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Fast, focused exam preparation

  • For school-aged students and older learners
  • Short, intensive exam preparation
  • 50-60 hours + a single book approach to each exam level
  • 8-12 units
  • Available in 2019 for A2 Key for Schools and B1 Preliminary for Schools

Ideal for shorter courses and easily integrated with a general English course, Compact offers intensive revision and practice to quickly maximise student performance.

Intensive training

Consolidate language and skills for exam success through clear, concise training. Each unit covers at least one exam task from each exam paper combined with language and skills development.

Language check

Language structures with exam-specific Grammar and Vocabulary sections help students to focus on what they already know, and use it in an exam context.

The Exam Journey

Build confidence with Compact’s unique step-by-step approach to each exam part. Exam tips throughout Compact include up-to-date information and advice to help students learn essential strategies and get the most out of their practice.


Compact fits multiple situations. Compact is perfect for a short, intensive exam preparation course, or use it together with another course to provide extra exam training.

Extra preparation

Compact includes a new English for Spanish Speakers section as well as new sections for Grammar reference and practice, Phrasal verbs, a Writing bank and a Speaking bank.