Compact First for Schools 3rd edition offers fast, focused exam preparation for B2 First for Schools. Ideal for shorter courses, Compact covers the core exam topics, language and skills and offers intensive revision and practice to quickly maximise student performance. This new edition also offers specific help for Spanish-speaking learners.

Laura Matthews, Barbara Thomas, Frances Treloar

B2 (Upper Intermediate)

English for Spanish Speakers
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Informed by the Cambridge English Corpus
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Key features:

  • A clear step-by-step approach to each exam paper.
  • Essential strategies for exams in the Exam Tips boxes are now updated and extended to give even deeper support and advice.
  • The exam-specific Grammar sections and Grammar reference deepen understanding of language structure.
  • Speaking and Writing banks develop productive skills.
  • Cambridge One hosts all your teaching tools and gives learners access to grammar, vocabulary, exam practice and tests across a range of digital devices.

English for Spanish Speakers

The English for Spanish Speakers section* in Compact First for Schools  provides:

  • Advice on problematic spelling.
  • Listening activities designed to raise awareness of English pronunciation.
  • Examples of past grammatical mistakes and how to correct them.
  • Commonly used words and expressions and how they differ in use to their Spanish equivalents.


*Common to Compact, Complete and Open World
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