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 provides B2-level students with thorough preparation and practice needed for exam success. Each unit tackles a key part of each exam paper and includes a section on Grammar for Use of English.
The Teacher's Book includes step-by-step guidance for presenting and teaching all the material in the Student's Book along with suggestions for alternative approaches and extension activities. It provides complete answer keys with recording scripts for both the Student's Book and Workbook. The keys include sample and model answers for Writing tasks. There are photocopiable Progress Tests to assess students every two units.