Roy Norris started his teaching career in 1984 in Selby, North Yorkshire, where he taught French and German in a comprehensive school for five years. At the end of the eighties he moved to Madrid and a career in ELT. Most of his time there has been spent working with International House, as teacher, teacher-trainer and at one point Cambridge Examinations Co-ordinator. Roy has written Ready for FCE (2001),Ready for CAE (2004) and Straightforward Advanced (2008), and co-written Direct to FCE (2011). Amanda French went to Greece and began her career in English language teaching. She started off as the dictation teacher for a class of eight-year-olds and left three years later - with the DTEFLA (Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults). Amanda is a CELTA assessor and has written CAE, BEC and IELTS papers for Cambridge ESOL. She also wrote CAE Testbuilder and contributed to the Ready for CAE Workbook and KET Testbuilder.
Ready for Advanced is based on thorough exam preparation structure. Special language focus sections encourage analysis of the main grammar areas at this advanced level. Skills for all papers are covered and there is a complete practice speaking test included. The Student's Book provides complete grammar and vocabulary syllabuses as a useful reference point with new reading texts and in-depth coverage of the combined Reading and Use of English paper to develop exam confidence. Each Coursebook is packaged with a code to access Macmillan Practice Online, providing students with even more material for exam preparation.