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Cambridge IGCSE First Language English Coursebook

Cambridge IGCSE First Language English Coursebook
Written specifically for the Cambridge syllabus, this updated series provides clear and practical support for students and teachers. Cambridge IGCSE First Language English, Third edition has been written specifically for the University of Cambridge International Examinations syllabus. 

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Written by a highly experienced and well-known author, this new and updated coursebook includes clear, practical support for students, a diverse range of topical stimulus material to enliven the subject, imaginative activities and exam tips that build confidence and develop the skills needed to succeed in the examination.


Introduction to the third edition; Objectives of the examination; Components of the examination; Part I. Leisure: Sport, Travel, Pastimes: 1. Reading: skimming and scanning, selecting points for summary, making notes using your own words, looking at writers' language choices; 2. Directed writing: diaries, formal and informal letters, considering audience, choosing a style; 3. Composition: planning continuous writing, descriptive writing, adjectives and imagery; 4. Speaking and listening: preparing a talk, conversation skills; Part II. Work: Information, Education, Employment: 5. Reading: understanding, selecting and organising material for summary questions; 6. Directed writing: presenting and transforming information, news reports, formal reports; 7. Composition: giving an account, organising information; 8. Speaking and listening: role-play dialogues, preparing an interview; Part III. People: Society, Lifestyles, Relationships: 9. Reading: expanding notes, sentence structure, vocabulary building, summary style, collating texts, looking at how writers achieve effects; 10. Directed writing: persuasive devices, analysing techniques, writing publicity material, drawing inferences, writing in role, targeting an audience; 11. Composition: composing narratives, engaging the reader, dialogue punctuation; 12. Speaking and listening: paired and group discussion, facts versus opinions; Part IV. Ideas: Art, Science, Technology: 13. Reading: collating texts, analysing style, vocabulary building, advanced punctuation; 14. Directed writing: expressing and supporting a view, collating and ordering information, reports and articles; 15. Composition: making a case, constructing an argument, presenting a discussion, rhetorical devices, improving spelling; 16. Speaking and listening: defending opinions, delivering a speech; List of terms; Acknowledgements.

  • Author Marian Cox
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780521743594
  • Language English
  • Pub Year 2009
  • Publisher Cambridge University Press