Making Progress to First Certificate is a course leading students up to the level required to begin a First Certificate exam-directed course, such as New Progress to First Certificate. It introduces the skills needed for each paper of the exam, and begins to familiarise students with the sort of tasks they will encounter in it, as well as providing an entertaining and worthwhile course for anyone who simply needs to make progress at this level.
Key Features of Making Progress to First Certificate include:
twenty-four short topic-based units
five Revision Units to practise and recycle new language
an abundance of exercises and puzzles practising useful new vocabulary, phrasal verbs and idioms
interesting texts that will motivate students to read for pleasure, with exercises to get the most out of the new vocabulary, grammar and style found in them
authentic interviews with people from a range of different backgrounds
thorough grammar practice to build students' confidence with more complex tasks and texts
a grammar reference section with examples and explanations of the basic rules
full coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
pronunciation sections to help students to improve their pronunciation of English sounds, and use rhythm and intonation appropriately
an introduction to the skills and task types students will meet in the First Certificate examination.