Philip Prowse

Philip Prowse began his professional life with the British Council, for whom he taught and trained teachers in Egypt, Portugal, Greece and Poland.

Returning to the UK, he became the principal of a large residential language school where he was responsible for a wide range of teacher-training courses, as well as language courses for teenagers and adults. He has been writing throughout his career, and has been a full-time writer and trainer for the last fifteen years. Something he has always greatly enjoyed has been the opportunity to spend time in classrooms in different parts of the world, and it is from teachers and students that the inspiration to write comes.

He has been a regular speaker at conferences and has run teacher-training courses in Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. Philip’s publications include a number of Macmillan Readers, and he is also Reviews Editor of English Language Teaching Journal.


Name one favorite aspect of Inspired.

The new Unit Previews, which introduce the upcoming communicative aims, topics, and vocabulary through pictures, listening extracts, games, puzzles, and quizzes.

What are three adjectives that describe Inspired?

INCLUSIVE – for its wide variety of appealing topics and its new extra Extension activities

IMAGINATIVE – for its lively texts and motivating tasks

INFORMATIVE – because it adds to students’ knowledge of the world they live in