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Unit 1 - Friends

This is a Learning Link that can be used for several units, both for vocabulary and grammar. Students can find the grammar menu on the right and the vocabulary menu on the left. Suggested grammar review points for this unit are: Frequency (it has one word search exercise) and Present simple (with different types of interaction)

Unit 2 - About town

Real-English is a well-known website for videos and language activities. This is a good Learning Link for students to watch some videos about the Present simple and Present continuous and do the exercises that go with them.
Suggested lessons for this unit (video + exercise) are 20, 21, 34 and 37.
Procedure is always the same. When on the main page, click on the desired lesson number. This will take you to the page which contains the videos and a link to the exercises. Students can watch the video with or without subtitles.

Unit 3 - Let's go!

This website can be used not only for this unit but for others too as it includes grammar, listening and vocabulary practice.
For this unit, it is recommended that students choose the 5 exercises for comparatives and superlatives. These are in the grammar menu further down on the page. After each exercise, the students need to return to the previous page, where the menu is located, to choose another exercise.
Students can also do the following listening activities: Personal information, Anna's story and My Day.

Unit 4 - Prodigies

This is the perfect Learning Link for this unit. Students can read more about child prodigies all round the world.
On the right of the page there is a menu with a lot of superlative titles that captivate student's attention for further reading.
It is recommended that students use The Richmond Electronic dictionary when reading.

Unit 5 - Telling tales

This website is the first one in a series of 5 with exercises focusing on the uses of the Past continuous alone and contrasted with the Past Simple.
Students first encounter a page with several examples of the tense. Next they click on the arrow at the bottom right corner to move on to the next page. After each page there is an arrow to move forward.

Unit 6 - Electric!

This website has got a lot of interactive exercises with pictures for many different vocabulary items.
For this unit, it is recommended to go down the menu and choose Furniture and Household Appliances. If further practice is needed, Kitchenware is also a good choice.
Once each exercise is finished, students can click on the arrow to move forward.
It is recommended the use of The Richmond Electronic dictionary. Students can open it in another window to check the meaning of more difficult words.

Unit 7 - Health

This Learning Link provides a lot of information on health issues. Students can choose between the kids or the teens' site.
On the kids' site, they can go to the section called How the body works. Here, they can choose a part of the body and watch animated videos that feature how this body part works.
On the teens' site, there is also a complete menu with highlights such as Staying safe. This has a subsection called Safety Basics with information and tips about a variety of issues.
Note: There is an alert that can block “emergent elements”. Click on the right side of the mouse and choose “permit emergent elements” to be able to see the videos and rest of material suggested.

Unit 8 - Bright future

This website offers students the possibility of being original and creating a face that matches either a celebrity or one that they invent.
From the main page students choose from 2 options and follow the prompts they are given.
This Learning Link can also be used as an opportunity for using the future tense with ‘Will'. Ask students to write a few sentences describing a teen in the future, or a future friend and make it look like their ideal one.

Unit 9 - Take action

This website contains a repository of grammar exercises, with a wide offer for verb tenses. Students can choose from the verb tenses they have studied in their course book and complete the exercises at their level. There are three levels, from easy to difficult.