Ready for Life

The bestselling Ready for... series has been helping students prepare for their exams for over twenty years. This revised Fourth edition of Ready for B2 First continues to provide the in-depth exam training for which the course is known. It keeps all the popular features of the 3rd edition whilst adding innovative digital support, updated reading and listening texts, new pronunciation sections and improved page design for easy navigation.
Number of levels
1
CEFR Levels
B2

Ready for sections focus on each paper of the exam in more detail ensuring that students feel fully confident before taking their exam. In each unit, all four language skills are systematically developed and practised, so even if students are not taking the exam, they will develop the language skills necessary for their future lives.

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WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL?

STUDENT'S APP & ON-THE-GO PRACTICE

A unique Student’s App offers flexible on-the-go practice of the language covered in each unit, 2 full practice tests and 60 quick-fire ‘Are you Ready?’ questions to help students prepare for their exam.

READY FOR GRAMMAR SECTIONS

Grammar is made easy with thorough Ready for Grammar reference sections at the back of the book which give clear explanations and provide extra practice.

COLLABORATIVE SPEAKING TASKS

New pronunciation sections and activities reflect the collaborative speaking tasks students will be required to complete with other candidates in the exam, providing a strong focus on effective communication.

UPDATED & ENGAGING TEXTS

New listening and reading texts with updated topics and tasks make the course more contemporary and relevant to students’ lives.

TEACHER SUPPORT

Full teacher support is provided with an annotated and interleaved Teacher’s Book with page views, answers, extra activities and teaching tips, plus access to the Test Generator which includes 2 full practice tests and 12 unit progress tests.

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COURSE COMPONENTS

FULLY FLEXIBLE COURSE

If you teach remotely or would like to add an online learning element to your face to face classes, we have reconfigured and enhanced this course with digital components, making it ready for any scenario. The listing below shows you all of the components available for this course.

STUDENT'S BOOK WITH KEY AND DIGITAL STUDENT'S BOOK AND STUDENT'S APP

This blended version comes with the Digital Student's Book and Student's App. Interactive activities are auto-marked so that students can see what they have got right and wrong straightaway. The App provides on-the-go language practice as well as two full practice tests, and 60 quick-fire questions. The print book includes the answer key.

Digital Student's Book and Digital Workbook with Student's App

This fully digital version of Ready for B2 First 4th Edition offers thorough preparation and practice for the B2 First exam. It provides access to the Digital Student's Book and Workbook as well as the Student's App, and is ideal for online classes.

Workbook and Digital Workbook with Key and access to audio

The Ready for B2 First 4th Edition Workbook provides thorough consolidation and practice of the language studied in the Student's Book. It also includes access to the Digital Workbook, making it ideal for classroom or online use. This version includes the answer key.

Workbook and Digital Workbook without Key and access to audio

The Ready for B2 First 4th Edition Workbook provides thorough consolidation and practice of the language studied in the Student's Book. It also includes access to the Digital Workbook, making it ideal for classroom or online use. This version does not include the answer key.

Teacher's Book with Teacher's App

The Ready for B2 First 4th Edition Workbook provides thorough consolidation and practice of the language studied in the Student's Book. It also includes access to the Digital Workbook, making it ideal for classroom or online use. This version does not include the answer key.

MAKE EXAM PREPARATION HASSLE-FREE WITH EXAM EXPERT ZONE

Register for the EXAMS EXPERTS ZONE and get unlimited access to practical classroom resources ranging from exam experts tips on planning and preparing students for exams to guides and handy checklists for your students. Sign up today to get access to:

  • A series of short videos addressing key exam problems and providing solutions  
  • A super practical lists of things your students should do or avoid before the exam
  • A guide to a speaking exam including information on typical mistakes students make and advice on how to prepare students to pass the speaking exam with flying colours
  • A video session and a podcast with one of the authors of READY for Ethan Mansur on building student confidence in exam preparation courses
  • A video session with Ethan Mansur in which he shares his tried and tested tips for setting up an exam preparation course
  • A video session in which Roy Norris in which he shares his tips and tricks on how to prepare students for the B2 First exam

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