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American STUDIO Upper-intermediate

Space to learn

A focus on conversation strategies and a systematic approach to building lexical awareness provide students with the tools they need for discussion and debate at B2.

  • Topical reading and listening texts from the 12 Studio channels
  • Longer reading texts from a variety of sources
  • Regular work on systemic aspects of vocabulary that show how words work together in English
  • Studio Views videos in which people are interviewed about issues relating to their work; learners are encouraged to critically engage with these issues via discussion tasks.
  • 101 Things to do in English focuses on strategies for managing conversation and more challenging functions


Student’s Book
  • 12 units made up of three double-page main lessons and one video-based functional lesson (101 Things to do in English)
  • Six Review units – one after every two units
  • Language Studio with six Writing pages plus comprehensive Vocabulary and Grammar reference
  • Transcripts of all the audio and video
  • An irregular verbs list
  • One page of grammar and vocabulary practice for each lesson in the Student’s Book
  • A Review spread after every two units with a progress test covering vocabulary, grammar, listening, reading, pronunciation, and dictation
  • Wordlists and Vocabulary Beats
  • Genre-based reading and listening activities at the end of each unit
On Helbling e-zone
  • e-book+ including all video and audio, plus extra interactive reading and listening activities
  • Cyber Homework
  • CLIL Projects
  • Exam Practice
Helbling Media App
  • Audio
  • Vocabulary Beats
  • Video
  • Pairwork activities
Teacher’s Guide
  • Detailed unit overview
  • Methodology tips
  • Clear lesson summaries
  • Simple, straightforward teaching notes
  • Reproduced Student’s Book spreads
  • Answer keys and transcripts
  • Extra activities and exam practice
  • Listening and pronunciation tips
  • Photocopiable pairwork activities
On Helbling e-zone
  • Teacher’s DIGI Pack
    • Presentation Software (IWB)
    • Testbuilder + Test Audio
    • Teacher’s Book + Class & Workbook Audio
    • Videoscapes
    • Reference material:
      • Scope & Sequence
      • Workbook keys
  • Placement Test
Helbling Media App
  • Audio
  • Vocabulary Beats
  • Video
  • Pairwork activities
  • Quick notes and answer keys

Scope & Sequence

Download the Scope & Sequence PDF for details on the syllabus followed by this level.

Sample Materials

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Student's Book – Unit 7
Teacher's Book – Unit 7
Workbook – Unit 7


The Authors

Lindsay Clandfield

Lindsay Clandfield

Lindsay Clandfield is a teacher, teacher trainer, and multiple award-winning author. He is one of the main authors of Helbling’s new adult course STUDIO. Lindsay is a frequent plenary speaker at international conferences and has been involved in many creative online projects from blogging to podcasting. He’s interested in appropriate classroom use of technology and multimedia.

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Philip Kerr

Philip Kerr

Philip Kerr is a teacher trainer, lecturer, and writer of educational materials. His publications include methodology books for teachers and a number of best-selling coursebooks for adults and young adults. He has won the English Speaking Union Duke of Edinburgh Award and the British Council Award for ELT Writing. He has also been nominated twice for a British Council ELTon Innovation Award.

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