Ready for First (3rd ED)


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Authors: Roy Norris
Publisher: Macmillan Education

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Student’s Book

Ready for First is the new, third edition of our popular preparation course aimed at young adult students training for the Cambridge English: First exam. All four skills are systematically developed and practiced in each unit, while in-depth exam training is given in the form of regular ‘What to expect in the exam’ and ‘How to go about it’ help boxes. This step-by-step approach ensures that students will be fully prepared and confident when sitting the new 2015 First Certificate exam.

The Student’s Book, available with or without key, contains 14 units and now includes a ‘Writing Bank’. Accompanying the Student’s Book is an activation code; this provides access to Macmillan Practice Online, which has been specially commissioned for Ready for First.

Key Features:

    • Completely updated in line with the Cambridge English: First 2015 revisions


    • Two computer-based practice tests


    • A special emphasis on word-building, collocations and phrasal verbs helps students master some of the harder aspects of English


    • Thorough First Certificate vocabulary and skills development


    • A new “Writing Bank” feature


    • Model answers provide solid preparation and support for writing tasks


    • A complete First Certificate grammar syllabus and reference section


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Teacher’s Book

The Teacher’s Book is accompanied by a Test CD-ROM with tests in both PDF and editable format. There is additional photocopiable material in the Teacher’s Book, with a focus on the Speaking test. The Teacher’s Book is available in a pack with a DVD-ROM and the Class audio CDs (with all the audio material for the Student’s Book).

The DVD-ROM includes:

    • 14 Photocopiable activities to complement the Coursebook


    • 7 progress tests (PDF and editable format)


    • Complete answer key and listening scripts for the Workbook


    • 10 Teacher training videos filmed with the author

Key Features:

    • Complete answer key and listening scripts for the Coursebook


    • Suggestions on how to use the Coursebook in class


    • Advice on approaching exam tasks


    • Sample answers for writing tasks with marks and comments


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The Ready for First Workbook Pack offers practice of the language presented in the Student’s Book and activities help to reinforce the material learnt. Perfect for students preparing for the FCE with extra writing practice, emphasis on word building and collocations and exam practice in every unit to develop student confidence. The Audio CD accompanies the Workbook and contains all the audio, making it ideal for revision and homework.

Key Features:

    • Exam practice in every unit


    • Thorough consolidation of the grammar studies in the Student’s Book


    • Additional reading texts


    • Phrasal verb, lexical phrase and irregular verb lists


    • Vocabulary from the Student’s Book reinforced and developed


    • Special emphasis on word building, collocations and phrasal verbs


    • Extra writing practice and support

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