For Teachers


Ready for B2 First, Ready for Life

A best-selling exam preparation course that has been successfully preparing students for over twenty years. The 4th edition combines updated versions of the popular features and improved page design with new, innovative digital features.


  • 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.

  • The unique Student’s App offers flexible on-the-go practice of the language covered in each unit,two full practice tests and 60 quick-fire ‘Are you Ready?’ questions to help students prepare for their exam. The teachers resources will be available through the new teacher’s app, and include access to a Test Generator with 2 full practice tests and 12 unit progress tests.

  • Grammar is made easy through the new Ready for Grammar reference sections at the back of the book which give clear explanations and provide extra practice.

  • New listening and reading texts with 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 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.


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.

Roy Norris

Getting Ready for B2 First (Advancing Learning Webinar)

Fully flexible solutions, ready for any teaching and learning scenario:



Face-to-face or blended courses:

• Student’s Book + Digital Student’s Book + Student’s App
• Workbook + Digital Workbook

Online courses:

• Digital Student’s Book + Student’s App
• Digital Workbook



• Teacher’s Edition + Teacher’s App