Objective Proficiency Second edition provides official preparation for the revised 2013 Cambridge English: Proficiency exam, also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). A variety of challenging, lively topics provide thorough training in exam skills and high-level language development. Each unit contains three double-page lessons ensuring flexibility, even pacing and progress. Interactive software, downloadable from a URL in the Student’s Book, provides activities for practice of exam skills, grammar and vocabulary. (Mac users must pre-install Adobe Air and Java in order to run this software). Exercises and examples tackle areas that Proficiency students often find challenging. Audio for the Student’s Book listening exercises is available as part of a separate Student’s Book Pack, or separately. A Student’s Book without answers is also available.
Objective Proficiency contains twenty short units providing a wide range of challenging topics and offering lively yet systematic preparation for the Proficiency exam. Ten lessons focus on the Paper 3 summary task, building up appropriate skills gradually. Authentic language examples taken from the Cambridge International Corpus illustrate a wide range of real English usage. The course is written by experienced examiners who have an in-depth knowledge of the Proficiency exam, and contains material informed by the Cambridge Learner Corpus which shows typical mistakes and areas of difficulty for candidates at Proficiency level.