Language(s): British English

Level(s): B2, C1


Spotlight on First and Spotlight on Advanced are fully comprehensive courses that have been revised to be in line with the new Cambridge English exam specifications for January 2015. They prepare adults and younger learners to excel in the revised exams. An exciting new feature of these revised editions is the Ideas Generator. Test takers need to generate ideas to pass the Speaking and Writing papers of the exam. The Ideas Generator uses National Geographic videos to stimulate students' interest in common exam topics, help them build ideas about these topics and gather the language they need to effectively write or speak about them. After each video lesson students will have a bank of ideas, functional language and vocabulary tied to eight topics that commonly appear in the exam. One of the most difficult parts of the exam for students is the Speaking Test. The Speaking Test videos and worksheets prepare students to deal with this challenge by getting them to engage with simulations of all four parts of the Speaking Test.

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Francesca Mansfield

Francesca Mansfield was an English teacher for 14 years, specialising in exam preparation, before she turned her attention to writing. Since 2000 she has written a number of EFL books including compan... more

Carol Nuttall

Carol Nuttall has been teaching English for over twenty years, specialising in Cambridge examination preparation, and is also an oral examiner for Cambridge examinations. She has worked closely with F... more

Jon Naunton

Jon Naunton worked with the International House organisation for twenty years. His teaching and writing career have taken him to Greece, Spain and Poland and many other countries. He has written a num... more

John Hughes

John Hughes is an award-winning ELT author with thirty years’ experience of teaching and teacher training. He has worked with learners and teachers from all over the world and is a well-known conferen... more