Exam focus

Sue Kay
Vaughan Jones
Daniel Brayshaw

2 levels

Bringing the exam into focus

Exam Focus is a media-rich course that prepares upper-secondary students to succeed in the University Entrance Exam while at the same time building their language and real-world skills.

Clear and intuitive lessons provide an exams-orientated learning path and motivate students to focus on their learning goals. Engaging videos from the BBC expose learners to authentic language, real people and the world beyond school.

  • FOCUS on preparing for the University Entrance Exam
    Focus prepares students to take the university entrance examinations. Right from the start, the course offers students regular exposure to exam-type tasks, exam tips and strategies and exam reference. The Test Generator includes tests which can be customised to meet the specific requirements for each region.

  •  FOCUS on authentic language through BBC videos 
    Authentic BBC culture videos
    bring topics to life and motivate students to learn. Each unit has a video lesson with language presented through relevant and intriguing real-life content. 

  • FOCUS on mixed-level classes
    Graded practice and tests provide support in mixed-level classes and enable teachers to plan for individual students’ needs. In Exam Focus tests are provided at two levels of difficulty to build students’ confidence and motivate them to achieve success in the exam.

  •  FOCUS on interactive digital classrooms 
    The enriched digital package includes a Test Generator, Active Teach for Interactive Whiteboards, and online activities to promote students’ independent learning. MyEnglishLab and eText Premium, designed to work on all devices including tablets, provide students with maximum opportunity to enhance their learning, both in school and at home.

  •  FOCUS on 21st Century Skills
    Exam Focus
    engages and challenges students, building 21st Century Skills including communication, critical thinking, autonomy, cultural awareness and the ability to use digital media.

  •  FOCUS on independent learning 
    Live tutor ‘flipped classroom’ video lessons, featuring grammar animations, develop learner autonomy and help students to prepare for their lessons in advance. Online practice activities and MyLab, plus eText Premium, give students everything they need to reinforce their learning at their own pace.


Exam Focus Sample Materials 

You can access free samples and demos for Exam Focus materials so you can best see how this course suits your teaching needs. Check them out here:

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  • Students’ Book with Online Area
    Clear lessons with integrated exam training organised around vocabulary, grammar and all four skills. Online area includes BBC Culture videos, extra online practice and Live Tutor Grammar Lessons.

  • Workbook
    Provides specific exam-style practice activities and exam strategies as well as consolidating learning points presented in the Students’ Book.


  • Online Area
    Extra online practice with scores recorded in the gradebook helps students review and recycle what they have learned.
  • MyEnglishLab
    Ideal for a blended learning approach, includes all the workbook activities, remediation activities for grammar exercises and language learning tips. Ideal for independent learning during final preparation for the exam.
  • eText Premium
    Complete digital version of the Students’ Book and the Workbook with integrated audio, video and interactive activities for fully digital environments.