Straight to First

Straight to First is a short, intensive and flexible course aimed at teenagers and adults who are studying for the Cambridge English: First (FCE) exam.

Straight to First is a short, intensive course that prepares students for the Cambridge English: First exam. Each part of the First exam is covered in the course. A grammar reference provides thorough explanations of the language presented, a comprehensive Writing Bank focuses on all the task types found in the exam. The answer key for all exercises in the Student's Book makes it easy to use in the classroom and as a self-study course.

Key features

  • The course can be as long as 100 hours or as short as 50, depending on the needs of the students and available time.
  • Information boxes throughout the Student’s Book offer useful exam tips and guidance.
  • The Language Focus sections aim to revise and extend students’ knowledge of the key structures they are expected to demonstrate in the exam. 
  • The Writing Bank at the end of each Student’s Book provides further writing practice including relevant tasks, examples and model answers.
  • A double-page Review at the end of every other unit provides further practice of the Use of English section with a transformation exercise in each review as well as other task types and key grammar and vocabulary needed for the exam.

Student's Book Pack with Answers

The Student's Book Pack provides preparation for the Cambridge English: First exam, each part of the exam is covered in the course. A grammar reference provides explanations of the language presented, a Writing Bank focuses on the task types in the exam. It comes with an access code to the Student's Resource Centre and Student's Book Answers.

Digital Student's Book Pack

The Digital Student's Book Pack provides an access code to the Digital Student’s Book and Student’s Resource Centre. The Digital Student’s Book offers embedded audio and interactive  exercises.Work is marked automatically and progress can be tracked via the Gradebook feature.

Workbook with Answers

The Workbook provides extra practice of the grammar and vocabulary and the listening, writing and reading and use of English exam tasks from the student’s book. The exam tasks in the first four units mirror those in the student’s book, but then differ for the last 6 units to provide further exam-style practice. This Workbook comes with Answers.

Online Workbook

The Online Workbook provides extra practice of the grammar and vocabulary and the listening, writing and reading and use of English exam tasks from the student’s book. The exam tasks in the first four units mirror those in the Student’s Book, but then differ for the last 6 units to provide further exam-style practice.

Teacher's Book Premium Pack

The Teacher’s Book provides teaching notes, extra teaching ideas, communicative photocopiable activities, and tests. It is packaged with an Audio CD, Digital Student’s Book, Teacher’s Presentation Kit and access to the Online Workbook and the Teacher’s Resource Centre.

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