Humanising Language Teaching
"FAST TRACK to CAE"
Beata Krzysztofiak (English Unlimited, Poland)
FAST TRACK to CAE is a new publication by Longman designed to be a leading coursebook for CAE courses. It is suited to the requirements of the new exam format and it comes across as successful in three main areas:
Fast Track to CAE appears to combine language practice with exam practice. Most materials are authentic and the exercises are set firmly within the context of English - speaking culture ( note also the variety of accents). The materials have been selected carefully with a good choice of pictures, which are also a good incentive for learning new vocabulary ( again wide - ranging) in context. There is wide coverage of all the exam skills together with excellent guidelines, both for the students and for the teacher.
Personally, I find the language bank sections an unsurpassed source of useful expressions and gambits for writing and speaking.