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   What is Islands?

Islands is a seven-level course for children learning English as a foreign language, published by Pearson.  Each level has a Digital Activity Book, and Levels 1 to 6 have an online game. Each level is based on a different Island, and each Island has a different adventure, with the same fun characters you find in the online game, and in the books and DVDs.

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   When will my registration expire?

Your student account will expire after 21 months. A teacher account will expire after 36 months.

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   Can I register for the Islands online game?

You can register for the game if you are using Level 1 to level 6. There is no online game for Starter Level, but there is a Digital Activity Book (see How do I register for the Digital Activity Book below). [Hyperlink text in italics]

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   How do I register for the game?

Find the access code in your Islands Pupil’s Book. Ask your teacher for your Class ID. Go to www.islands.pearson.com. Enter your access code. You do not need to enter a user name or password here. Click on New User. Make a character for your game. Then type in your details. Make up a user name and password that you can remember easily. Write them down somewhere safe! Type in your parents’ e-mail address. If you haven’t got an e-mail address, ask your teacher if you can use a class e-mail address. You can type in your Class ID too.

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   Where is my game access code?

It is inside the front cover of your Islands Pupil’s Book, and it gives you access to the online game.  Scratch the silver off to see it. It is a long string of letters and numbers. You can use the code only once.

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   How do I play the game?

You can play the game after you register. You will see a map of the Island in the game, and a picture of the Activity Book. Click on the map to start playing.

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   What is my Activity Book access code?

Your Activity Book access code is inside the front cover of your Islands Activity Book, and gives you access to the Digital Activity Book. Scratch the silver off to see it. It is a long string of letters and numbers. You can use the code only once.

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   How do I register for the Digital Activity Book

Levels 1-6

You must register for the game first. Log in to Islands, then enter the Activity Book access code under the picture of the Activity Book and click ‘Go’. You can find the access code in your Islands Activity Book.

Starter

Find the access code in your Islands Activity Book. Go to www.islands.pearson.com. Enter your access code and click on New User. You do not need to fill in the user name and password here if you are a new user.  Type in your details. Make up a user name and  password that you can remember easily. Write them down somewhere safe! Type in your parents’ e-mail address. If you haven’t got an e-mail address, ask your teacher if you can use a class e-mail address.

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   My parents don’t have an e-mail address. Can I still register?

Yes. Ask your teacher for an e-mail address for your class.

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   How do I make a character?

Click on New User.  Choose the boy or girl picture and click on it. You can change the character you get. You can change it all, or you can change some bits e.g. the mouth, the hair, the clothes. Your character has a name. It’s not the same as your user name.

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   Can I change my character later?

Yes, you can copy other characters in the game with the Costumizer . It’s on the top right of the game. Click on the Costumizer icon, then click on the character you want to copy.

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   What is my user name?

You can make up a name. You will need it to log on to the game. You can’t have the same user name as anyone else. Your user name is not the same as your character’s name. Write it down somewhere safe!

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   Can I change my user name?

No, you can’t change your user name.

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   I’ve forgotten my user name.

Click on Forgotten your user name / password? We will send you an e-mail with your user name.

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   What is the password for?

You will use the password to log on to your game. Choose a password that you can remember easily. It must have at least six letters or numbers, but it must not have any spaces or symbols. Write a hint that will help you remember your password.

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   Can I change my password later?

Yes, you can change your password. Click on Edit details after you log on.

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   I’ve forgotten my password.

If you forget your password, click on Forgotten your user name / password? We will send you an e-mail with a new password. Or you can ask your teacher to give you a new password.

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   What is my access code?

Your access code is inside the cover of your Islands book. Scratch the silver off to see it. It is a long string of letters and numbers. You can use the code only once.

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   What is my Class ID?

It’s a special number for your class on Islands. Your teacher will tell you your Class ID.

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   Can I change my Class ID?

Yes, you can add a Class ID or change your Class ID, after you have registered. Log on, then click on Edit details beside the map of the island.

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   What is the aim of the game?

Each island has an adventure game. You must help the other characters with some tasks to complete the adventure. There are eight scenes in each adventure. When you have completed a scene, you will get a silver star, and you can move to the next scene.

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   How do I play the game?

Click on the map or the arrow to start the game. Click on people to talk to them. They will tell you what to do. Move your character with your mouse or touchpad. Your character can walk, run and jump on to things. Click on objects or run into them to collect or catch them.

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   How do I get a silver star?

You get a silver star when you complete the main tasks for a scene. Click on characters to find out what you have to do.

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   How do I get a gold star?

You get a gold star when you complete the main tasks, collect all the things, and play the extra mini-games.

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   How do I find the extra mini-games?

Look for the little picture clues in your Islands book. There’s one clue in each unit. Find the same picture in the game, and click on it. It will take you to an extra mini-game.

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   How do I get extra things?

Sometimes when you complete a main task or an extra mini-game, one of the characters will give you something. You can find these items in your backpack . It’s on the top right of the game.

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   Can I talk to other players in the game?

You can communicate with other players in the chatroom. The chatroom is in the first scene of the game. You can choose questions to ask, and answers to give. You can’t talk directly to other players.

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   You can communicate with other players in the chatroom. The chatroom is in the first scene of the game. You can choose questions to ask, and answers to give. You can’t talk directly to other players.

Visit the chatroom to communicate with other players.  Click on another character. You can CHAT, or play a GAME.

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   Where is the chatroom?

The chatroom is in the first scene of each island.

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   How do I play the multiplayer games?

Go to the chatroom. Click on another character. Click on GAME,then choose a game.

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   What is my Report card?

Your Report card is a record of your progress in the game. It shows you how many gold and silver stars you have. You can see it by clicking on the star on the top right of the game.

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   What is the Picture Dictionary for?

The Picture Dictionary can help you with new words. It can show you what some words mean. Use it when you find a new word that you don’t understand, or use it to learn new words to help you with the extra mini-games. You can find it in your backpack . It’s on the top right of the game.

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   What are the system requirements for playing the game?

You will need a computer with internet access and Adobe Flash Player.

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   I need more help!

Contact our technical support team with your question.

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