Third Edition          

A communicative course with a task-based
approach that helps students achieve their goals

The contextualised practice of grammar and vocabulary makes the learning process more memorable and engaging. A wide range of contemporary topics and video materials help students discover English in the context of the modern world.

     What are the benefits of Cutting EDGE 3rd edition?     


Keep students motivated with striking design and fresh new content

New World Culture DVD lessons encourage the discussion of contemporary global issues and provide greater authenticity and a more international perspective.

New writing lessons help students with emails, letters, reports, etc.

The ActiveTeach with interactive whiteboard tools, DVD, audio, transcripts, dictionary and additional resources aid heads up learning.


Help students improve more quickly with more practice and better reference tools

The new Study, Practice, Remember section at the back of the book provides integrated language summaries and practice exercises.

The Student DVD with audio and video plus transcripts allow learners to review the lessons and catch up if they miss a class.

The new feedback functionality and exercises in MyEnglishLab give students greater control of their learning.


Reduce preparation time 
with improved design and navigation

Double-page lesson spreads with clear aims and objectives linked to CEFR and the Global Scale of English. Can Do statements helps you plan lessons more effectively.

Make full use of the course package with clearer sign posting and cross-referencing to other components.

Detailed, user-friendly contents maps help you plan lessons quickly. 


Distinctive task-based approach that has made previous editions of the course so popular. 

Engaging texts, new video content and a comprehensive digital package are just some of the features that make this fully revised edition even more effective. New features include Language Live and World Culture lessons that actively encourage students to expand their knowledge of global issues and participate in classroom discussions. 



Cutting EDGE is aligned to the Global Scale of English

The Global Scale of English is the first truly global English language standard, allowing teachers to more accurately and easily measure learner progress.

Based on research involving over 6000 teachers from more than 50 countries, it extends the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) by pinpointing on a scale from 10 to 90 what needs to be mastered for the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing within a CEFR level, using a more granular approach.

Specific GSE resources help teachers select the right learning objectives, grammar and vocabulary required for learners to move onto the next level.

It's a more effective way of selecting the right lesson, course materials or assessment at the right time.

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 Available components and levels Starter Elementary Pre-intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate Advanced
Students’ Book with DVD-ROM 9781447936947 9781447936831 9781447936909 9781447936879 9781447936985 9781447936800
Workbook and Online Audio 9781447906704 9781447906414 9781447906636 9781447906520 9781447906773 9781447906292
Student DVD-ROM and My EnglishLab 9781447962250 9781447944034 9781447944058 9781447944041 9781447944065 9781447962243
Teacher's resource Book with Resource Disc 9781447936978 9781447936862 9781447936930 9781447937579 9781447937012 9781447936824
Class CD 9781447972532 9781447972488 9781447972501 9781447972495 9781447972518 9781447972525


video and audio resources