� �A.� Wanda and Fatima got eight messages on their
ABC Put it all together b an acquaintance – a friend of a b Hello, Mr / Ms … (surname) Example Audio This is Mrs Mirren.
and I live
I’m Wanda Jones. I’m 24, single, telephone today. Listen and decide who they are from. friend, for example c Hello, … (first name) You Mrs!
� Danny didn’t have trumpet classes – he
in Notting �� Draw a similar mind map of people in your life.
with another girl in a small flat c an older neighbour d Hello, Sir / Miss. taught .

� Read the audio script on >> p.150 and answer the
life …
Hill. These are the people in my
�� Look at your partner’s mind map and guess who the d somebody important – your e something else
Grammar reflexive pronouns � I hate eating in restaurants by .
questions. Compare with a partner. people are. boss, for example

Family Friends Acquaintances

� Who visited Wanda? Warren
� What does Mr Robbins ask Wanda to do?
Example A Is Adam your uncle?
B No, he’s my brother-in-law.
e one of your parents when you
haven’t seen them for a long
7 You want to get someone’s
attention. What do you normally
� Match the sentences with the photos.
More practice? Grammar Bank >> p.136.

I’ve got four parents! My mum and dad

are divorced and both of them have
Well, there’s my flatmate, Fatima.
She’s from Lebanon. I haven’t got a
Let’s see, there’s our neighbour,
Mrs Mirren. I know her because she
� Who did Warren visit?
� Who wants Wanda to go to their house? �� Think of questions to ask about the people in your
f a six-year-old child – your
4 You’re by yourself and you walk
into a café. You see a friend
sitting with a group of people
say? Are any of these rude?
a Excuse me! � They’re hugging each other. ABC Put it all together
remarried. My mum, Tina, lives with my boyfriend. My ex-boyfriend, Warren, calls every day to complain about partner’s map. Ask and answer with your partner. nephew or niece, for example b Hey, Mister / Miss! � She’s hugging herself.
� Who left a message for Fatima? you don’t know. What usually �� Work with a partner. Make notes to answer questions
step-father, Costas, in Wimbledon. My still phones me every week, but I’m something. Her cats fight on our Examples Does your sister live near you? c Listen!
� Who does Harry want Wanda to meet? happens? � She’s hugging someone else. about two countries.
dad, Harry, lives in Marbella with his not interested. It’s a bit complicated balcony. � Who wants Wanda to stay home tomorrow? Who do you speak to most on the phone? b d You there!
new wife, Roxette. She’s the same age because Warren is my brother-in-law’s a Your friend introduces you to e something else Student A Read Two countries on >> p.126.
� Who left an umbrella at Wanda’s house? Who lives with you? a b c
as me, and we get on really well! brother. Work the people. Student B Read Two countries on >> p.133.
� Who wants to see Wanda tomorrow evening? (more b You say ‘hi’ to your friend and g
I’ve got a younger sister called Sandra. My best friend is Stan. He’s a 54-year- I’m a secretary in an insurance than one person!) �� Ask your partner the questions from exercise 13 about
introduce yourself to the
She’s married to a guy called Ray. They old barber and his shop is just below company. My boss is called Tom and I his / her countries. Did you learn anything new?
� Make a list of things that people want Wanda to do people.
have a young baby called Grace. That my flat. He’s a widower and he’s got a think he’s secretly in love with me. My
tomorrow. What do you think she should do? Why? c The people stand up and
means I’m an aunt! teenage son, Danny. Danny’s learning colleague is called Tracey and she’s
Decide in groups. introduce themselves to you.
to play the trumpet. secretly in love with Tom. What a mess!
d something else

I can talk about the people in my life. I can talk about greeting customs.
6 �A Tick  the line. with a lot of help with some help on my own very easily 7 � �B Tick  the line. with a lot of help with some help on my own very easily �

Las Meninas
� �

How to explain who people are
� present simple and continuous


Read an art catalogue description
� position

Look at the painting opposite with a partner. Do you

know anything about this painting? Do you like it?
� Read Las Meninas opposite and answer the questions.
� Who’s the little girl in the white dress?
� Who’s the painter and what is he painting?
� Work with a partner. Put the verbs in the
present simple or the present continuous.
� Nicolas wants to wake the dog –
� José Nieto
� Diego
it with his foot. want / touch
something in his hand –
it’s a book. hold / think
a picture. He
pictures of the royal family. paint / paint
a lot of
�C Misunderstandings
I don’t understand. No, I meant (pair). I thought you said (pear). Oh, I see! Pardon? Sorry, I misunderstood.


Puzzle time
We use language to communicate and understand each other.
But quite often we misunderstand what the other person is saying.
Can you explain the misunderstandings in these situations?
How to correct a misunderstanding
� cognates and false friends; misunderstandings


Vocabulary cognates and false friends

Match the definitions and examples.

Cognate (There is a similar word in my language
and it has a similar meaning.)
� the alphabet

False friend (There is a word in my language which

looks similar but has a different meaning.)
� Work with a partner. Answer these
questions about the full alphabet.

opqrstuv w xyz
� Which seven other letters rhyme with tree?
� The word is completely different in my language.
� Write the numbers of the people in Las Meninas in the � Maria and Isabel a lot of time with the � Which two other letters rhyme with day?
text. Which people in the picture are not mentioned? princess. They her now. spend / help a The Italian word calcio means football. � Which two other letters rhyme with new?
� Marcela and the bodyguard about
1 An English teacher was doing some
b The Polish word paszport means passport. � Which other letter rhymes with fly?

vocabulary work with his class. He was
Vocabulary position something. They for the king. talk / work c The Spanish word carpeta doesn’t mean carpet. It � Which letter doesn’t rhyme with any of the words in
� � � � asking questions and inviting students
� � I Las Meninas – I an essay means file. exercise 7?
about it for my class. like / write
to give the answers. ‘What is the
� Look at the phrases in Position opposite. Match them opposite of right?’ he asked. A student � Are these words cognates, false friends, or completely � �D.� Listen and complete the sentences. Here are the
with the numbers in the diagrams. �� Write a sentence about you for each of the rules a–e in called Jenny put her hand up. ‘Go ahead, different in your language? Write 1, 2, or 3. Check in a words you need.
exercise 8. Then tell a partner. Jenny’, said the teacher. mono-lingual dictionary if you aren’t sure. bored guessed knows meat
� Underline the correct words. One metre
Example rule a – I like European films. seventy. ‘The opposite of write is read!’ she actually apple camera exit new peace rode through
� The driver sits at the front / in front of a bus and the Height?
passengers sit at the back of / behind the driver. �� Change partners. Talk about your first partner. shouted. The other students all laughed large novel parent police Example Audio Nose, N-O-S-E, is pronounced the same
� In Britain, cars drive on the left / to the left of the road. Example Magda wants something to eat. and Jenny didn’t understand why. as …
smoking taxi tennis
If you want to pass a slow lorry, you have to pass You … knows; K-N-O-W-S
on the right / to the right of it.
More practice? Grammar Bank >> p.136.
2 A young man was talking to his colleague � Can you think of more cognates and false friends in

at work. ‘How’s Anita?’ his colleague English and your language? Do you think they could
Listen and follow a conversation
� Test a partner about the people in the painting. asked. Anita was the man’s girlfriend. cause misunderstandings? Discuss in groups.
Listen for detail
Example A Where’s Marcela?

‘Oh, she’s not very well, actually’, said
B She’s to the left of the bodyguard. the man. ‘She arrived back from Ireland Read and identify misunderstandings �� Read puzzle 4 in Puzzle time again and put this
�� �C.� You will hear a tourist, Barbara, and a guide talking conversation in order.
yesterday and she’s been in bed with a

about Las Meninas. What two parts of the painting do A I’m sorry, I don’t understand …
Grammar present simple and � Read Medical Examination opposite. What is the
In 1656,
they talk about? temperature since then.’
Diego Velázquez painted Las Meninas, A � Can I have some bananas, please?
one of the most famous works in the
Apart from her maids of honour, little Margarita also has continuous �� Listen again and answer the questions. ‘Flu?’ asked the man’s colleague. misunderstanding? Complete the explanation with a
two dwarfs to keep her company. Their names are Nicolas partner. A Oh, I see! No, I meant pair, P-A-I-R! I’d like those
history of Western art. Today, the painting is on display in � Read this text. Which man in the painting is it about? � Where are King Phillip and Queen Mariana? ‘Yes, she flew’, replied the man, ‘I went to two bananas, please.
and Maribarbola . You can them at the front on the right. Weight sounds the same as .
the Prado Museum in Madrid. Thousands of people visit A dog is lying in front of them and Nicolas is trying to wake it I’m studying� art history so I spend a lot of time in the � Who is looking at them? Weight? the airport to meet her.’ A Oh, ehm … I’ll take that pair.
Prado. Sometimes I watch� the visitors. When they see The doctor meant .
the museum every day, and most of them want to see this up with his foot. � Where is the red cross? His colleague looked at him very strangely.
Las Meninas, they usually look� at the princess first. But Weight? The young man understood . B Pardon? Don’t you want any bananas then?
masterpiece by Velázquez before they leave. � Who gave it to the painter? B Oh, ha ha. OK. Sorry, I misunderstood. I thought
Behind Isabel, the maid of honour, we can see Marcela , later, they usually notice this man. He works� in the � Who painted it? I was doing a crossword and I needed help. My � Read Puzzle time opposite. Match stories 1–4 with these
When you look at the picture, the first thing you see is the woman who looks after the princess. She’s saying palace – he checks� that all the palace rooms are clean you said pear, P-E-A-R!
mum was in the room, and I said to her, ‘Can you titles.
five-year-old Princess Margarita � . She’s standing in the something to the princess’s bodyguard . At the back of and in order. At this moment, he’s standing� on the stairs �� Read the audio script on >> p.150. Underline the words in B Yes, of course. Which ones do you want?
think of a word meaning boat with five letters?’ Buying Fruit Crossword
middle of a group of girls and she’s looking directly at you. the room, through the doorway, we can see José Nieto . and he’s looking� into the room. Perhaps he wants� to red below and match them with their meanings. B You want a pear?
The girls are wearing expensive dresses with very wide He looks after the palace buildings. He’s going up the stairs, ‘Do you know what the first letter is?’ she asked. Chatting at Work English Class
look at the painting. Some historians believe� he was a � b oh a to show you’re going to answer a �� �D.� Listen and check.
skirts. Margarita’s dress is white and shines brightly in the or perhaps he’s coming down, it isn’t clear. He’s looking relative of the artist. ‘Y’, I said. � Work with a partner. Read the puzzles again and explain
� uh huh? question.
light from a window on the right. The two girls on either towards us. the misunderstandings. These words are clues. �� �D.� Look at Misunderstandings opposite. Listen and
� Match the verbs in red in exercise 7 with the rules in the � well b to show surprise, or that the ‘Because it’s much easier if you know the first
side of the princess are her maids of honour, Maria and right flu why pair repeat the phrases.
Finally, on the left of the scene is the painter himself, Diego
grammar box. information is new to you. letter, isn’t it?’ she replied.
Isabel. Maria is kneeling and offering Margarita a drink. Velázquez . He’s working on an enormous painting, but we c to show that you’re following what �� Practise the conversation in exercise 10 with a partner.

I thought
Isabel is standing to the right of Margarita and she’s
looking in our direction.
can’t see what it is. Is he painting the whole scene in a mirror,
or is he painting something else? We will never know.
Use present simple for ...
a verbs which describe
Use present continuous for ...
d actions happening at this moment.
the person is saying. Why aren’t
you saying
you asked me
to wait … 4 Maria Teresa was in a greengrocer’s in
England buying fruit. She asked for some
Pronunciation the alphabet
ABCD Put it all together
states.* I like art. She’s looking at the princess. ABCD Put it all together bananas and the greengrocer asked
which ones she wanted. There were lots � Which letters rhyme with these words? Match them. �� Work with a partner. Look at Misunderstandings on
b an action which happens e actions happing these days, but S F B A Z X Q O N L I R M
�� Work with a partner. Look at a photo and ask and say of bunches of five or six bananas, but she >> p.126. Choose two of the misunderstandings and write
often. Tourists always visit perhaps not at this moment.
Position the Prado.
c permanent or long-term
I’m learning to paint. who the people are. Then compare your information.
Student A Look at Family photo on >> p.126.
didn’t want that many. Then she noticed
there was a bunch with just two bananas,
� B tree
� day

a conversation similar to the one in exercise 10. Practise
saying your conversations.
at the back (of the room) in front (of the girl) facts. He lives in Madrid. Student B Look at Family photo on >> p.133. and said, ‘I’ll take that pair, please’. � new � pen �� car �� Do your role play for another pair. What is the
� � �
in the middle (of …) to the left (of …) The greengrocer was confused. ‘Pardon? � fly 9 dress 13 bed misunderstanding?
� � * State verbs include: believe, know, like, see, understand, want, etc.
at the front (of …) to the right (of …) �
� Don’t you want any bananas, then?’ he � Jeff
on the left (of …) behind (the girl) �
on the right (of …) �
I can explain who people are. I can correct a misunderstanding.
10 �C Tick  the line. with a lot of help with some help on my own very easily 11 �� �D Tick  the line. with a lot of help with some help on my own very easily ��

Writing A self-introduction


Get ideas to write about

Read email A. Work with a partner and underline the

best option.
� Wanda’s writing to people she doesn’t know / a friend
/ her boss.
� Wanda wants to learn new things / meet new people.

Dear list members,

I’m Wanda Jones and I was invited to join this
photography discussion group by Tony Garcia.
� E
Unit � Review



Subject questions and object questions Write questions

about the missing information.
� Tom loves ? . Who does Tom love?

? loves Wanda.
? left a message for Fatima.
B Vocabulary

� The people in my life Match these words with the

correct definition.
acquaintance aunt brother-in-law colleague
cousin neighbour niece widow
� The daughter of my sister. niece
� Wanda’s sending a photo in the post / attaching a � Roxette kissed ? on the cheeks. � A women whose husband has died.
photo with the email. I’m 24 and single and I live in Notting Hill with my
flatmate Fatima. I’m a secretary at Safeguard Home � Tracey thinks ? is nice. � The sister of my mother or father.
� How is Wanda’s email organized? Put these headings in Insurance. I’m studying Japanese at evening classes � ? wants to see Wanda tomorrow. � Somebody I work with.
order 1–6. because I want to go and work in Japan. I enjoy Tai Chi � ? called Wanda to invite her to dinner. � The brother of my husband.
and Yoga. � Warren visited ? yesterday. � My uncle’s daughter.
my general background and interests
My biggest passion is photography and I love taking � ? saw Warren outside Wanda’s flat. � A person who lives near me.
my hopes for the future
� greeting
photographs of people. I believe that if you take the �� Mrs Mirren lives with ? . � A person who I know.
picture at the right moment, you can capture their
goodbye personality. I’m sending a photo of myself with my � Reflexive pronouns Complete the sentences with a � Ways of greeting Complete the sentences with these
my interest in the topic of the discussion group first camera as an attachment. It’s a Leica. It was my reflexive pronoun or each other. words.
my name and how I heard about the discussion group grandfather’s, and he gave it to me when I was ten. � I never introduce myself using my full name. bow cheeks hug kiss put shake shoulder wave
I’m looking forward to learning more about � It’s normal for people to live by when they � Musicians sometimes bow to the audience at
� Organize these notes into the six sections from exercise 2.
photography from you all go to university. the end of a concert.
24 Notting Hill secretary Japan yoga and I hope I can contribute � Come and join us – don’t just sit there by !
Best wishes Dear photos of people, capture personality � When people meet for the first time, they often
something too. � In Turkey, friends greet with one or two
sending photo Wanda J, invited by Tony G hands.
Best wishes, kisses on the cheek. � Brothers often when they greet each other.
want learn more, contribute
� He’s old enough to look after now. � Women friends often each other on the
Wanda � In many countries, people give Christmas when they meet.
presents on 6th January. � Men sometimes their hand on the other
� Dear
� We made this wedding cake . I hope it person’s .
� tastes OK! � People often when they say goodbye.

� Present simple and continuous Put the verbs in the � Position Where’s the smiley ? Write sentences for the
� correct tense. pictures.
� Imagine you want to join a discussion group. Decide The Musée d’Orsay in Paris �
what the group is about. Write some notes, not full � has �
have a large
sentences, for the six sections. B collection of French Art. I really
� Talk about your ideas in small groups. Do you want to � like the paintings by
Self-introduction He’s behind the box.
change or add anything to your notes? Edouard Manet. One picture
� show a young soldier �

Dear Mr Tony, boy. He � wear red
Drafting and editing I’m Mr Warren and I was invited to join the discussion trousers and a hat, and he
group by Wanda. � play a small flute.
� Read email B. Warren wants to join the discussion group The boy � seem happy �
I’m look forward to learning more from you all and I hope
and wrote this first draft. What changes should he make I can contribute something too. enough, but I � feel sad �
before he sends his email? when I look at him – will he live
I work for a Japanese company which makes cameras
� Work with a different partner or in a small group and to be an adult? I � know
for people who work in the film industry. I’m studying
compare your ideas. Japanese at evening classes so I can communicate myself this picture well because I
better with people in the company.
� see it every week –
I �� learn to play the flute and my teacher
AB Put it all together My biggest passion is photography and film and I love
going to the cinema. I’d like to learn more about film and
�� have a poster of it on his wall. � Misunderstandings Put the conversation in order.
� Use your notes in exercise 4 to write a first draft of your photography. I believe that a good film can be made A Oh, I see! No, I meant a pot of tea.
self-introduction email. better if the people who do the filming know a lot about A Pardon? I don’t understand.
photography too. I’m 22 and single and I live in notting Hill.
� Work with a partner and edit your writing together. Look � A Can I have a pot of tea, please?
for mistakes like Warren’s. Warren B Ah, I misunderstood. I thought you said ‘pot of
cheese’! Sorry about that.
�� Write your final draft. Are you happy to send it now?
� B I’m sorry, we don’t sell food.
B We don’t sell cheese.
I can write a self-introduction.
�� Tick  the line. with a lot of help with some help on my own very easily ��

Introduction v
How English Result works

How to …
The How to provides a clear
focus and makes the practical
learning outcome absolutely
transparent to the student.

bow hug each other kiss each other on the cheeks kiss each other on the lips

Left-hand impact page

put your hand on the other person’s shoulder shake hands with each other wave to each other

Every A to D lesson includes a whole page of visual

stimulation to keep motivation high. How do you meet and greet?
Many different genres, from news articles to adverts, What do you do or say in your country? Choose the best answer.
cartoon strips to mystery stories, quizzes to games, help
to provide variety and keep the material fresh.
1 What do people do when they
meet in your country? c 5 A new colleague at work
introduces himself or herself to
you. Do you ever say any of these
a shake hands with each other
b put their hand on the other things? Say never, it’s possible,
person’s shoulder sometimes, or often.
c bow a Enchanted.
d hug each other b Pleased to meet you.

Visual help e kiss each other on the cheeks

f kiss each other on the lips
How old are you?
Hi, I’m Mr / Ms … (surname)
g wave to each other
h something else
3 How do you address the people in
question 2?
Hi, I’m … (first name)
Peace be with you.
Images are used extensively to make texts and new a Sir or Madam g Greetings.
a b Mr / Ms / Mrs / Miss and their
language more accessible and memorable for the surname
c their first name
students. d a nickname
e other

2 How do you greet these people?

Is your greeting different if the
person is of the same sex or of 6 You meet a teacher from your
school in the street. What do you
the opposite sex? say?
a a good friend a Hello, teacher!
b an acquaintance – a friend of a b Hello, Mr / Ms … (surname)
friend, for example c Hello, … (first name)
c an older neighbour d Hello, Sir / Miss.
d somebody important – your e something else
boss, for example
e one of your parents when you
haven’t seen them for a long
7 You want to get someone’s
attention. What do you normally
f a six-year-old child – your
4 You’re by yourself and you walk
into a café. You see a friend
sitting with a group of people
say? Are any of these rude?
a Excuse me!
nephew or niece, for example b Hey, Mister / Miss!
you don’t know. What usually c Listen!
b happens? d You there!
a Your friend introduces you to e something else
the people.
b You say ‘hi’ to your friend and g
introduce yourself to the
c The people stand up and
introduce themselves to you.
d something else

� �B

vi Introduction
GVP bar Vocabulary
The grammar, vocabulary, and The vocabulary input is manageable and them. This helps them to talk about their own
pronunciation content of each relevant – high-frequency, useful language that life and circumstances.
lesson is clearly signposted so is of immediate practical value. Vocabulary is constantly recycled across lessons,
teachers and students know Students are given the opportunity to expand helping students to fix it in their minds.
what to expect. their vocabulary in areas which are relevant for

Reading and listening skills
Receptive skills, sub-skills, and strategies appropriate for
How toHow
talk greeting
about greeting
customs a student aspiring to reach level B1 are made explicit in
� reflexive pronouns
� reflexive
� ways
pronouns � ways
of greeting � of T or Ms�[Miss T or Ms [
the section headings. Teachers and students know what


� Look at Greetings
ways of greeting
ways of greeting

at Greetings
� Look opposite and match
�� Complete the

match them with pronouns

�� grammar
the rules and examples.
the grammar
Then match
the rules and examples.
box. Then match they are practising and why.
Both audio and textual materials are true to their genre.
photos a–g. photos a–g.
� Which greetings
� Which
do yougreetings
use? When?
do you
a partner.
When? Tell a partner. She introduced
subject object
possessive reflexive
object reflexive For example, casual conversation contains features of
introduced IHe
introduced We
I introduced
introduced We introduced
Examples I never hug myI boss.
Examples never hug my boss. me. his
me.wife. them.
his wife. ourselves.
them. ourselves. natural speech such as hesitation. Scripted dialogues
I kiss a friend on
I kiss
friend when
on thewecheeks
meetwhen we meet
after a few days.after a few days.
contain authentic sound effects so students are exposed
to the contrasting varieties of spoken English they might
his his himself himself
Read and respond
Read and respond
us ourselves
us ourselves
expect to hear both in the media and on the street.
� Read How �do Read
you meet
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meet and greet?
opposite and opposite and
they their
they them
their themselves
them themselves
choose the bestchoose
title for
title for each question.
a a friends
Introducing Introducing friends Rules Rules
b Getting attention
b Getting attention Use a reflexiveUse
a reflexive pronoun:
c Addressingc peopleAddressing people � when the subject
� when is the
is theassame
the object.
person as the object.
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Meeting new colleagues
Men and women
� to make it clear
� in the phrase
� toyou
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and you
not someone
did it andelse.
by + reflexivemeaning
not someone else.
alone.meaning alone.
f � Body language
f � Body language
Examples Examples
g Meeting gyour teacher
Meeting your teacher
a We didn’ta get aWe painter
didn’t–getwe apainted
painterthe– wehouse
painted the house Pronunciation sections flow naturally from the How to,
� Do the questionnaire.
� Do the questionnaire.
Compare your Compare
answers inyour answers in small ourselves.
b Come and
b join Come
us – don’t
and join
just us
sit –there
sit there by yourself! grammar, or vocabulary of each lesson, helping students
� You will listen
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listen toa Greg
a 20-year-old
from student c fromHe’s an adult
c now
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an adult
he cannowlook and
he himself.
can look after himself. see how pronunciation fits into the wider picture.
Britain. Guess his
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to the questionnaire.�� Underline examples
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and greet?with
compare and compare
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�� sentences
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or pronoun or
� Pronunciation
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and the
titles and the pronunciation.
each other. each other. sounds and to supra-segmental features such as sentence
� In France, people
� In France,
kiss each
each they
when they meet.
Mr Ms Miss MrMrsMs Miss Mrs
N*T Miss N*T Miss
N*[ N*[ � Nobody introduced
� Nobody meintroduced
so I introduced
me so I introduced. . stress. In this way, students get balanced practice of
N*T*[ N*T*[ N*TU! S
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� How long have
� If you’re
� How
get something
you long
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and Jo
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English pronunciation both receptively and productively.
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Miss, Ms, Miss, or Mrs.
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� In Britain,
give relatives givepresents at presents at
Example Audio
Mrs! You
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Christmas. Christmas. Pronunciation exercises take a meaning-based approach
� Danny didn’t � have
Danny trumpet
didn’t classes
have trumpet
– he classes – he
taught taught. . wherever possible, so that students can see how
Grammar reflexive

� Match the sentences

� Match with
the sentences
reflexive pronouns

the photos.
with the photos.
� I hate eating� inI hate
More practice? More
eating in
by restaurants by.
>> p.136. Bank >> p.136.
pronunciation can change meaning.

� They’re hugging
� They’re
each other.
hugging each other. ABC ABC
Put it all together
Put it all together
� She’s hugging
� herself.
She’s hugging herself.
�� Work with ��
a partner.
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a partner.
notes to Make
to answer questions
� She’s hugging
� someone
She’s hugging
else. someone else. about two countries.
about two countries.
Student A Read
Two countries on >>countries
A Read Two p.126. on >> p.126.
Grammar bank
a a b b c c
Student B Read
Two countries on >>countries
B Read Two p.133. on >> p.133.
�� Ask your partner
�� Askthe
partner from
the questions
exercise 13
exercise 13 about
The Grammar Bank at the back of the book provides
his / her countries.
his /Did
her you
learn anything
Did you learn
new?anything new? clear reference notes plus extra exercises for students
who need more controlled practice.

I can talk about

I cangreeting
talk about
greeting customs.
Tick  the line. with
Tickalot ofline.
the help with some
a lot ofhelp
help on
my some
own help on my own � very easily
very easily �

Productive Skills
The Put it all together section at the end of every A–D
lesson gives students the chance to put new language into
action in a speaking or interaction activity. This provides
Grammar sections Reflection an opportunity for freer oral practice of the new language.
Students always see new grammar in The Can do bar at the
The students are given plenty of support and preparation
context before it is actively presented end of each lesson
for these activities to help give them the best possible
to them. This shows the grammar reminds students what
chance of success.
in action and demonstrates how it the lesson has been about
contributes to meaning, before they and invites them to The Put it all together section at the end of every E
focus on the form. reflect on how much they lesson is a piece of written work that has been carefully
have learnt. This helps prepared, step-by-step, throughout the whole lesson. In
Students are encouraged to work out
them to self-assess their this way, students have plenty of ideas, strategies, and
rules and patterns of language for
achievement realistically appropriate language before they start writing. Students
themselves so that the presentation
and positively. are also shown stages involved in the writing process.
is more memorable.

Introduction vii
What else does English Result offer?

Student’s Book Workbook Workbook Teacher’s Book Class Audio CDs

with MultiROM with Answer Key Booklet with DVD
and MultiROM

For students: extra practice material 

For teachers: extra resources

Teacher’s Book Orientation

These notes appear in the first column of a set of notes for each
The English Result Teacher’s Book has been designed as a resource:

lesson, and provide you with a variety of lesson-appropriate
– for planning before the lesson information: the context of situation, the language focus of the
– for quick reference during the lesson lesson, and what will happen in the Put it all together. The section
– for step-by-step guidance during a lesson ends with practical preparation ideas and warmer suggestions.

The Teacher’s Book is interleaved with the Student’s Book so that – Context notes This is a an overview of what the students will
the teaching notes are on the page facing the corresponding mainly focus on during the lesson, along with a brief summary
eting customs classroom material. This, together with strong section headings,
clear answer keys, and colour-coded extra activities, makes for easy
of the input material to help you quickly ‘tune in’ to the
navigation and fast cross-referencing. – Language focus This is an ‘at-a-glance’ boxed summary of main
language areas of the lesson (grammar, vocabulary and phrases,
pronunciation and discourse), along with an indicator of
A Vocabulary ways of greeting language points being previewed, recycled or which should be
treated for recognition purposes only. This helps you distinguish
� Direct students to the phrases in Greetings and photos a–g.
eting and Match one or two together as a class. Students continue
between areas of language which need greater attention and
individually and compare in pairs. Nominate students to give language which is incidental to a particular lesson.
reeting. answers and help with vocabulary and pronunciation. – Language notes These notes give extra information about
e readers to aspects of the new language that often confuse students, such
a shaking hands, hands on shoulder
b kiss each other on the cheeks as structures which may be different in their own language, or
eeting. c kiss each other on the lips false friends. In this way, you’ll be prepared for those ‘difficult’
d hug each other e shake hands with each other questions.
f bow g wave to each other
tions, – Culture notes These are brief notes on aspects of everyday
t. Students Extra help culture such as different politeness conventions or
explain Call out a photo letter, for the class to say the phrase from conversational norms. You can use this information to help
Greetings. Monitor and drill pronunciation, encouraging your students become more inter-culturally aware. For more
students to link words together and say the phrases with information, go to
natural rhythm. Students continue in pairs or small groups.
elf, ourselves,
– End-product notes These notes provide a summary of the final
� Go through the instructions and examples. Elicit or write task: what students will be doing, what materials they can
examples of people on the board, e.g. neighbours, family look back to for support, and how they will work together to do
What’s in it?
members, colleagues at work. Put students into pairs to continue it. This means you know in advance what the whole lesson is
the activity and monitor and join in with conversations. Ask building towards.
e hands, The teacher’s notes
volunteers for the
to tell each lesson
class are in three
and review mainassections:
vocabulary necessary.
– Preparation notes These notes tell you what you can do before
• Orientation This gives you all the background
the lesson to make it run more smoothly, such as asking
meet, rude B information
Read about the language and content of the lesson
and respond
so that you can see ‘the bigger picture’.
students to bring dictionaries or thinking about classroom
organization for particular activities. This helps to ensure you’re
In• thisStep-by-step
section, students readnotes
lesson for gist and detail
These guidetoyou
do athrough the
me, hand, not caught unprepared.
nephew, – Warmer notes The Warmer section provides topic-opener
� Read the instructions and check students understand meet and
• Assessment guide At the end of the lesson, this helps activities for you to get your students thinking and
uns greet. Ask students to read titles a–g and check vocabulary as
you assess student performance so that you and your
necessary. Do the first item as a class. Ask students questions talking about the topic and to introduce the How to …,
U! S
about canread,
how they see e.g.
need tocome.
understand every the communicative task focus and aim of the lesson.
word? (No.) Did you read slowly? (No.) Which words and phrases
helped you? (hands, shoulder, hug, etc.) Tell students to ignore
any new vocabulary for the moment.
. In theviii Introduction
Monitor and help as necessary as students continue
individually. Go over answers as a class, eliciting or pointing
Step-by-step lesson notes – Balanced The list gives you a menu of criteria by which to
judge performance, for example, content, grammar (accuracy
Numbered exercise notes and range), fluency, interaction, or coherence. The criteria
These notes accompany the exercises in the Student’s Book, are systematically varied from lesson to lesson so that your
following the same numbering system for ease of navigation. The assessment and feedback is balanced and not dominated by
notes include: only one aspect, such as grammatical accuracy, for example.
– Advice on classroom management, for example how students – Practical When you assess student performance, it is impossible
should be grouped. to focus on all aspects at once. For this reason, there are only a
– Teaching techniques, for example, learner training. When few criteria specified in each assessment checklist, in order to
dealing with reading and listening activities, it is often helpful make the task more manageable. In addition, for each criterion,
to give students the opportunity to think about different ways a very concrete and specific feature is specified for you to listen
of doing a task. The lesson notes in the Teacher’s Book offer out for, helping to make your assessment more focused and
suggestions to help you raise students’ awareness to different objective rather than impressionistic. This also helps give your
strategies they could use and to help them become more students informative feedback.
effective and successful language learners. – Appropriate The task checklists in English Result Intermediate
– Tips on when and how to give feedback on students’ are based on the scales at B1 in the Common European
performance, and what aspects of their performance to focus Framework of Reference. This means you can be confident that
on. The notes also advise you where not to expect accuracy or the assessment criteria are relevant and appropriate to the
ent, Greg, �� Set a short time limit of about three minutes for students to students’ level.
correct error. For more information go to
stion in find and underline examples in How do you meet and greet?
Check answers as a class.
– Transparent The assessment checklists are transparent for both
ences in – Text orientation for the listening and reading sections in each teacher and student alike. They make it easy for you to explain
Question � each other Question � yourself, themselves and for students to understand exactly what they’re doing
watching lesson, we provide
Question � him /aherself
mini-orientation to the topic of a text, a
well and what could be improved. A final note in the Student
summary of the sub-skills being developed, and supplementary
more than �� Go through
information onthe
genre of aand ask students
written text or to
theread sentences
qualities of a Performance section gives more advice on helping students self-
udio. Play 1–7. Check
listening text.vocabulary. Do the example as a class, pointing out assess on the Can do bar at the bottom of the page. For more
ake a note that each other can be used for two people or many. Monitor information, go to
er answers Extras and make a note of any difficulties as students continue
individually. Ask for volunteers to give answers and elicit or
ything they These notes are in colour so that you can distinguish them from
explain why the reflexive pronoun is used, referring to the Notes for Review lessons
the procedural notes. They
rules in exercise include:
10 as appropriate.
hakes a The Review lessons in the Student’s Book provide a set of familiar,
– Language notes on typical problem areas in the focus language.
gs father, � myself � yourself � each other � each other � himself free-standing exercises which students can use to review the main
b, c – Teaching tips to give you extra ideas for dealing with different
� myself grammar and vocabulary in a unit. The accompanying Teacher’s
rude) teaching points. Book notes provide a wealth of extra activities and exercise types
Extra help
– Extra help for dealing with students who areforhaving difficulty. to help tailor the material to your students’ needs. For further
asking Cue-response drill. Say a couple of sentences students to
ough the – Extra activities
continue withinthe
case you havereflexive
appropriate extra time and Twould
pronoun. I didn’tlike
go to information, go to
continue. givetomore practice. I cut it … SS … myself. T I took my car to the
the hairdresser’s. The Review lessons can be used in a variety of different ways. For
as necessary. garage. I couldn’t repair it … SS … myself. T We didn’t buy this pie. example:
– Extra plus: ideas to provide more challenge for those students
We made it … SS ourselves. etc.
who need it. – You can have a quiet class, to allow students to work at their
y and – Early finishers: extra activities for mixed ability classes or own pace, and make yourself available to attend individual
Continue ABCsome
where Putstudents
it all together
finish earlier than others. questions.
ate – Students could work through all the exercises in pairs or small
or correct – Answer keys: These
�� Go through have beenand
the instructions designed to beinto
put students quickly
A / B located
for ease groups.
necessary. pairs.of
Asuse during
turn the lesson.
to >> p.126 and Bs to >> p.133. Check students
understand the activity. Monitor and help them find the – Students could chose which exercises they want to do.
� Miss
Student performance
answers to the three questions, checking students are making
short notes to answer the questions for both countries.
– You could also use the Review activities at an appropriate point
in your lesson to give students further controlled practice.
point out At the end of
�� Read theeach lesson, you
instructions will
before find an
students doassessment
the activity. checklist
At the – You could set the Review exercises as homework, possibly
. Students to helpend,
to assess
aroundand give about
the class feedback on student
any new performance,
information students
and to have
student attention asking students to choose two or three exercises, and give
about greeting on specific
customs criteria
in the when they
four countries. Askare
oint out deciding where
further to place
general themselves
questions, e.g. Doon the
they Can
say thisdo bar.
to everyone? Do
students parts of the answer key for them to self-correct.
minimal pair they do this with men and women? In each set of Teacher’s Book Review lesson notes, you will find:
Student performance – A Review Lesson Warmer, with an exercise or activity based on
Students should be able to exchange factual information. ten key phrases from the unit.
ends You can use this checklist to monitor and give feedback or to assess – Warm-up activities for each exercise: suggestions for optional
rk; a shop students’ performance.
d student
short (often whole-class) activities which get students thinking
the cinema. Content Do students answer the questions? exercise � about a language point before they do the exercise.
Grammar Do students use subject and object pronouns accurately? – Set-up notes for each exercise: practical advice and answer keys.
exercise �� – Follow-up notes for each exercise: suggestions for optional
Vocabulary Do students use a variety of greetings phrases? exercise � activities which usually have a more student-centred focus.
– Early finishers: suggestions for further activities which students
a class. I can talk about greeting customs. can do individually, often giving them the opportunity for
Students tick on my own if they have answered the questions personal reflection on their work on the unit as a whole.
using their notes. They tick with some help if they have read a
couple of sentences from Pairwork, Two countries.
e column
ns in the Early finishers
Students repeat the activity without using their notes.

Check Additional material Introduction ix

nts match for extra practice activities
Also in the Teacher’s Book
Unit Tests
Assessment in English Result

English Result contains a coherent, comprehensive, flexible, and

reliable set of assessment materials for both teachers and students.
These materials can be found in various components in English
Result: the Student’s Book, Workbook, Workbook MultiROM,
Teacher’s Book, and Website.
We take a broad view of assessment and provide a set of resources
we think will be useful for both teachers and students. We believe
that one of the main purposes of assessment is to show what
has been achieved, and so, in keeping with the key values of the
course, we have provided material to help you to provide reliable
– One photocopiable Test per Student’s Book unit (see p.162) feedback and to credit students for what they are able to do. In
other words, as well as providing traditional tests, we also offer
– Each Test includes Grammar, Vocabulary, Pronunciation assessment materials which are success-oriented and informative.
Awareness, and Reading and Writing sections. We hope the result will be a positive impact on motivation and
– Easy to administer with clear instructions and examples for learning.
students and marking guidelines for teachers.
For teachers: We provide a set of traditional tests which
DVD comprehensively assess language and skills on a unit-by-unit basis,
Key features: and which are easy to administer and mark. To help teachers feel
that they are being fair and consistent in their assessment, we also
– 30 minutes of classroom footage and author commentary to
provide clear answer keys with suggestions on how to allocate
show you how the material works in the classroom.
marks and what to focus on when assessing the writing and
– Accompanying teacher training worksheets speaking skills. For more information, go to
For students: We provide a range of materials which will
Other components encourage students to reflect on their progress in relation to their
personal learning needs and current learning goals. Our aim is
to help teachers to help students to take greater responsibility
for their own learning. At the end of the course, students who
– One page of grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation practice want to will be able to see how their progress in English Result
exercises for each Student’s Book lesson (with Can do self- Intermediate relates to the Council of Europe ‘Can do’ descriptions
assessment). in relation to level B1 for Listening, Reading, Spoken Interaction,
– Two pages of Skills practice every unit to develop students’ Spoken Production, and Writing.
reading, writing, and listening skills.
– Self check tests for every unit to help students reflect on their Assessment for teachers
learning and measure their progress.
Put it all together tasks
In the Teacher’s Book lesson notes, we provide a general description
– Student’s MultiROM with interactive listening, vocabulary, and of the type of activities students do in the Put it all together
pronunciation practice plus downloadable study documents. section in each lesson. We also offer some task-specific criteria to
Website help you focus on particular aspects of students’ language. The
checklists offer different criteria on a lesson-by-lesson basis, and
The Result Website provides extra interactive and downloadable
using these will help you become more confident in using a range
materials, including:
of criteria for speaking and writing tasks. If you want to use the
– Listening tests criteria to give your students a mark for their performance, you
– Speaking tests should also add an overall evaluation of how well you felt students
– CEFR support performed the task.
– English Result Portfolio
– Worksheets to accompany the DVD Unit tests
– Extra practice for students The Unit Tests give students the chance to show how much they
Teacher’s site: can do. On pp.162–185 of the Teacher’s Book, there are photocopiable
Student’s site: Unit tests. There are three sections, testing Grammar, Vocabulary,
and Pronunciation Awareness, and a further two sections with
Reading Comprehension and Writing tasks. There are 60 marks in
total for this part of the test, divided equally between language
and skills. Overall, each test takes about 55 minutes, and is easy
to administer, with clear instructions and examples which
demonstrate to students what they have to do. The listening and
speaking tests, with 20 marks allocated to each skill, can be found

x Introduction
All the questions and activities are based on the material students Students can return to their initial self-assessment and review
have covered in the corresponding Student’s Book unit. The their position on the bar after they have worked with other
grammar and vocabulary content of a unit test is closely linked English Result materials, for example the Workbook. Students
to the unit’s Review Lesson, with a range of testing questions can transfer their self-assessment to the Biography in the English
designed to help to build students’ confidence before they embark Result Portfolio Practice Book at regular intervals. Later, these
on more specific exam training courses, for example if they plan to can be transferred to the Passport, which has descriptions of
sit internationally recognized language examinations. ability in the five skills based on the CEFR. Thus, the bar acts as a
We have designed the speaking tests so that you can choose to personalized record of both achievement during the lesson, and
focus on either spoken interaction or spoken production, testing progress over the course.
students in groups of two or three. There are role cards for The Self Check Tests
students, with clear instructions for each part of the test. There are
In addition to on-going self-assessment using the Can do bars at
also step-by-step instructions, and user-friendly assessment criteria
the end of each lesson, students are given the opportunity to think
to help you award marks for your students’ spoken performance
about their progress by using the Self Check Tests after each unit of
reliably and with confidence.
the Workbook. Students are given an answer key, and encouraged
Samples of the Unit Tests and answer keys were trialled in to use the tests as a do-it-yourself diagnostic tool.
different countries, and we looked carefully at how the students
The questions are based on grammar, vocabulary, and
answered questions and what the teachers had to say about the
pronunciation awareness. Once students have checked their
material. The insights we gained informed development of the
answers, they are encouraged to reflect on their performance
tests and the answer keys.
and self-assess their achievements. The notes which follow the
The answer keys Self Check activities help students reflect on language and skills
The Unit Test answer keys on pp.000–000 of the Teacher’s Book achievement. Using these, students can determine personal
include guidance on how to deal with students’ mistakes in study objectives and are given information which guides them to
relation to the testing focus of particular questions. For example, in corresponding Student’s Book, Workbook, and MultiROM activities
order to help you be sure you are responding to students’ answers for further practice.
objectively and consistently, we suggest that it is best if no half The Portfolio Practice Book
marks are awarded. In a reading comprehension test, for example,
The English Result Portfolio Practice Book is based on the
we advise that an answer which shows a student has understood
principles behind Council of Europe accredited models. It is for
a text should not be penalized for spelling mistakes. This isn’t
students who want to keep records of their work, to record and
to say that accurate spelling isn’t important – students will be
reflect on their learning experiences, to monitor their progress and
required to demonstrate this in another part of the test.
to see how their learning progresses during the course.
In the answer keys, we also include assessment criteria to help
Students reflect on their ability to perform communicative tasks
you assess students’ writing and speaking skills, plus advice on
they practise at the end of each lesson. Later, they will be guided
how to distribute marks for the different areas. The task-specific
on to use this information for more global self-assessment using
assessment criteria have been anchored to B1 descriptions of ability
skill-specific descriptions for levels A2, A2+, B1, and B1+. These
in the CEFR, and they follow a similar format to the assessment
provide students with a stepping stone to CEFR level descriptions
checklists in the Teacher’s Book notes. You could use information
in an officially accredited European Language Passport.
you collect to diagnose and build up a picture of strengths and
weaknesses on a class basis or for individual feedback. By showing Teacher’s notes explain the purpose of the different sections in the
students how you assess, you can help them develop criteria portfolio, and how to integrate them with the course. For more
to evaluate their own work and identify areas needing further information, go to

Assessment for students

The Can do bar
At the end of each lesson in the Student’s Book, students are
invited to reflect on their performance in the task and mark their
self-assessment on the Can do bar at the bottom of the page. The
bar is worded to encourage a positive outlook and is a simple
learner-training device. With regular use, it should:
– engage students in the learning process
– make the link between their own learning experiences and
– help students identify their personal learning goals
– develop the ability to become more realistic in their self-
– increase student motivation
The Teacher’s Book lesson notes offer some assessment criteria
which you could use to help students reflect on their performance
before they mark the Can do bar. There is also a brief description
of the abilities of a student who might be considered to be at one
of the middle positions on the scale – with some help or on my
own. The other positions, with a lot of help and very easily, can be
described relative to the middle positions.

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