The topic-based units cover general topics common to the PET and First exams, with plenty of practice in exam-type tasks. Writing Banks, Speaking Files, a Steps to Success feature in all skills sections, and Grammar sections, provide invaluable reference tools, and there are regular review sections.
At B1 level, songs are often used to introduce language and reading texts are short and easily digestible. At B1+, lead-in activities teach vocabulary before students are confronted with a challenging text, and there is a focus on collocations, word patterns, word formation, phrasal verbs and easily confused words. Finally, Code Red (level B2) offers further focus on the development of productive language skills with particular emphasis on modeling and structuring spoken and written texts. Exam Alert sections draw attention to what to be aware of in exams.