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Thumbs UP! Second Edition

  • Hours per week 6-8

  • Levels 6

  • American English

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Thumbs UP! Second Edition is a skills-oriented course that encourages students’ critical thinking skills, creativity and natural curiosity through Comic stories, Videos, role-play, cross-curricular themes, games, poems and songs, with semi-authentic oral and written texts, to make learning as natural, meaningful and fun as possible. It motivates children to learn English and other areas of knowledge through CLIL, while developing the four language skills and establishing important subskills. A variety of print, audio-visual, digital, and hands-on manipulative resources mean children can explore and practice English in different ways and contexts, discovering strategies for successful learning.

With Thumbs UP! Second Edition, students will:

  • strengthen key values and explore new ones, such as “trying new things” or “responsible use of resources”, with Comic stories and supporting activities.
  • broaden their knowledge of the world with motivating CLIL lessons, Videos and hands-on collaborative projects.
  • study a structured reading skills program with original stories and semi-authentic texts.
  • improve their speaking skills with a range of different tasks and contexts, such as role-playing, cooperative project work, and a comprehensive Phonics and Pronunciation program.
  • follow a six-level process Writing program through the stages of prewriting, writing, revising, editing and the final draft.

Components and resources

Student's Book

Student's CD

Resource Book

Practice Tests Booklet

Practice Book

RLP

Learn more about Thumbs UP! Second Edition: Student's Book

There are eight topic-based units, each following the sequence Vocabulary, Grammar, a CLIL spread – which also includes a creative project where students can personalize the language – Phonics and Pronunciation, a two-page Reading lesson, a Listening and Speaking page, and Writing. After every two units, students review and consolidate the language learned with two pages of Grammar Fun. All units ensure a balance of work in the four skills and encourage the development of subskills – and they also integrate different multiple intelligences, to guarantee that the whole child is engaged.

Learn more about Thumbs UP! Second Edition: Student's CD

The CD contains audio recordings of all the songs, poems, chants and stories from the Student’s Book. The CD icon and audio track number are clearly indicated next to the activity instruction, so you know when and which track to play. You and your students can also download the audio from the learning platform, or listen to it directly online.

Learn more about Thumbs UP! Second Edition: Resource Book

An icon indicates when to use these supplementary materials for role-plays, surveys, discussion and dialogs, among other activities. Motivate your students with fun Comic stories and accompanying Worksheets, which inspire and teach values like “being a good sport”, or “being prepared”; broaden their horizons with comprehension activities and Worksheets to extend the real-world Videos that challenge their listening skills and cultural knowledge; and help them spice up their speaking with Stickers (levels 1-3) and Cutouts (levels 4-6) to carry out different speaking activities. Don’t forget to use the fun festivity activities for Holidays, too, to give children’s brains a break!

Learn more about Thumbs UP! Second Edition: Practice Tests Booklet

The Practice Tests Booklet gets the thumbs up for combining the unit topics with their focus on effective communication skills! Give your students practice in the international YLE test format and watch their confidence grow. There are four tests per level, and your students can access the audio online.

Learn more about Thumbs UP! Second Edition: Practice Book

As its name suggests, students get additional practice of the key unit vocabulary and structures, a spelling program across all six levels focusing on sounds from the Phonics (levels 1-3) and Pronunciation (levels 4-6) lessons, and two pages of further reading comprehension exercises based on the story or reading text in the Student’s Book. A two-page self-assessed practice Quiz helps students identify what they need to improve on, and the final Writing page focuses on the text type learned in the Student’s Book. Students can also complete all the practice activities interactively with the Digital Practice Book on the learning platform!

Learn more about Thumbs UP! Second Edition: RLP

The amazing Thumbs UP! RLP is a digital combination of the Student’s CD and the Practice Book, plus interactive games and extra visuals like Flashcards, all on one incredible website! Your students can listen to all the course audio online, or download it to an offline electronic device; they can access the Practice Tests audio, so you can assign international certification practice for homework; they can do all the Practice Book activities completely electronically – which you can track in your Markbook and assign for homework; and they can have fun as they practice and learn with interactive language games and activities!

Teacher’s Guide

Practice Tests Booklet

Teacher’s Resource CDs

Posters and Cutouts

RLP

Learn more about Thumbs UP! Second Edition: Teacher’s Guide

The interleaved Teacher’s Guide does just that, guiding you through each lesson and activity with a language objectives summary box, a list of materials and preparation, step-by-step procedural notes including Warm-ups and Wrap-ups, tips, suggestions, answer keys and Extension activities. It also recommends where you should introduce the posters or other visual aids, use the Practice Book and printable resources, or send your students to the RLP for interactive practice activities. You guide your students with confidence, and we guide you with carefully mapped materials on a clearly signposted path to learning!

Learn more about Thumbs UP! Second Edition: Practice Tests Booklet

The Practice Tests Booklet gets the thumbs up for combining the unit topics with their focus on effective communication skills. Give your students practice in this international YLE test format and watch their confidence grow! There are four tests per level, and a YLE Reference Table. Your Teacher’s Resource CDs have the audio, scripts and answer keys for the Practice Tests, and you can also access them on online.

Learn more about Thumbs UP! Second Edition: Teacher’s Resource CDs

This three-disc resource package will make sure you and your learners get the most out of Thumbs UP! A Class CD contains all the audio for the listening activities, songs, chants, poems and raps. A Video and Resource DVD includes the topic-related videos and printable PDF resources: Flashcards, photocopiable Word Cards focusing on vocabulary and phonics, Templates for art activities and games, Grammar Worksheets, Assessments, and a YLE Reference Table. The Practice Tests Booklet Material CD has the MP3 audio for the Practice Tests, as well as the scripts and answer key.

Learn more about Thumbs UP! Second Edition: Posters and Cutouts

There are eight posters for every level (one per unit), with cutouts, which you will generally display in the Vocabulary lesson at the beginning of each unit – usually as the Warm-up activity, creating a context for presenting new language structures. The cutouts mean a specific poster can have quite a few different combinations, making the posters more flexible and controlled practice more communicative! The lesson plans in your Teacher’s Guide explain when and how to use them.

Learn more about Thumbs UP! Second Edition: RLP

The amazing Thumbs UP! RLP is a digital combination of your Teacher’s Resource CDs, the Student’s Book and Practice Book, all on one incredible website! Plus interactive games! You can access everything you have on the Resource CDs, here online: all the audio, Videos, and downloadable/printable visual aids; the unit Assessments and Grammar Worksheets; and the Practice Tests audio, scripts, answer key and YLE Reference. You can also flip through digital versions of all the print books, track your students’ performance in the interactive activities – including the entire Digital Practice Book – through your Markbook, assign content for homework, and manage your classes!

ISBN

For Students Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
Pack Thumbs Up! 2ED (SB+TEST+RB) 7506402111205 7506402111212 7506402111229 7506402111236 7506402111243 7506402111250
Student´s Book 9786070613890 9786070614156 9786070614187 9786070613920 9786070614255 9786070613784
Test Booklet 9786070613975 9786070614378 9786070614484 9786070613937 9786070614347 9786070613821
Resource Book 9786070613968 9786070614330 9786070614477 9786070613944 9786070614392 9786070613760
Practice Book 9786070613913 9786070614217 9786070614200 9786070613869 9786070614279 9786070613746
Pack Thumbs Up! 2ED (SB+TEST+RB+e-PB) 7506402110864 7506402110871 7506402110888 7506402110895 7506402110901 7506402110918
Thumbs Up 2ED Digital E-WB 9788466835152 9788466835145 9788466835169 9788466835121 9788466835282 9788466835183
For Teachers Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
Pack Thumbs Up! 2ED (TG+TEST) 7506402111267 7506402111274 7506402111281 7506402111298 7506402111304 7506402111311
Posters & Cutouts 7506009846500 7506009846517 7506009846524 7506009846531 7506009846548 7506009846555

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