本系列書為劍橋國際英語認證考試準備教材。其文法、字彙、改錯等練習題皆根據「劍橋學習者語料庫」統計之常見錯誤所設計而成。課本主題貼近時下青少年生活，可列入學校 CLIL 課程規劃。學生課本附贈 CD-ROM 提供額外文法、字彙、聽力及 Use of English 等練習題，加強學生應試能力。
A highly focused Cambridge English: First (FCE) course providing efficient exam preparation in 50-60 core hours. Compact First Student's Book provides B2-level students with thorough preparation and practice needed for exam success. Ten units cover all five exam papers in a step-by-step approach. 'Quick steps' and Writing, Speaking and Listening guides, explain what to expect in the exam, and provide strategies on approaching each paper, model answers, useful expressions and further practice. A Grammar Reference covers all key areas of grammar.
The CD-ROM provides interactive grammar, vocabulary and writing practice. The Workbook provides further practice corresponding to the Student's Book units with listening material on the Audio CD.