Each of the 14 units in the Coursebook provides an integrated package containing practice for all the five Papers in the FCE exam, as well as grammar, vocabulary and fluency practice, all linked to a theme which often features in the FCE exam. Basic errors which are typical of FCE students are highlighted in Watch Out! boxes. A key feature of each unit is the Exam focus section, which presents the techniques and strategies required for a specific task in the FC exam, and provides exam level practice.
At the back of the Coursebook you will find: a section containing visuals for the Paper 5 Speaking tasks in the units; Communication activities; a Grammar reference and a Writing reference. The Communication activities include role-plays, information gap activities, answers to quizzes in the units, etc. The Grammar reference is a mini-grammar covering all the grammar points dealt with in the units. The Writing reference provides model answers for all the types of writing tested at FCE, together with a list of Dos and Don’ts, an examples of useful language. There are also authentic student answers which students can evaluate using the general marking guidelines provided. These student answers show clearly what is expected in FCE answers in different bands.
Each unit ends with a Review of the language presented in that unit, except for units 5, 10 and 14. These are followed by Progress tests which review students’ knowledge of the language presented in the preceding five units, and contain a complete Paper 3 test.