Materials writing news and views, July 2019

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Here’s some latest news with a Pearson-heavy start!


Pearson to phase out print textbooks

The big news announced yesterday (BBC article here).

In the pipeline…

Pearson are working on the higher levels (Int+) of Startup. Promo vid:

Expect some puns in the Level 8 book. They’ve signed off on my decision to name a librarian ‘Paige Turner’.


One of the authors of the Primary coursebook Now I Know (Pearson again!) mentioned it’s release on LinkedIn  (link to product here). Looks like the main selling point is use of authentic BBC videos (CBBC). Also includes exam practice, 21st Century skills, etc etc. I’ve just looked at the samples and realised that I did some copy editing of Student Book 1. Who knew? Not me. I recognised it from this awesome image of a ‘potato hippo’. That must have been a random artwork brief to write…

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