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Open Mind

Open Mind  is a course that will give today’s adults the professional, academic and personal skills they need for success in the 21st century.

It’s the ideal course for learners and teachers who want to develop important life skills in addition to their language skills. These life skills include dealing with the challenges in their work and career, handling the demands of studying and gaining a better awareness of self and society.

Below you'll find mapping documents showing how different levels of the Open Mind series can be used to prepare students for their Cambridge English, Trinity ISE and TOEIC exams, as well as a placement test for the course.

Exams Mapping

Cambridge English

Cambridge English exams assess how learners communicate in English. They are made up of realistic tasks and situations and test all four skills as well as language knowledge and use. Teachers can refer to the mapping documents below to see how Open Mind can be used to help prepare their learners for the Cambridge English exams.


Cambridge English: Beginner A1 - Key (KET)

Open Mind Beginner A1 and Elementary A2 levels have been mapped to the Cambridge English: Key (KET) exam. These documents show which exercises teachers may want to use to help introduce learners to the exam.

Beginner A1 - Key (KET)  Elementary A2 - Key (KET)


Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET)

Open Mind Pre-intermediate B1 and Intermediate B1+ levels have been mapped to the Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET) exam. These documents show which exercises teachers may want to use to help introduce learners to the exam.

Pre-Intermediate B1 - Preliminary (PET)

Intermediate B1 + - Preliminary (PET)


Cambridge English: First (FCE)

Open Mind Upper Intermediate B2 level has been mapped to the Cambridge English: First (FCE) exam. This document shows which exercises teachers may want to use to help introduce learners to the exam.

Upper Intermediate B2 - First (FCE)


Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

Open Mind Advanced C1 level has been mapped to the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) exam. This document shows which exercises teachers may want to use to help introduce learners to the exam.

Advanced C1 - Advanced (CAE)


Trinity

Trinity’s Integrated Skills in English (ISE) is a contemporary four-skills exam that tests language skills in real-life contexts relevant for study and employability. Find out more.


Trinity - ISE Foundation (A2)

Trinity ISE Foundation (A2) tests reading, writing, speaking and listening in a way that reflects real-life communication. Use the Open Mind mapping documents to identify suitable exercises to prepare learners for Trinity exams at this level.

Elementary A2 - ISE Foundation


Trinity - ISE I (B1)

Trinity ISE I (B1) tests reading, writing, speaking and listening in a way that reflects real-life communication. Use the Open Mind mapping documents to identify suitable exercises to prepare learners for Trinity exams at this level.

Pre-intermediate B1 - ISE I


Trinity - ISE I (B1+)

Trinity ISE I (B1+) tests reading, writing, speaking and listening in a way that reflects real-life communication. Use the Open Mind mapping documents to identify suitable exercises to prepare learners for Trinity exams at this level.

Intermediate B1 + - ISE I


Trinity - ISE II (B2)

Trinity ISE II (B2) tests reading, writing, speaking and listening in a way that reflects real-life communication. Use the Open Mind mapping documents to identify suitable exercises to prepare learners for Trinity exams at this level.

Upper Intermediate B2 - ISE II


Trinity - ISE III (C1)

Trinity ISE III (C1) tests reading, writing, speaking and listening in a way that reflects real-life communication. Use the Open Mind mapping documents to identify suitable exercises to prepare learners for Trinity exams at this level.

Advanced C1 - ISE III


TOEIC

TOEIC – Test of English for International Communication

The TOEIC Listening and Reading and Speaking and Writing tests assess English language skills for the workplace. Teachers can refer to the mapping documents below to see how different levels of Open Mind can be used to help prepare their learners for the TOEIC exams.

Beginner A1 – TOEIC  Elementary A2 – TOEIC

Pre-intermediate B1 – TOEIC  Intermediate B1+ - TOEIC

Upper Intermediate B2 – TOEIC  Advanced C1+ - TOEIC


Placement Test

Open Mind: Placement Test

Download your placement test for Open Mind Beginner to Advanced level, along with the accompanying teacher’s notes.

Open Mind Placement Test

Open Mind Placement Test Teachers' Notes