Shape the Future is a forward-thinking course which provides solid language and exam practice as well as a focus on life skills – preparing students to shape their own futures in real life. Critical thinking is a key element - the reading and listening texts have been carefully chosen to be challenging, controversial, real-world and most importantly, thought-provoking. Collaborative projects and life skills lessons focus on areas such as managing feelings, critical thinking and problem solving, based on the Cambridge Framework for Life Competencies.

Philip Wood, Vicky Anderson & Will Varney

Number of levels

B1+-B2 (Intermediate to Upper Intermediate)

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

  • Comprehensive coverage of University Entrance Exams with extra practice and exam tips sections.
  • Step-by-step speaking and writing lessons guaranteeing successful communication.
  • A complete writing guide section.
  • Strong emphasis on vocabulary acquisition supported by ‘Vocabulary Extra’ pages.
  • Extra work on phrasal verbs and false friends.
  • Grammar is exhaustively covered with extra practice and Grammar Maps in Level 2 provide a concise summary of all the grammar covered over both levels – a perfect cheat sheet for revision.
  • A two-page guide on how to put collaborative learning into practice. It also includes a section of tips and useful phrases for the classroom.
  • Vox pop and documentary video sections.


English for Spanish Speakers

  • ‘Get it right!’ boxes throughout the units highlighting common mistakes in grammar and vocabulary made by Spanish-speaking learners.
  • Extensive practice of the Spanish University Entrance Exams.
  • Full coverage of the official Bachillerato curriculum.
  • Coverage of all the competences students are expected to acquire with a Key competences mapping in the Teacher’s Book.
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