NOTE: the information below refers to the previous edition of this title, which will be available for a limited period. The current edition is accesible here: Compact First Third edition.


Compact First 2nd edition provides B2-level students with thorough preparation and practice of the grammar, vocabulary, language skills, topics and exam skills needed for success in the B2 First Cambridge Qualification. Ten units cover all four papers of the exam, focusing on one part of each paper in each unit.

Reading and Listening texts cover all core B2 First topics. Writing tasks include both sample and model answers, Speaking activities are designed to improve fluency and accuracy, and to help students express themselves with confidence. Grammar for Use of English pages provide additional focus on grammar, with a revision page in each unit.

Peter May

B2 (Upper Intermediate)

Informed by the Cambridge English Corpus
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Key features

  • Efficient exam preparation in 50-60 core hours.
  • Unit-based Grammar Reference with clear explanations and examples of key grammar.
  • Unit-based wordlist with target vocabulary and definitions.
  • CD-ROM with additional interactive grammar, vocabulary and writing skills practice.


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