The bestselling Ready for series has been helping students prepare for their exams for over twenty years. This fully updated 4th edition of Ready for C1 Advanced continues to provide the in-depth exam training which the course is known for.

Ready for C1 Advanced 4th Edition retains all the features of previous editions that made it so trusted by teachers and students, adding innovative digital support, updated reading and listening texts, new pronunciation sections as well as improved page design for easy navigation.

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.
  • New pronunciation sections include new games and, alongside the scaffolded activities, help students build an awareness of intonation and its importance in the speaking exam.
  • New listening and reading texts are designed to build students’ confidence and reflect the real level of challenge they will face in the exam.
  • Speaking videos in the Teacher’s Resource Centre with accompanying worksheets allow teachers to showcase target language in use during the exam.

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.

Student's Book without 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 does not include the answer key.

Digital Student's Book with Student's App

The Digital Student's Book includes interactive activities which 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. All of the scores are automatically collated in the Progress Tracker so that students and their teachers can see how they are progressing.

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

The Digital Student's Book and Workbook include interactive activities which 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. All of the scores are automatically collated in the Progress Tracker so that students and their teachers can see how they are progressing.

Workbook and Digital Workbook with Key and access to audio

The Digital Workbook includes interactive activities which are auto-marked so that students can see what they have got right and wrong straightaway. All of the scores are automatically collated in the Progress Tracker so that students and their teachers can see how they are progressing. The print Workbook includes the answer key.

Workbook and Digital Workbook without Key and access to audio

The Digital Workbook includes interactive activities which are auto-marked so that students can see what they have got right and wrong straightaway. All of the scores are automatically collated in the Progress Tracker so that students and their teachers can see how they are progressing. The print Workbook has no answer key.

Digital Workbook with access to Audio

The Digital Workbook includes interactive activities which are auto-marked so that students can see what they have got right and wrong straightaway. All of the scores are automatically collated in the Progress Tracker so that students and their teachers can see how they are progressing.

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 as well as teaching tips from the author and ideas for extra activities. The Teacher's App provides access to the Homework Manager, Progress Tracker, Classroom Presentation Kit, Test Generator, Teacher's Resource Centre and Teacher's eBook

Digital Teacher's Book with Teacher's App

The Teacher's eBook is interleaved with the pages of the Student's Book and includes annotated answers as well as teaching tips from the author and ideas for extra activities. The Teacher's App provides access to the Homework Manager, Progress Tracker, Classroom Presentation Kit, Test Generator, Teacher's Resource Centre.

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