Close-Up, Second Edition

Witha new component array and strong digital support, the new edition of Close-up has been fully updated to be in line with the new First for Schools 2015 specifications.

Close-up is still as interesting, topical and up-to-date as ever with spectacular National Geographic photography and facts that have been carefully selected to appeal to the inquisitive minds of young teenagers.

  • The integrated ‘Exam Close-up’ feature gives students and teachers step-by-step advice and strategies for how best to approach exam tasks so students have an opportunity to put the advice into practice on the page
  • A new ‘Learning Focus’ feature introduces ‘learning to learn’ tips so students can see what they need to do themselves outside of the classroom to progress
  • Students’ abilities to think, form, express and justify personal opinions are developed further in the ‘Ideas Focus’ sections – a core skill for success at First

Student’s Book

  • Exam tasks have been updated to align with the new First for Schools 2015 specifications
  • Step-by-step grammar presentations make the teaching of grammar clearer and more straightforward
  • New ‘Use your English’ sections in each unit provide practice of grammar and vocabulary
  • A ‘Grammar Focus’ section at the end allows students to check their learning


  • A wide variety of tasks that consolidate the vocabulary and grammar presented in the Student’s Book
  • Exam style tasks in each section with Exam Reminders to help students tackle them
  • Further reading practice in each unit
  • A listening exercise in every unit
  • Writing sections
  • Regular reviews to check understanding

Teacher’s Book

  • Includes unit and lesson plans
  • Contains key and audio script for the Student’s Book and Workbook

Interactive Whiteboard

  • Play the audio material included on the online student zone
  • Enjoy the National Geographic videos found on the online student zone with or without subtitles
  • Show or hide the key to the student’s book and workbook tasks
  • Show the justification for the key to reading comprehension and listening tasks at the click of a button
  • Create your own interactive tasks with the easy-to-use Content Creation Tool

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