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English World

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Go Beyond

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Insights

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Hot Spot

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Open Mind British edition

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Breakthrough Plus

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Straightforward Second Edition

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Quick Reference Level Chart

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Preschool
17 Bebop
20 Hats On Top
This chart gives approximate levels for Macmillan primary courses based on the CEFR levels. For more detailed information on the level of our courses, please see the individual series' pages.
CEFR A1 A1+ A2 A2+ B1 B1+
Cambridge YLE Starters Movers Flyers
Cambridge English KET PET PET Merit
Primary
Bounce Now
Next Move / Next Stop
Story Central
Tiger Time
English World
Selections
Macmillan Mathematics / Science
Macmillan Natural and Social Science
This chart is designed to act as a guide only. For more detailed information on the level of our courses, please see the individual Scope and Sequence pages within each series' section.
CEFR A1 A1+ A2 A2+ B1 B1+ B2 B2+ C1 C2
Cambridge English KET PET PET Merit FCE CAE CPE
IELTS IELTS 4.0 - 5.0 IELTS 5.5 - 6.5 IELTS 7.0 - 8.0 IELTS 9.0
Secondary
Beyond
Go Beyond
Insights
Hot Spot
Gateway
Reading Keys
CEFR A1 A1+ A2 A2+ B1 B1+ B2 B2+ C1 C2
Cambridge English KET PET PET Merit FCE CAE CPE
IELTS IELTS 4.0 - 5.0 IELTS 5.5 - 6.5 IELTS 7.0 - 8.0 IELTS 9.0
Young Adult
Breakthrough Plus
Mind Series 2nd edition
Open Mind British edition
Skillful
Macmillan Writing Series Writing Research Papers
Straightforward Second Edition
CEFR A1 A1+ A2 A2+ B1 B1+ B2 B2+ C1 C2
Cambridge English KET PET PET Merit FCE CAE CPE
IELTS IELTS 4.0 - 5.0 IELTS 5.5 - 6.5 IELTS 7.0 - 8.0 IELTS 9.0
Exam Resources
YLE Practice Tests / Skills
Ready for PET, FCE, CAE PET FCE CAE
Ready for IELTS IELTS
Direct to TOEFL iBT
Direct to FCE
Direct to IELTS
Business
In Company 3.0

School Level Chart

CEFR / ALTE Cambridge Young
Learners / ESOL
Exams
TOEIC Bridge™ Macmillan
Coursebooks
Macmillan
Exam
Resources
Others
Macmillan
Resources
Macmillan
Readers
Listening Reading
Bebop
Hats On Top
Macmillan Early Learners Visuals
Early Letters
Early Numbers
Concept Mats
Faces Big Books
Faces Activity Readers
Hats On Top Big Books
Pre-A1 Starters 
(7-8 years)
10-45 10-45 Bounce Now 1-3
Next Stop 1
English
World 1
Young Learners English 
Practice Tests (Starters)
M Tunes 1-2
Macmillan Foundation Skills 1-2
Onestopenglish
Macmillan Children’s Readers 1-2
A1
Breakthrough
ALTE Breakthrough
Movers
(8-11 years)
46-63 46-69 Bounce Now 4-6
English World 2-4
Story Central
Tiger Time
Next Move
Macmillan Mathematics 1
Macmillan Science 1
Macmillan Natural and Social Science
New Selections
Young Learners English 
Practice Tests (Movers)
M Tunes 3-4
Macmillan Foundation Skills 3-4
Onestopenglish
Selections New Edition 1
Macmillan Children’s Readers 3-4
Hot Spot 1-2
Insights 1-2
CEFR A1 MPO Hot Spot 1-2 Interactive Classroom
Inspiration Series 1 MPO & Interactive Classroom
Macmillan English Grammar In Context (Essential)
Portfolio Readers 1
Macmillan Readers 
(Starter & Beginner)
A2
Waystage
ALTE Level 1
Flyers
(8-12 years) 
(Students over 12 years should sit the KET exam)
64-83 70-85 English World 5-6
Macmillan Mathematics 2-3
Macmillan Science 2-3
Young Learners English 
Practice Tests (Flyers)
Animal Explorers
M Tunes 5-6
Macmillan Foundation Skills 5-6
Onestopenglish
Selections New Edition 2-3
Macmillan Children’s Readers 5-6
KET
for schools
(Key English Test)
English World 7 
Macmillan Mathematics 3-4
Macmillan Science 3-4
Hot Spot 3
Insights 3-4
KET for Schools Testbuilder
KET Testbuilder
CEFR A2 MPO
Elementary Language Practice 
TOEFL® Preparation Course
Interactive Classroom
Language Games CD-ROM
Macmillan English Grammar In Context (Essential)
Selections New Edition 3-4
Portfolio Readers 2 
Macmillan Readers (Elementary)
Reading Keys New Edition 1
B1 
Threshold
ALTE Level 2
PET
for schools
(Preliminary English Test)
84-90 86-90 English World 8
Macmillan 
Mathematics 4
Macmillan 
Science 4
Hot Spot 4
Ready for PET
PET for Schools Testbuilder
PET Testbuilder
PET MPO 
Intermediate Language Practice
Direct to TOEFL® iBT
TOEFL® Preparation Course
IELTS Testbuilder
Animal Explorers 
Language Games CD-ROM
Onestopenglish
Selections New Edition 4
Portfolio Readers 3
Macmillan Readers 
(Pre-intermediate)
PET 
for schools
pass with merit
English World 9
Macmillan Mathematics 5
Macmillan Science 5 
Hot Spot 5
Insights 5-6
Inspiration series 3 MPO & Interactive Classroom
Macmillan English Grammar In Context (intermediate)
Selections New Edition 5
Portfolio Readers 4
Reading Keys New Edition 2
B1 + 
Vantage
ALTE Level 2-3
Pre-FCE
(First Certificate in English)
English World 10
Macmillan Mathematics 6
Macmillan Science 6
Ready for FCE
First Certificate Testbuilder 
FCE MPO
First Certificate Language 
Practice
Animal Explorers 
Inspiration series 4 MPO & Interactive Classroom
Language Games CD-ROM
Macmillan English Grammar In Context (Intermediate)
Selections New Edition 6 
Macmillan Readers (Intermediate)
Reading Keys New Edition 3
B2 
Vantage
ALTE Level 3
FCE
(First Certificate in English)
Ready for FCE
First Certificate Testbuilder 
FCE Practice Online
First Certificate Language 
Practice
Language Games CD-ROM
Macmillan English Grammar In Context (Intermediate)
Onestopenglish

Young Adult Level Chart

CEFR / ALTE Cambridge 
ESOL
Exams
TOEIC™ IELTS
Band
Macmillan 
Coursebooks
Macmillan
Exam
Resources
Macmillan
Digital
Resources
Others
Macmillan
Resources
Macmillan
Readers
iBT ITP/PBT
Pre-A1 openMind Essentials
Inside Out Series Beginner
Viewpoints Essentials
Inside Out Beginner MPO & Digital
Onestopenglish
Macmillan Readers (Starter)
A1
Breakthrough
ALTE Breakthrough
17-31 347-393 1-2.5 Breakthrough Plus Intro
openMind 1
Beginner: Straightforward Second Edition
Viewpoints 1
openMind 1 MPO
Beginner: Straightforward MPO,
CEFR A1 MPO
Language Games CD-ROM
Macmillan English Campus
Onestopenglish
Macmillan Readers (Starter & Beginner)
A1-A2
Breakthrough
ALTE Level 1
Macmillan Readers (Beginner & Elementary)
A2
Waystage 
ALTE Level 1
KET
(Key English Test)
32-42 397-433 3-3.5 Breakthrough Plus 1 
openMind 2
Elementary: Straightforward Second Edition, The Business
KET for Schools Testbuilder
KET Testbuilder
Elementary Language Practice
TOEFL® Preparation Course
Viewpoints 2
openMind 2 MPO
Elementary: Straightforward MPO, 
Language Games CD-ROM
Macmillan English Campus
Onestopenglish
Macmillan English Grammar In Context (Essential)
Speaking of Speech
Writing Sentences 
Telephone English
Macmillan Readers (Elementary)
Reading Keys New Edition 1
B1
Threshold
ALTE Level 2
PET
(Preliminary
English Test)
43-61 437-510 4-5 Breakthrough Plus 2
openMind 3
Pre-intermediate: Straightforward Second Edition,
The Business Intermediate
Ready for PET
PET for Schools Testbuilder
PET Testbuilder
PET MPO
Testbuilder for TOEFL® iBT 
Direct to TOEFL® iBT
TOEFL® Preparation Course
Viewpoints 3
openMind 3 MPO
Pre-intermediate: Straightforward MPO
CEFR B1 MPO
Language Games CD-ROM
Macmillan English Campus
Onestopenglish
Macmillan English Grammar In Context (Intermediate)
Speaking of Speech
Writing Paragraphs
Meetings in English
Networking in English
Telephone English
Email English
Macmillan Readers (Pre-intermediate)
Reading Keys New Edition 2
Reading Styles
B1-B2
Vantage 
ALTE Level 2-3
Pre-FCE 
(First Certificate
in English)
Breakthrough Plus 3 
Intermediate: Straightforward Second Edition
Intermediate Language Practice
Testbuilder for TOEFL® iBT
Direct to TOEFL® iBT
TOEFL® MPO
TOEFL® Preparation Course
Interactive Classroom
Intermediate: Straightforward MPO,
Writing Essays
Presentations in English
Macmillan Readers (Intermediate)
Reading Keys New Edition 3
B2 
Vantage
ALTE Level 3
FCE 
(First Certificate
in English)
62-91 513-587 5.5-6 Breakthrough Plus 4
masterMind 1-2
Upper Intermediate: Straightforward Second Edition, The Business
Ready for FCE
First Certificate Testbuilder 
Direct to FCE
FCE MPO
First Certificate Language Practice
TOEIC® MPO
TOEFL® MPO
Direct to TOEFL® iBT
IELTS Testbuilder
IELTS Foundation
Viewpoints 4-5 Upper intermediate: Straightforward MPO, Inside Out MPO & Digital, Academic English MPO
CEFR B2 MPO
IELTS Skills Apps
Language Games CD-ROM
Macmillan English Campus
Onestopenglish
Macmillan English Grammar In Context (Intermediate)
Writing Research Papers
Email English
Presentations in English
Meetings in English
Networking in English
Macmillan Readers (Upper Intermediate)
Reading Keys New Edition 3
Macmillan Literature Collections
C1 
Effective Operational 
Proficiency
ALTE Level 4
CAE 
(Certificate of
Advanced English)
92-112 590-637 6.5-7 Advanced: Straightforward Second Edition, The Business Ready for CAE
CAE Testbuilder
CAE MPO
Advanced Language Practice
TOEIC MPO
TOEFL® MPO
TOEFL® Preparation Course
IELTS Graduation
Advanced: Straightforward MPO,, Academic English MPO
CEFR C1 MPO
IELTS Skills Apps 
Macmillan English Campus
Onestopenglish
Macmillan English Grammar In Context (Advanced) 
Presentations in English
Macmillan Readers (Upper Intermediate)
Macmillan Literature Collections
C2 
Mastery 
ALTE Level 5
CEP 
(Cambridge English:
Proficiency)
113-120 640-677 7.5-9 CPE MPO
Advanced Language Practice
New Proficiency Testbuilder
Advanced Academic English MPO
CEFR C2 MPO
Macmillan English Campus
Onestopenglish
Macmillan English Grammar In Context (Advanced)

Exams Level Chart

Benchmarks Exams Description of Levels Macmillan Materials
CEFR
Common 
European 
Framework 
of 
Reference
TOEFL®
Test of English as a
Foreign Language
TOEIC Bridge™
Test of English for 
International 
Communication
IELTS
International English 
Language Testing 
System
Cambridge
ESOL
Young Learners 
English
General English
Student’s ability at this language level consists 
of the following:
Exam
Resources
Coursebooks
iBT PBT/ITP Listening  Reading School Young Adult
Pre-A1
10-45 10-45 Starters Knowledge of the language is limited to the understanding of a few isolated words Young Learners English Practice Tests Starters Bounce Now 1-3
English World 1
openMind Essentials
Inside Out Series Beginner
A1 17-31  347-393  46-63  46-69  1-2.5  Movers Able to understand and use familiar everyday expressionsCapable of carrying out simple personal introductions of both oneself and others
Able to ask and answer simple questions and give basic personal information
Can interact on a basic level, using familiar vocabulary and functions
Young Learners English Practice Tests Movers Bounce Now 4-6
English World 2-4
Macmillan Mathematics 1
Macmillan Science 1

openMind 1
Straightforward Beginner
Insights 1-2
A2 397-433  64-83  70-85  3-3.5 Flyers Able to exchange very basic information on familiar topicsCapable of carrying out simple communicative tasksCan describe simple aspects of his/her background
Able to make simple requests
Young Learners English Practice Tests Flyers English World 5-6
Macmillan Mathematics 2-3
Macmillan Science 2-3
openMind 2
The Business Pre-intermediate
KET 
Key English Test
KET for Schools Testbuilder
KET Testbuilder
Elementary Language Practice
TOEFL® Preparation Course
English World 7 
Macmillan Mathematics 3-4
Macmillan Science 3-4
Hot Spot 3
Insights 3-4
B1
437-510  84-90  86-90  4-5 PET 
Preliminary 
English Test
Able to understand the key aspects of clear written or spoken information about familiar topics relating to work, school and leisure activities
Able to produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest
Capable of describing experiences and events and of making plans
Able to deal with situations related to travel and tourism in the language
Ready for PET
PET for Schools Testbuilder
PET Testbuilder
PET Practice Online 
Intermediate Language Practice
Testbuilder for TOEFL® iBT
Direct to TOEFL® iBT
TOEFL® Preparation Course
IELTS Testbuilder
English World 8-10
Macmillan Mathematics 4-6
Macmillan Science 4-6
Insights 5-6
openMind 3
Straightforward Pre-intermediate & Intermediate
The Business Intermediate
B2 5.5-6 FCE 
First Certificate 
in English
Capable of grasping the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics
Able to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity with native speakers without dialog being strained for either party
Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and express points of view on a topical issue
Ready for FCE
First Certificate Testbuilder 
FCE Practice Online
First Certificate Language Practice
TOEIC® Practice Online
TOEFL® Practice Online
Testbuilder for TOEFL® iBT
Direct to TOEFL® iBT
TOEFL® Preparation Course
IELTS Foundation
IELTS Testbuilder
Direct to IELTS
masterMind 1-2
Straightforward Upper Intermediate
The Business Upper Intermediate
In Company Second Edition Upper Intermediate
C1 6.5-7 CAE
Certificate of 
Advanced English
Capable of understanding a wide range of challenging, longer texts, and able to recognize and interpret implied meaning
Capable of fluent and spontaneous expression, without the obvious need for paraphrasing
Able to use language flexibly and effectively in a variety of social, academic and professional contexts
Ready for CAE
CAE Testbuilder
CAE Practice Online
Advanced Language PracticeTOEIC® Practice OnlineTOEFL® Practice OnlineTOEFL® Preparation CourseIELTS Graduation
Direct to IELTS
Straightforward Advanced
The Business Advanced
C2
7.5-9 CEP 
Cambridge English: 
Proficiency
Can understand almost everything heard or read with ease
Capable of reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent manner
Capable of expressing oneself spontaneously, fluently and in a precise manner 
Proficient in differentiating finer shades of meaning
CE Proficiency Practice OnlineAdvanced Language PracticeProficiency Testbuilder
Able to use the language at the level of an educated native speaker
  • B
  • Bebop
  • Beyond
  • Bounce Now
  • Breakthrough Plus
  • D
  • Direct to series
  • E
  • English World (Primary)
  • G
  • Gateway
  • Go beyond
  • H
  • Hats On Top
  • Hot Spot
  • I
  • In Company 3.0
  • Insights
  • M
  • Macmillan English Campus
  • Macmillan Mathematics
  • Macmillan Mobile Apps
  • Macmillan Natural & Social Science
  • Macmillan Practice Online
  • Macmillan Science
  • Macmillan Writing Research Papers
  • mastermind
  • N
  • Next Move
  • O
  • onestopenglish
  • openMind
  • R
  • Reading Keys New Edition
  • Ready for CAE
  • Ready for FCE
  • Ready for IELTS
  • Ready for PET
  • S
  • Selections New Edition
  • Skillful
  • Story Central
  • Straightforward Second Edition
  • T
  • Tiger Time
  • Y
  • Young Learners English Practice Tests
  • Young Learners English Skills

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