Life Pre-Intermediate with DVD

  • British English
  • AUTHORS: Paul Dummett; John Hughes; Helen Stephenson
  • ISBN-13: 9781133315704 
  • 176 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©2013     Published
  • Level(s): A2 | Low-intermediate (US)
  • List Price = $ 28.95 | College Wholesale (Net) Price $21.50
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About The Product

Welcome to Life, an exciting new six-level adult series that turns learning English into an exploration of the world we live in. Drawing on National Geographic content, Life transforms the learning experience into a fabulous journey with irresistible images, articles and videos that engage students like no series before. Bring Life into your classroom!


  • Comprehensive grammar, vocabulary, functions, pronunciation and skills syllabuses address the needs of contemporary students, and then Life goes one step further to enrich communication and critical thinking.
  • Grammar is presented in context with full explanations and extensive additional support.
  • Vocabulary is introduced thematically with further focus at lexical and morphological levels in Word focus and Word building sections.
  • Real Life lessons model and practice everyday functions and pronunciation is dealt with in depth.
  • Every lesson ends with a productive outcome, such as speaking or writing.

About the Contributor

  • Paul Dummett

    My career in ELT began in Oxford in 1987, first as a teacher, then DoS, then Vice principal of Godmer House School of English. In 1996, I set up my own school teaching English to professionals which I ran for 10 years, giving it up in 2006 to concentrate on writing full-time. My interests have always centred around needs-based learning: from task-based learning for general English students through business English teaching to specialised ESP courses. As a teacher and a writer, my aim is to develop materials that are meaningful and thought-provoking - that offer more than just language learning. I seek out projects that offer this possibility. This was what led me to work with National Geographic on the adult series, LIFE. My publications include: Success with BEC (Summertown 2008), Energy English (Cengage 2010) and LIFE (National Geographic Learning (2012). I live in Oxford with my wife (and children when they come home). I love exercise (tennis, yoga, swimming, cycling and walking), reading and travel and I like to combine all three as often as I can.

  • John Hughes

    John Hughes has worked in ELT for twenty years as a teacher, teacher trainer and director of studies. Currently, he runs training courses, both face-to-face and online. He is also an author with over 20 ELT books. His books for Cengage Learning and National Geographic Learning include Spotlight on FCE, Practical Grammar, Total Business and the new six-level National Geographic course for adult learners called Life.

  • Helen Stephenson

    Helen Stephenson first taught business English in the 1980s. She has written in-house training courses and a course for upper-secondary students. She teaches at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Health
Unit 2: Competitions
Unit 3: Transport
Unit 4: Adventure
Unit 5: The environment
Unit 6: Stages in Life
Unit 7: Work
Unit 8: Technology
Unit 9: Language and learning
Unit 10: Travel and holidays
Unit 11: History
Unit 12: Nature

Communication Activities
Grammar Summary
Audio Scripts


Teacher Components

  • Life Pre-Intermediate: ExamView CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 128519912X | ISBN-13: 9781285199122)
    List Price = 66.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = 50.00
  • Life Pre-Intermediate: Interactive Whiteboard DVD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1133318355 | ISBN-13: 9781133318354)
  • Life Pre-Intermediate: Teacher's Book with Audio CD  (ISBN-10: 1133316077 | ISBN-13: 9781133316077)

Student Supplements

  • Life Pre-Intermediate: Workbook with Key and Audio CD  (ISBN-10: 1133316131 | ISBN-13: 9781133316138)
    List Price = 21.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = 16.25
  • Life Pre-Intermediate: Workbook without Key plus Audio CD  (ISBN-10: 1305508378 | ISBN-13: 9781305508378)
    List Price = 21.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = 16.25
  • Life Pre-Intermediate: MyLife Online Resources, Printed Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285857275 | ISBN-13: 9781285857275)
    List Price = 21.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = 16.25

Alternate Formats

Choose the Format that Best Fits Your Student's Budget and Course Goals

  • Life Pre-Intermediate: Student's Book with DVD and MyLife Online Resources, Printed Access Code
    ISBN-10: 130527136X  | ISBN-13: 9781305271364
    List Price = $53.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $40.00
  • Life Pre-Intermediate: Combo Split A
    ISBN-10:  1285758897  | ISBN-13:  9781285758893
    List Price = $28.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $21.50
  • Life Pre-Intermediate: Combo Split B
    ISBN-10:  1285758900  | ISBN-13:  9781285758909
    List Price = $28.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $21.50
  • Life Pre-Intermediate: Student eBook, Printed Access Code
    ISBN-10:  1285853725 | ISBN-13:  9781285853727
    List Price = $21.50  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $21.50