Scene – Lower Secondary English (rights available)

Scene is a new English series that gives innovative, pragmatic help for pupils to develop their language skills. Scene is accessible and adaptable to the interests of teachers and pupils. With exercises at different levels, there is something for every pupil. Scene encourages teenagers to speak and communicate in real-life situations. The materials provide teachers with practical tools for inspiring teaching, with differentiated instruction for every classroom group.

Scene and the new curriculum

  • Focuses on active learning.
  • The materials offer plenty of opportunities for collaborative work.
  • Scene extends learning beyond the textbook and encourages pupils to learn with authentic materials.
  • A variety of inspiring culture-related tasks that span subject boundaries.
  • Scene encourages teenagers to speak and communicate in real-life situations.
  • Pupils are encouraged to use IT as a learning tool.



Scene – Lower Secondary English (rights available)

Pupil's Materials

The textbooks contain reading passages about real people and topics relevant to young people. The materials encourage oral communication – all pupils can communicate on their level. Pupils will learn about the English-speaking world and its various dialects. Topic-based vocabulary lists are used in communicative situations. Each textbook contains six chapters with different themes. Each chapter consists of two basic texts and a higher-level differentiated text, the FlexiText.

The exercises in Scene encourage pupils to use their English actively. The materials include tasks at various levels so pupils can find topics relevant to them.

Digital textbook
The digital textbook contains the same materials as the print edition, plus sound files and videos. Using the digital textbook gives you more time to work individually with pupils.

Digital workbook
The digital workbook contains the same exercises as the print edition. Pupils can listen to vocabulary lists and tasks, and even record their own pronunciation. The tasks are interactive and give immediate feedback, so pupils can monitor their own progress. The teacher’s overview lets you see individual pupils’ and groups’ scores.

Sound files (MP3)
The sound files include recordings of all the texts and vocabulary lists in the textbooks along with topic-based vocabulary and more. The sound files are available in MP3 format.

Otava vocabulary app
The Otava vocabulary app (Otavan sanasto) can be downloaded for free on Android, Apple and Windows devices.




Scene 1 Texts

This textbook contains six chapters on the themes of: home, family, leisure, food, school, Finland from a foreigner’s perspective, and travel. The subjects are presented in a way that appeals to teenagers. The text types include blog entries, newspaper articles, presentations, quizzes, travel diaries and book extracts. Pupils learn about the cultures of the USA, UK, Australia, the Caribbean and Canada.

Scene 1 Texts Table of Content (in Finnish)
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Scene 1 Exercises

Action! – Work together and let your creativity flow.
Go online – Put down the textbook and use authentic sources.
Show and tell – Share your own experiences and ideas that are important to you.
Get this! – Practise key grammar structures orally and using inductive reasoning.
How am I doing? – Regular, concrete evaluation of pupils’ skills development.
FlexiText – There’s no reason to be bored. Pupils can work individually or in groups with the FlexiText and its related tasks.

Look inside! (in Finnish)

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Scene 2 Texts

Scene 2 is about film, music, games and the media. Pupils will consider their own identities and friendships. Comics, caricatures, news reports and statistics are some of the text types used in this level. Pupils will gain new perspectives on different aspects of culture and learn about Wales, Scotland and Ireland, as well as English as a lingua franca.


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Scene 2 Exercises


Scene 3 Texts

The focus shifts to the future. Themes addressed in this book are work and study, society, travel and environmental protection.


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Scene 3 Exercises

Teacher's Materials

Digital teacher’s guide

  • The digital teacher’s guide helps you make your teaching more engaging. The materials work on computers/laptops, tablets, visualisers and interactive whiteboards.
  • The digital teacher’s guide includes everything in one place.
  • The guide helps you in lesson planning and making your teaching more engaging.
  • The easy-to-navigate format includes teaching tips, extra tasks, scripts for read-aloud exercises, answer keys to textbook exercises, and games for the whole class.
  • The guide also includes the textbook content in an interactive format, along with the sound files and videos that accompany the textbook.
  • The videos feature characters from the textbook as well as scenes with cultural content.

Audio files (MP3)
These include audio recordings of all the texts and vocabulary lists from the textbook as well as topic-based vocabulary lists, communicative situations and listening comprehension tasks.

Test bank
The series includes tests and vocabulary quizzes to make your work easier. The test bank also includes texts with accompanying comprehension questions that can be edited.