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FOR REAL PLUS Intermediate

Skills for life

For Real Plus Intermediate helps students to become effective B2 users of English and truly acquire the language needed to make progress.

  • Real communication and Focus on fluency sections build students’ communicative competence and encourage reflection.
  • New Point of view articles improve reading skills with B2-level activities which lead to meaningful discussions about more complex topics.
  • Lexis is a protagonist as students build up their lexical knowledge, word learning skills and strategies, and awareness of meanings, collocation, word-building, word families and word fields.
  • Targeted exam preparation and practice for Cambridge and Trinity exams is embedded in the material and clearly signalled throughout.
  • Can be used as a free-standing course that provides a perfect link between students’ basic language studies and more specialised language work.


Student’s Book and Workbook
  • 12 units
  • Opener lessons with warm-up activities
  • Real Communication lessons focussing on interactional language
  • Real language skills enhancement
  • Key language: grammar and vocabulary
  • Point of view articles on topical issues
  • Focus on fluency sections
  • Language check page
  • Full-colour Workbook with grammar reference, wordlists, extensive vocabulary and grammar practice, and study skills


Skills Book
  • Focus on one skill at a time
  • Top tips for exam success
  • Extensive Reading
On Helbling e-zone
  • e-book+ with integrated audio and video plus Real Communication, Real Talk, Fast Finishers and Pronunciation
  • Cyber Homework
  • CLIL Projects
  • Exam Practice
Helbling Media App
  • Audio
  • Video
Teacher’s Guide
  • Infographic guide to key features of the course
  • Detailed overviews for easy lesson planning
  • Teaching notes and guidance
  • Author chats with lesson rationale
  • CEFR communicative competences
  • Transcripts and answer keys
  • Extra activities and fast finisher tasks
  • Benchmarking for exams 
On Helbling e-zone
  • Full access to the students' area
  • Teacher's DIGI Pack including Presentation Software (IWB)
  • Downloadable Teacher's Guide with answer keys
  • Testbuilder
  • Placement Test
Helbling Media App
  • Audio
  • Video

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 5&6
Workbook – Unit 5&6
Skills Book – Unit 5&6



Martyn Hobbs

Martyn Hobbs

Martyn Hobbs taught English for many years abroad and in the UK, and is a prize-winning playwright and screenplay writer. He co-writes course books with Julia Starr Keddle, and has written and developed numerous video projects. He loves writing stories, especially graded readers for learners. He uses his creativity and film-making experience to make his materials involving and fun.

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Julia Starr Keddle

Julia Starr Keddle

Julia Starr Keddle taught English abroad and in the UK for many years. She has written many successful course books with Martyn Hobbs and other materials for young people. Julia is particularly interested in accuracy and fluency, teen development, and developing ‘soft skills’. She loves thinking of new ways to present language and making it relevant, exciting and visually appealing.

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