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Threshold workbook

Age: 12-16
Level: B1


This course is for students who have been learning English for two years or more. At this stage in their learning, students are starting to use English in a more abstract way.

Sample ‘can do’ statements

  • I can make notes while talking on the phone.
  • I can conduct a survey about eating and drinking habits.
  • I can make complaints and suggest solutions.
  • I can discuss options and help make a group decision.
  • I can talk about British sports and what makes a good player.

Why choose this course?

This course gives learners the opportunity and freedom to apply their language skills in new and exciting ways. There is a strong focus on British culture and the course provides a wide range of activities that encourage learners to experiment and become more creative in their English use.

learning activities include:

  • Surveys
  • Information exchanges
  • Role-plays
  • Simulations
  • Conversation activities
  • Running dictations
  • Flashcard games
  • Short sketches
  • Group problem solving scenarios


  • Hello!
  • Destination UK
  • Let’s Take the Underground
  • Nessie
  • As You Like It: The Seven Ages of Man
  • Would you eat it?
  • Dream Team
  • Angel of the North & Other Places
  • Brighton Rocks!
  • What should we do now?
  • Today I Met…
  • Shetland Island Discs


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Lesson 1 Icebreaking Activities Nessie Dream Team What should
we do now?
Revision activities


End of course games


Learning review

Lesson 2 Hello! As You Like It Angel of the North
& other places
Today I met…
Lesson 3 Destination UK Would You Eat It? Brighton Rocks! Shetland Island
Lesson 4 Let’s take
The Underground
Tailored lessons Project completion
Lesson 5 Project groups and topic choices Initial project preparation Ongoing work on projects Ongoing work on projects Afternoon show performance or preparation for evening performance
Lesson 6 Preparation and rehearsals for end of course show or presentation

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