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I used this book to teach ENL English in Greece in its first edition for the old FCE and since it was published in its second edition in 1997 for the new version of the test. I have found that the book presents the material required for a good pass on the UCLES FCE broadly enough without burdening the student with too academic a description of the Grammar. Its grammar exercises, supplemented by the exercises in the workbook, are brilliant in their review of English grammar and in the way they prepare the student for the exam. Also, it's writing course, which I consider the best of all from all the course books I have used, is not only accurate, but teaches text formating not only brilliantly for the exam, but also for use in everyday situations unrelated to the exam. The only flaw I saw was in the companion: its reading texts were too difficult. However, its collocation exercises cannot be found elsewhere.