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Nelson Essential English for QCE Units 1–4 with 1 Access Code for 26 Months

By | Copyright Year:2019 | ISBN-13: 9780170421782

Nelson Essential English for QCE Units 1–4 is written by the highly regarded English Communication author Sonja Goss and is a completely new text for the Essential English syllabus. The text features Sonja's familiar student-centred approach and a breadth of accessible literary and non-literary texts that are appealing and relevant to the student cohort. By providing a context of learning throughout Units 1–4 students are able to build 21st Century skills of communication, collaboration and teamwork, critical thinking, personal and social skills and ICT skills. The new high-definition is covered in full and is complete with online resources, including weblinks, worksheets and a detailed teaching plan.

NelsonNet resources available*
Teacher Resources:
• Teaching plan
• Weblinks
• Chapter PDFs

Student Resources:
• Weblinks
• Worksheets

*Complimentary access to NelsonNet is available to teachers who use the accompanying student book as a core resource in their classroom. Contact your local education consultant for access codes and conditions.


Unit 1: Language that works
1 Taking care of business
2 Working it
Unit 2: Texts and human experiences
3 Mick Fanning, Connie Johnson and me
4 Oceans apart
Unit 3: Language that influences
5 Stand up
6 You can’t handle the truth
Unit 4: Representations and popular culture texts
7 Texts for the millennial
8 Pop culture from a sunburnt land


Sonja Goss is Head of Department for English at Burnside State High School and has been teaching since 1994. She has been on the Senior English panel and a QCS writing task marker since 2010. She is the author of the hugely popular title English Communication for the Queensland Senior English course, which has been superseded by Essential English.