By Sue Kay and Vaughan Jones

Bringing learning into focus

Focus is a five-level, flexible Upper Secondary course with special components that prepares and motivates students for their end of school exams.

• Motivation
Topics, texts and tasks that engage students both intellectually and emotionally. Constant reference to students’ life experiences and the things they aspire to. Language is brought to life through grammar animations, interactive videos and culturally relevant clips.

• Memory
Unique approach to vocabulary acquisition via the Word Store language. Acquisition is driven by careful recycling of vocabulary and grammar. Exam skills are reinforced by Cambridge and PTE General practice booklets.

• Meaning
Content students want to read, listen and talk about. Every exercise is relevant to students’ lives and frequent personalisation ensures students’ engagement every step of the way.

For students

Focus 1 Student's Book

Students’ Book

Includes a Word Store booklet at the back, which provides extensive vocabulary practice specific to the vocabulary lesson of each unit. The unique design of the booklet allows the page in the Word Store to match up with the relevant page.

Focus 1 Exam Practice Book

Exam Practice Book

Provide additional, intensive practice and support for important international exams.

Focus 1 Workbook


Provides more specific exam style practice activities (Cambridge ESOL) and exam strategies.



Focus MyEnglishLab


Online learning management system with grammar animations, interactive speaking videos and individual gradebooks.

For the teacher

Focus 1 Teacher's Book

Teachers’ Book

Includes full Students’ Book pages in colour, with overprinted answers. Notes for interactive video and suggested opportunities for pair work and peer assesstment.

Also available:
    *Class Audio CDs

Focus Multi-ROM


Provides grammar animations with additional exercises, interactive speaking videos, teachers’ resources and test programme.


Focus Active Teach


The offline Interactive Whiteboard Software Tool which includes interactive Students’ Book activities, audio bank, teachers’ resources, videos: grammar animations and interactive speaking videos and games bank.