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A Ghost Story for English-Language Learners

Emma planned to hike Skippers Pass. Then she accepts an invitation from Sophie, another hiker, to swim at a hidden swimming hole. 

But Sophie is not what she seems to be. And now Emma’s life is a nightmare that she can’t wake up from!

Teach natural communicative English with innovative techniques and an engaging and motivating video drama.

This coursebook accompanies the 4-episode (suspenseful but completely classroom-safe) ghost story videos, available free online. The all-in-one book includes photocopiable student pages and resources, as well as comprehensive teacher notes and answer keys!

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Skippers Pass is a groundbreaking international collaboration between a team of award-winning film makers and experienced applied linguists and English-language teachers. This resource book contains photocopiable student pages in 28 lessons (4 units, 7 sections) as well as detailed teacher notes. and other photocopiable classroom activities and resources.

The lessons are designed for flexible use across skills-based lessons and can work in the classroom, in one-on-one, tutoring, or as a self-study resource.

The book accompanies of a 4-episode video drama (available free online), a student and classroom-appropriate ghost story about a hiker in the rugged landscape of New Zealand. When she accepts a mysterious woman’s invitation to go to a swimming hole, her life becomes a nightmare. Can she ever escape?

Each of the four units (corresponding to a different episode), contains 7 sections that develop communication skills:

  1. Preview (activating schema)
  2. Language Preview (pre-teaching vocab)
  3. Language Focus (vocab, fixed expressions, and comprehension)
  4. Discussion (focus on themes and using the target language)
  5. Pragmatics (communication skills)
  6. Drama Activities (roleplays and other activities to practice communicating naturally)
  7. Writing (using language, themes, and communication goals raised in the unit)

Check out a sample: Skippers Pass Unit 1 Extract

Additional information

Weight 13 oz
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × .25 in




100 pages

Publication Date

8 Oct 2019


8.5 x 11 inches


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