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Review - January 2015

Spotlight on First (FCE), Student’s Book Second Edition

John Hughes and Jon Naunton, National Geographic Learning / Cengage Learning;



This exam practice book, the second edition of Spotlight on First, has been completely updated for the revised Cambridge English First exam. It is built around eight National Geographic videos. The fifteen units include some fascinating texts on the ‘cosplay’ craze, crop circles and art fraud. The introduction provides an overview of the exam itself, and the book includes advice on exam techniques and a complete practice test. I love the ‘Ideas generator’ sections, which use tools such as mind-mapping to help students generate their own ideas. This book is well laid out and thorough; suitable for adult and young adults. Recommended.