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6 levels, each
A2 Key for Schools
to C1 Advanced
Online teaching and learning resources on Cambridge One
The Complete series combines the very best in contemporary classroom practice with first-hand knowledge of the challenges students face. This stimulating, topic-based course covers every part of the exam in detail, ensuring that students are fully equipped to tackle each part of every paper. Language work is fully integrated with exam preparation in each unit.
Maximise students' performance with the Complete approach to language development and exam training. Build confidence through our unique understanding of the exam and insights from previous candidate performance. The Complete formula covers everything.
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“The course books are really innovative and engaging for students. When I use such modern books my students feel motivated to keep on learning.”
Cristhian Marcelo, English teacher in Bolivia
Teaching with Complete Key For Schools
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for Cambridge English Qualifications, trusted by millions since 2008.
Every year, we listen to teachers like you to make sure that Complete continues to meet the needs of today’s students. Whether you’re setting online homework tasks, searching for practice tests or teaching face-to-face, Complete covers everything you need for exam day success.
With course-specific online resources on our digital platform Cambridge One, it’s easier than ever for learners to continue their practice beyond the classroom. Cambridge One hosts all your teaching tools and gives learners access to additional grammar and vocabulary activities, exam practice and tests – accessible across a range of digital devices.
Downloadable Teacher’s Resources for each exam level help support those of you teaching mixed-ability classes and extend learning for early finishers. We aim to take the stress out of lesson preparation so you can focus on what you do best… teaching!
Let us guide you through the academic year, with course material you can trust. Every step of the Complete exam journey is checked and approved by the same team who create the Cambridge English Qualifications. This means every exam tip, information box, question and exam instruction is accurate and as close to the real exam as possible.
Plus, you can track and monitor learner progress with ease on Cambridge One, our mobile-friendly learning environment for English language learners and teachers.
Build skills and language based around engaging topics, and provide learners with the essential skills they need for exam day – reading, writing, speaking, listening – as well as teaching essential grammar and vocabulary.
Complete covers every exam in the Cambridge English Qualifications suite. There really is no better partner for official exam preparation.
Get easy access to Complete’s suite of online teaching and learning materials all in one place, across multiple devices. Discover meaningful, relevant and actionable data, with elements of gamification, to guide teachers and keep learners motivated.
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Teacher’s Digital Pack includes:
Student’s Digital Pack includes:
Practice Extra teacher view
Test & Train Exam Practice teacher view
Test & Train Practice Test teacher view
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Test & Train Timed Practice Test*
Test & Train Exam Practice
Make grammar and vocabulary practice more dynamic with games and exercises
Set homework tasks and monitor progress
Learners can work through each unit, with unlimited attempts
Brings together course audio and video with the coursebook pages
Allows for learning on the go and at home
Accessible on laptop, tablet or mobile devices
Provides opportunities for revising and testing what students have learned
Create your own tests as and when you require them
Check grammar and vocabulary understanding with our Unit Tests
Access End-of-term tests, which cover all four key skills, and an overall End-of-year test
Discover extra skills, worksheets, Speaking Test videos and more
Downloadable resources for each exam support mixed-ability classes and extend learning for early finishers
Reading worksheets and Listening worksheets for standard and plus levels
Speaking worksheets and Speaking test videos for each exam level
Access all audio and video for the course
Original practice tests for each exam level
Exam Practice and a Timed Practice Test get students ready for exam day
Short, on-the-go exam tasks
Improves learner performance with expert hints and tips
Boost confidence with instant feedback and unlimited attempts
Live the exam day experience with a full Speaking test video
Sharpen writing and speaking skills with sample answers and examiner insights
Digital presentation tool including Student's Book, Workbook and interactive activities
Present the course content, with audio and video, all at the front of the class
'One-by-one' and 'show all answers' functionality
"I've had an overwhelmingly positive experience with the Cambridge range of exam preparation materials. The focus on real-life skills and use of authentic, and up-to-date materials transforms the language learning curve into an overall fun, engaging experience.”
Paula, English teacher in Poland
Teaching with Complete for 7 years
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Dive into a stimulating learning environment with eye-catching images, easy-to-navigate units, and fun topics. Learners will build confidence through our unique understanding of the exam and insights from previous candidate performance, and the Complete exam journey for successful and stress-free outcomes.
Access the Cambridge One Digital Pack, optimised for a range of devices, for your bank of learning resources, accompanying audio, and eBook. Flexible activities include Practice Extra and Test & Train to build strategies and skills for exam success.
The most thorough preparation
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70% new content for the Student’s Book, 100% new content for the Teacher’s Book and Workbook
Updates to speaking and writing tasks, as well as new reading and listening tasks
New grammar presentations, explanations, and extra grammar practice activities
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“I used Complete to prepare myself for C1 Advanced and that made me love the book and all the resources within it. So, I decided to start using it to teach our Advanced students and teachers. You have everything you need – relevant content connected to the exams and lots of exam practice.”
Juan, EFL Academic Coordinator and Head of English in Ecuador
Teaching with Complete Advanced for 4 years
Maximise learners’ performance with the Complete approach to language development and exam training
Together, with you, we’re here to engage and inspire millions of learners throughout their entire exam journey, so they can confidently prove their skills to the world. There’s a Complete course for every Cambridge English Qualification.
Complete offers an integrated approach with exam information, advice and practice alongside language development. Exercises are based on exclusive insights into real exam candidates’ areas of difficulty, taken from the Cambridge Learner Corpus, to help students avoid common mistakes.
Find all the support you need in the Teacher’s Book and in the teacher resources section on Cambridge One, our mobile-friendly learning environment for English language learners and teachers. Each course also includes access to at least one full practice test.
Deliver successful and stress-free outcomes knowing the Complete formula covers everything. Explore the content below to learn more about the series.
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Complete Key for Schools 2nd Edition
Build your learners’ confidence with Complete Key for Schools, the most thorough preparation for the revised A2 Key for Schools qualification.
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Find all you need to help your learners feel confident going into
the revised B1 Preliminary for Schools exam.
Complete First is official preparation for the B2 First exam. It combines the very best in contemporary classroom practice with stimulating topics aimed at the teens age range.
Complete First 3rd Edition
All you need for the revised 2020 B1 Preliminary exam, carefully designed to help students speak, listen, read and write with confidence.
The most thorough preparation for the C1 Advanced Exam, with a wealth of new content for 2023.
Exam preparation materials for B2 First for Schools, specifically designed for the classroom, but with all the online features too.
Complete First for Schools 2nd Edition
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Unpacking the Exam Journey (Reading and Writing: Planning exam preparation)
with Matthew Ellman
Unpacking the Exam Journey (Speaking and Listening: The road to success)
with Olha Madylus
Unpacking the Exam Journey (bringing it all together in new Complete C1 Advanced)
with Greg Archer
“The sessions are great and have always inspired me. I have used what I learned with very good results.”
Gabriela, English teacher in Romania
Teaching with Complete Preliminary and Complete Preliminary for Schools
Join Olha Madylus, Greg Archer and Matt Ellman as we help you unpack the exam journey, teaming real-life experience with easy-to-follow examples from the Complete coursebooks.
Preparing for your first day with a new class? We’ve got you. Nearing the exam day? Don’t worry, we’re here. Let us guide you through the exam journey.
Your go-to podcast for exam day confidence!
We understand teaching exam classes can be daunting. The exam journey is different for every school and every student, and there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to guarantee exam day success. But whether you’re a seasoned pro or at the start of your exam teaching journey, the Complete Confidence with Cambridge podcast is filled with useful tips and tricks to help you plan your school year in a way that gets the most out of lesson time.
Listen on the go, in the evening or on your lunch break – it’s up to you. We’ve deliberately kept our episodes short so you can find last-minute lesson planning inspiration or recap on what you already know before heading into class.
Short sessions with someone who understands
At the start of each term, we’ll release a suite of episodes covering every level of the Cambridge exams – from A2 Key for Schools through to C1 Advanced.
Depending on the level you’re interested in, either Matt, Olha or Greg will keep you company and talk you through the best way to tackle each stage of a typical exam journey. They’ve been in your shoes before, and between them have years’ worth of teaching and teacher training experience to share with you.
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Each term, our hosts will join forces to bring you one bumper episode where they’ll be answering your listener questions, discussing key topics from past episodes and sharing their combined knowledge of the English language learning and assessment landscape.
Your questions answered
We’ll kick off our school year in September, so make sure to keep checking back for updates.
Meet your hosts
Matt Ellman is Professional Learning and Development Manager at Cambridge, designing and delivering training for teachers, institutions and Ministries of Education around the world. He has worked as a teacher and trainer in the UK, Spain and Malaysia, and has delivered courses, workshops and talks in a further 30 countries. Matt’s research into teacher education won the British Council’s MA Dissertation Award at the 2018 ELTons, and he is the lead author of From Teacher to Trainer, published by Cambridge in 2022.
Olha has taught in the UK, Greece, Hong Kong and Venezuela. She is a freelance author, materials’ designer, consultant and teacher trainer. She is based in London and as well as working with Cambridge, she does consultation, teacher training and teacher trainer training for organisations such as The British Council and Ministries of Education worldwide. Her main focus is on understanding and motivating learners. She is the author of Film, TV and Music, a photocopiable activities book for teenagers, published by Cambridge.
Greg Archer has been in English Language Teaching since 2010. After moving to Cambridge in 2013, he worked for seven years at an international college, teaching Cambridge exam and EAP classes to students aiming to enter a UK or English-speaking university, managing the English Language department, and developing in-house courses for pre-university study. He is now a freelance author, teacher and teacher trainer.
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