A highly focused Cambridge English: First (FCE) course providing efficient exam preparation in 50-60 core hours. Compact First provides B2-level students with thorough preparation and practice needed for exam success. Ten units cover all five exam papers in a step-by-step approach. The Workbook units for homework and self-study provide further practice corresponding to the Student's Book units with answer key and recording scripts. Each unit has four pages of exercises which consolidate the language and exam skills presented in the Student's Book. Exercises teach students how to avoid common mistakes highlighted by the Cambridge Learner Corpus. B2-level vocabulary is targeted using English Vocabulary Profile. The accompanying Audio CD includes material for all the listening tasks.