Real World Advanced

Bob Hastings
Stuart  McKinlay
with Tim Roberts


Real World Advanced

Experience English, Experience the Real World

Real World Advanced is a challenging course for teenagers that opens the door to a fascinating world of English language knowledge and skills for the 21st century learner. With reading and language development at its core, Real World Advanced helps students develop not only the ability to communicate well in English but also the skills and confidence to achieve success in external exams and life beyond school.

  • Unique intensive reading programme
    Reading texts in every unit in a variety of genres, including literature, are supported by reading strategies and extensive comprehension activities. The Extend your Reading section at the back of the Students’ Book provides additional reading texts with integrated exam tasks and further practice.

  • Communicative competence with focus on public speaking and debate
    Real World Advanced includes projects and activities that help students develop the communicative skills essential to thrive in today’s world, including public speaking and debate.

  • Authentic and engaging videos from the BBC
    Language is presented through relevant and intriguing real-life content, from the BBC Culture videos to the real people speaking in the Vlog interviews.

  • Preparation for External Exams
    Real World Advanced has been created with exam success in mind. The syllabus design with exam tasks seamlessly integrated into the unit and the robust testing package all come together to drive and motivate teenage learners toward exam success.

  • Focus on 21st Century Learning: Skills for today and for the future
    Carefully structured activities provide opportunities to improve life skills such as effective communication, creativity, critical thinking, collaborating with others and working independently, cultural awareness, and the ability to use digital media.

  • Full digital solution to optimize the learning experience Active Teach Plus provides all the resources needed to boost your classes, see where students need improvement and personalise their learning journey. The innovative Active Teach kit promotes students’ independent learning with engaging materials , designed to work on all devices including tablets, provide students with maximum opportunity to enhance their learning, both in school and at home!

Real World Advanced Sample Materials

You can access free samples and demos for Real World Advanced materials so you can best see how this course suits your teaching needs. Check them out here:

For students

Students’ Book with Online Area & Vocabulary App

Intriguing BBC Culture videos and Vlog Interviews provide inspiring content and motivate students to use English as it is really spoken.


In full colour, the Workbook offers language and skills practice to consolidate and extend course content.


  • Online Area
    Extra online practice with scores recorded in the gradebook helps students review and recycle what they have learned.
  • Vocabulary App
    With fun and motivating activities to practise and reinforce the vocabulary presented in the units.
  • MyEnglishLab
    Ideal for a blended learning approach, includes all the workbook activities, remediation exercises for grammar practice and language learning tips.
  • eText Premium
    Complete digital version of the Students’ Book and the Workbook with integrated audio, video and interactive activities for fully digital environments.

Also available for all levels:

  • eText Basic. Digital version of the Students’ Book with integrated audio and video material.

For the teacher

  • Teacher’s Book
    Interleaved pages of the Students’ Book with unit-by unit teaching notes, audio scripts and answer keys. Includes strategies to support language and reading skills development.
  • Teacher’s Resource File
    Online photocopiable resources including Vocabulary, Grammar and Culture activities.
  • Tests
    Downloadable unit, review and end-of-year tests. Additional exam preparation tests for B1 Preliminary, B2 First, C1 Advanced and PTE General are also available in the Exam Practice Pack.
  • Class audio CDs
    Audio material for use in class.
  • Teaching programmes
    Ready to use planning documents that support teaching of the local curriculum requirements.


  • Active Teach for IWB
    A complete interactive version of the Students’ Book and Workbook, with audio, video, interactive activities and photocopiable resources.
  • Test Generator
    A tool to create and customise your own tests at the right level for your students.
  • Online Gradebook
  • Pearson Teacher’s Place
    An exclusive space where you will find all the Teacher’s Resource Materials you’ll need for your classes. Available at