Ready for B2 First 4th Edition

Ready for Life

The bestselling Ready for series has been helping students prepare for their exams for over twenty years. This revised 4th edition of Ready for B2 First continues to provide the in-depth exam training for which the course is known.

Ready for B2 First 4th Edition 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. 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. 

Key features

  • ​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.
  • 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.
  • A strong focus on effective communication with new pronunciation sections and activities reflect the collaborative speaking tasks students will be required to complete with other candidates in the exam.
  • New listening and reading texts with updated topics and tasks make the course more contemporary and relevant to students' lives.
  • A comprehensive interleaved Teacher's Book makes teaching easy with page views, answers, teaching tips and includes access to the Test Generator which includes 2 full practice tests and 12 unit progress tests.

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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

The Ready for First 4th Edition Student's Book thoroughly prepares students for the B2 First exam. It provides access to the Digital Student's Book and Student's App, making it ideal for face-to-face or online classes. This version includes the answer key.

Student's Book without Key and Digital Student's Book and Student's App

The Ready for First 4th Edition Student's Book thoroughly prepares students for the B2 First exam. It provides access to the Digital Student's Book and Student's App, making it ideal for face-to-face or online classes. This version does not include 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 Teacher's Book is interleaved with the pages of the Student's Book and includes annotated answers. There are teaching tips from the author and ideas for extra activities. The Teacher's App provides access to the Homework Manager, Classroom Presentation Kit, Test Generator, Teacher's Resource Centre and Teacher's eBook.

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