For Teachers

Get to know Ready For

The best-selling exam preparation course that has been successfully preparing students for over twenty years.


The 4th edition of the Ready For series combines updated versions of the popular features and improved page design with new, innovative digital features.



Ready For exams, Ready For life


Practise of all four language skills

In each unit, all four language skills are systematically developed and practised, while Ready for sections focus on each paper of the exam in more detail, ensuring that students feel fully confident before taking their exam.

Unique Student’s and Teacher’s App

Flexible on-the-go practice is covered in the Student’s App with two full practice tests and 60 quick-fire ‘Are you Ready?’ questions per unit. The new teacher’s app includes teachers resources and a Test Generator with 2 full practice tests and 12 unit progress tests.

Grammar made easy

The new Ready for Grammar reference sections at the back of the book give clear explanations and provide extra practice.

New listening and reading texts

The updated topics and tasks make the course more contemporary and relevant to students’ lives. Listening texts offer an increased level of challenge to reflect the level of the exam.

New pronunciation sections and activities

The new pronunciation sections and activities reflect the collaborative speaking tasks students will be required to complete with other candidates in the exam, providing a strong focus on effective communication. Model speaking exam videos are available in the Teacher’s Resource Centre.


Meet the Author

Roy Norris

Renowned English teacher, teacher trainer and author, Roy Norris is the author of Ready for First, Straight to First and Straightforward Advanced, and co-author of Ready for Advanced.

Get Ready For

If you want to get your hands on Ready For right now, you can buy the complete series directly from our online shop.


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Ready to teach in any scenario

Digital solutions that make teaching and learning even easier.


Ready For’s digital tools help you plan and deliver your lessons, and enhance learning as pupils improve their communicative, collaborative and digital competences.


For Teachers

Everything you need in one place

Whatever your digital literacy level, whatever your teaching style, device, connectivity or class setup, you will have the flexibility to teach the way you want.

From correcting homework assignments to tracking individual and whole class progress and projecting a wide range of extra material in class to engage students, you will be ready for any scenario.


Kids Can!


MEE, your platform for innovative content, tools and resources

Enhance your lessons and make your classes even more engaging!  Macmillan Education Teacher App can help you to achieve  a seamless transition between your coursebook and interactive digital activities.


For Students

Fully flexible solutions for any learning scenario.

Encourage students to practise on the go the contents of each unit through tests and questions to help them achieve success in their exams.

MEE Student App, keep students motivated

The Student’s App provides learners with access to extra activities, a page-faithful version of their book and enables learning on the move with quick and flexible opportunities for practice and a rewards system to keep them motivated.



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Fully flexible solutions, ready for any learning scenario

Print and digital materials for face-to-face or blended courses that provide comprehensive skills training and strategies for exam success.



Student’s Book

It prepares students in a gradual but constant way so that they gain confidence and are able to take the exam successfully.

imagen Kids Can!


imagen Kids Can!

The perfect companion to the Student’s Book, with activities that reinforce content covered in class and extra practice.

Digital Material

  • Digital Student’s Book: The fully digital version of the Student’s Book.
  • Digital Workbook: With gamified activities to motivate students.
  • On-The-Go practice: To practise the contents of each unit wherever and whenever suits, and help students prepare for the exam.
  • Student’s Resource Centre: With activities, audios for listening practice, grammar reference and practice, and wordlists.

imagen Kids Can!


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Fully flexible solutions, ready for any teaching scenario

Print and digital materials for face-to-face or blended courses which help you ensure that your students are successful in their exams.



Teacher’s Book

Your trustworthy guide to getting the most out of Ready For and ensuring your students’ exam success.

imagen Kids Can!

Digital Material

Teacher’s App

  • Classroom Presentation Kit: An interactive page-faithful view of the coursebooks for use in the classroom.
  • Homework Manager: Keep track of your class homework.
  • Teacher’s Resource Centre: Access to multiple tools for flexible teaching.
  • Test Generator: Create tests to meet needs of the class.
  • Digital Teacher’s Book: The fully digital version of the Teacher’s Book.
  • Advantage by Macmillan Education: Exclusive access to a wide range of resources and Professional Development opportunities.


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