About the Writers

We are two English teachers who work at the Lake School of English in Oxford.

With a combined experience of over 20 years in teaching, course design and developing original material, we thought it was time to take on the giants of publishing and produce our own book, written exclusively by teachers for teachers. We are passionate about what we do and we hope that you will like what we have created.


Lucy has written for Macmillan and OUP and is a teacher trainer specialising in secondary and adult courses. As well as working in education, she has also worked as a researcher for The Guinness Book of Records and as a production assistant at a subtitling company. She has lived in Japan and Italy and continues to study Japanese. When not at school, Lucy is frantically running around after her dog and three children.


Sharlene has written materials for Macmillan and created an IGCSE preparation course for home schooling. She is also a teacher trainer and has a special interest in teaching students with SpLDs and CLIL. As well as teaching, she has worked in public relations and as a freelance writer. She has lived in France and Spain and is currently learning Mandarin. Outside the classroom, Sharlene enjoys baking experimental cakes and is always, always still working on her novel.