Authors

Ingrid Freebairn 

Ingrid Freebairn is a well-known, highly-respected and very successful Pearson author. Together with Brian Abbs, Ingrid has written many of our most successful best-selling courses, including Sky, Snapshot, Blueprint, Flying Start, Discoveries and Strategies. As well as teaching, teacher-training and writing, Ingrid has also worked as an examiner for The University of Cambridge and an inspector of private language schools for the British Council. In the course of her work, she has travelled widely in Europe, the US and Latin America.

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Jonathan Bygrave

Jonathan Bygrave has worked in the field of ELT since 1992 as a teacher, editor, publisher and author. During that time he has been involved in developing both print and online materials. Jonathan has travelled extensively to research the use of coursebooks in modern classrooms and has been an author on the Sky and Total English courses.

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Judy Copage

Judy Copage has been involved in ELT as a teacher, teacher trainer and author since 1977 and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and TESOL at the University of Wolverhampton in the UK. She has worked in the UK, Portugal, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and Greece. Her books include FCE Writing and FCE Use of English, Get on Track (with LucreciaLuque-Mortimer), Wonderland Teacher’s component and The Wonderkids (with Ingrid Freebairn and Sandy Zervas).

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Liz Kilbey

Liz Kilbey trained as an ELT teacher in Cambridge, and has taught English to all ages in the UK, Greece, Japan and New Zealand. She became a full time ELT writer ten years ago. Liz has contributed to the authorship of many courses, including Friends, Energy, Challenges and New Sky.

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Olivia Johnston

Olivia Johnston has worked in ELT for forty years. She has taught English to all ages and at all levels in the UK, Italy, Morocco and Algeria, and has also done teacher training in Libya. She has been editing and writing ELT materials since 1980. She has been an author on many courses, including Cosmic Kids, Snapshot, Opportunities, Touchdown and Test Your Vocabulary.

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Sarah Curtis 

Sarah Curtis is an experienced teacher, trainer and materials writer. She has taught English to all ages in Portugal, Turkey, Indonesia, Japan and the UK as well as training primary and secondary school teachers in the Middle East. She has written coursebooks, teacher's books and online testing materials. She is also a qualified and experienced examiner for several international exam boards.

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