Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge is a communicative course with a task-based approach that helps students achieve their goals.

The contextualised practice of grammar and vocabulary makes the learning process more memorable and engaging. A wide range of contemporary topics and video materials help students discover English in the context of the modern world.

Starter: 19 - 31
Elementary: 27 - 37
Pre-Intermediate: 36 - 48
Intermediate: 45 - 55
Upper-Intermediate: 54 - 67
Advanced: 66 - 80

Authors: Jonathan Bygrave, Araminta Crace, Sarah Cunningham, Peter Moor
Subject: Integrated Skills
Level: From Beginner to Advanced
Go to: Cutting Edge - Starter Cutting Edge - Elementary Cutting Edge - Pre-Intermediate Cutting Edge - Intermediate Cutting Edge - Upper-Intermediate Cutting Edge - Advanced
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Keep students motivated with striking design and fresh new content

  • New World Culture DVD lessons encourage the discussion of contemporary global issues and provide greater authenticity and a more international perspective.
  • New writing lessons help students with emails, letters, reports, etc.
  • The ActiveTeach with interactive whiteboard tools, DVD, audio, transcripts, dictionary and additional resources aid heads up learning.

Help students improve more quickly with more practice and better reference tools

  • The new Study, Practice, Remember section at the back of the book provides integrated language summaries and practice exercises.
  • The Student DVD with audio and video plus transcripts allow learners to review the lessons and catch up if they miss a class.
  • The new feedback functionality and exercises in MyEnglishLab give students greater control of their learning.

Reduce preparation time with improved design and navigation

  • Double-page lesson spreads with clear aims and objectives linked to CEFR and the Global Scale of English. Can Do statements helps you plan lessons more effectively.
  • Make full use of the course package with clearer sign posting and cross-referencing to other components.
  • Detailed, user-friendly contents maps help you plan lessons quickly.
Jonathan Bygrave

Jonathan has worked in ELT since 1992 as a teacher, editor, publisher and author. In recent years, he has been writing materials and travelling to research the use of coursebooks in modern classrooms.

Araminta Crace

Araminta is a full time writer of ELT materials. She has taught in Brazil (where she was a Director of Studies), Egypt, Portugal and Spain, and worked as a teacher trainer at International House.

Sarah Cunningham

Sarah has worked in ELT as a teacher, teacher trainer and Director of Studies. She has worked in Greece, Spain, Hungary, Argentina and the UK and is now a writer of ELT materials.

Peter Moor

Peter has more than twenty-five years of experience in ELT as a teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer. He has taught and given workshops in more than thirty countries worldwide.

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