Close-up Second Edition

Close-up Second Edition

Develop students’ English with Close-up, a flexible course suitable for secondary and exam preparation now with a brand-new A1+ level! Close-up brings English to life through spectacular National Geographic photography and facts carefully selected to appeal to the inquisitive minds of students. They will discover real places, real people and real English through a ‘Close-up’ on the world around them.

What’s new with Close-up Second Edition?

  • The integrated ‘Exam Close-up’ feature gives students and teachers step-by-step advice and strategies for how best to approach exam tasks so students have an opportunity to put the advice into practice on the page
  • A new ‘Learning Focus’ feature introduces ‘learning to learn’ tips so students can see what they need to do themselves outside of the classroom to progress
  • Students’ abilities to think, form, express and justify personal opinions are developed further in the ‘Ideas Focus’ sections – a core skill for success at First
Student’s Book
  • Exam tasks have been updated to align with the Cambridge English for Schools 2015 specifications
  • Step-by-step grammar presentations make the teaching of grammar clearer and more straightforward
  • New ‘Use your English’ sections in each unit provide practice of grammar and vocabulary
  • A ‘Grammar Focus’ section at the end allows students to check their learning
Workbook
  • A wide variety of tasks that consolidate the vocabulary and grammar presented in the Student’s Book
  • Exam style tasks in each section with Exam Reminders to help students tackle them
  • Further reading practice in each unit
  • A listening exercise in every unit
  • Writing sections
  • Regular reviews to check understanding