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Total Advanced is a preparation course for the Cambridge English: Advanced – CAE exam (C1 Effective Operational Proficiency of the Common European Framework of Reference).
The course is suitable for both in-class and self-study use, and the careful choice and variety of materials make it suitable for adults, young adults and teenagers.
Total Advanced focuses on the most demanding aspect of advanced level exam preparation – vocabulary activation in exam and real-life contexts. Students will learn, practise and use new vocabulary in exam-style tasks as well as general communicative activities.
Each of the sixteen units offer carefully graded exam tasks and strategies for each Exam Paper to guide students through every aspect of the exam. The Exam & Vocabulary double pages after each unit direct students’ attention to an Exam Paper with extensive vocabulary practice.
The Functional Language sections help students with everyday communication as well as achieving successful speaking results.
• 16 topic-based units
• Exam & Vocabulary pages after every unit, focussing on an Exam Paper with extensive vocabulary practice
• Exam Strategies which lead students step-by-step through the exam tasks and provide practical advice on how to approach the tasks
• Functional Language sections to enhance advanced communication skills
• Language Tips which give practical advice on how to learn, remember and use new vocabulary and improve language skills
• Review page after every unit to consolidate new vocabulary and grammar structures
• Extensive Grammar Bank and Vocabulary Bank
• Writing Bank with strategies on how to approach the tasks and sample answers with the examiner’s comments
• 128-page Exam & Vocabulary Maximiser providing further practice of exam tasks with vocabulary practice with Audio CD
• 2 CAE Practice Tests
• CD-ROM with a computer-based version of the 2 Practice Tests
• Teacher’s Book with additional teaching ideas, answer keys and recording scripts