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   What is Our Discovery Island?

Our Discovery Island is a course for children learning English, published by Pearson. There are six islands in the course, teaching six different levels of English. 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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   How do I register?

Find the access code in your Our Discovery Island book. Ask your teacher for your Class ID. Go to www.ourdiscoveryisland.com. Click on New User. Make a character for your game. Then type in your details and access code. Make up a password that you can remember easily. Write it 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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   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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   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 Our Discovery Island 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 Our Discovery Island. 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 Our Discovery Island 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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   How do I talk 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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   When I finish, can I play Our Discovery Island again?

Yes, you can. First finish all the scenes. A RESET button will appear on your Report card.  Click on RESET, and you will go back to the start of the game. Your stars and your backpack will be reset. You can win stars and collect things again.

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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’m a parent. Can I view my child’s progress in the game?

You will need your child’s login details. We sent you an e-mail with these details when your child registered on the game. Go to http://www.ourdiscoveryisland.com/parents and log in using your child’s user name and password. You can see which activities your child has completed.

Adventures are the main tasks for practising English, and Supplementary activities are extra practice activities.

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   I need more help!

Contact our technical support team with your question.

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