Wider World

By Bob Hastings, Stuart McKinlay, Carolyn Barraclough, Suzanne Gaynor and Kathryn Alevizos

Experience English, Experience the Wider World

Wider World is the portal to a Wider World of English language knowledge and resources specially designed for teenage learners. It provides secondary students not just with the ability to communicate well in English and to pass exams with solid results, but also with the skills and confidence to participate as educated citizens in the global 21st century community– with all its unique challenges and opportunities.

• Authentic
Language is presented through relevant and intriguing real life content, from the humorous situations in the drama videos and the real people interviewed for the Vox Pop videos to the BBC Culture videos. Content has been carefully chosen to inspire and challenge teenagers and is presented the way that today’s teens access information and entertainment: from the internet using personal devices such as tablets, laptops and mobiles.

• Interactive
Provide multiple opportunities to investigate and interact with real life content through productive activities and projects. By interacting with the content students acquire the language at a deeper cognitive level. English becomes the tool through which they access a Wider World of knowledge, skills and experience.

• Reliable
Thoroughly researched and challenging content delivered within the ‘Assessment for Learning’ principles improves students’ chances for exam success.

For students

Wider World 4 Student's Book

Students’ Book

BBC Culture lessons in every unit based on an intriguing questions.

Wider World 4 Workbook

Workbook with Extra Online Homework

Extra homework activities based on BBC Vox Pops with embedded video.

Wider World 4 Exam Practice Book

Exam Practice Book

Provide additional, intensive practice and support for important international exams.

Wider World 4 MyEnglishLab


Includes all the workbook activities, remediation activities for grammar exercises and tips.

For the teacher

Wider World 4 Teacher's book

Teachers’ Book with DVD-ROM

Unit-by-unit teaching notes with audio scripts and answer keys. The DVD-ROM includes all Students’ Book videos with subtitles and teachers’ resources, including instructions and answer key.

Also available:
    *Class Audio CDs

Wider World 4 Teacher's Resources

Teachers’ Resource Book

Loads of photocopiable materials: Extra Video, Vocabulary, Grammar and Culture activities with every unit.

Wider World Active Teach


Students’ Book pages with embedded audio and video - interactive and ‘Show Answers’ functionality.