This exam preparation guide is for students taking the Cambridge IGCSE in English as a Second Language. It provides extra guidance and practice in each of the seven examination exercises for te Reading and Writing Papers(Papers 1 and 2) at both Core and Extended levels.
The guide cam be used independently to revise for the IGCSE, or it can be used in the classroom alongside the Cambridge IGCSE English as a second Language Coursebook 2 and Workbook 2, as part of a two-year IGCSE course. It is divided into five units with each one focusing on one or more different exam exercises. The unit contents include:
Developed with Cambridge International Examination, this digital teaching pack includes a huge bank of material to build confidence and support maximum attainment in Cambridge IGCSE First Language English. With real, examiner-graded past student responses and detailed examiner commentary to drive critical and creative responses, focused tasks and skills development activities are also included to strengthen all the crucial skills.
The complete bank of resources is on your CD-ROM- use this to:
Developed in cooperation with the IB, this student-friendly, concept-based Course Book has been comprehensively updated to support all aspects of the new English A: Language and Literature syllabus, for first teaching in September 2019. With in-depth coverage of the new Areas of Exploration, global concerns, concepts and conceptual questions, the resource provides a clear and accessible route through the course – from text selection and analysis to assessment. The IB English A: Language and Literature Course Book is available in print, online and as a print and online pack.
Everything you need to deliver a rich, concept-based approach for the new IB Diploma English Language and Literature course.
– Navigate seamlessly through all aspects of the syllabus with in-depth coverage of the key concepts underpinning the new course structure and content
– Investigate the three areas of exploration in detail and engage with global issues to help students become flexible, critical readers
– Provide a variety of texts with a breadth of reading material and forms from a diverse pool of authors
– Engaging activities are provided to test understanding of each topic and develop skills – guiding answers are available to check your responses
– Identify opportunities to make connections across the syllabus, with explicit reference to TOK, EE and CAS.
IB Skills Language & Literature A Practical Guide Student Book by Mike East, Nevine El Souefi, Graham Maclure, Chad Schwaberow
Help students to understand the key and related concepts and build the skills they need to reach the highest level of the assessment criteria.
IB Skills is an innovative new series of resources for years 4 and 5 of the MYP. These resources aim to:
These practical, subject-specific guides include a wide variety of topics designed to engage and motivate students. Each chapter in the books is designed to deepen conceptual understanding and to allow students to practice the skills that they will need to reach the highest level of the assessment criteria.
Additional support for the written part of the exam to help students improve their answers and overall grade, including authentic material written by students with critical comments from teachers. – Places attention on the importance of style and content, together with accuracy and the correct use of different registers – Explains relevant grammar points in easy-to-understand language, and are supported by exam-related examples – Illustrates each point by means of an example relevant to the exam – Contains a database of topic-related vocabulary and ideas Review “With sample examination questions after each skill, the book would even help teachers in assessing students after each skill taught… I highly recommend it.” Mrs L Shana, Rainbow Secondary School, Botswana Also useful for: The clear explanations and extensive use of examples also make it extremely useful for students preparing for other advanced exams, such as First Certificate in English (FCE), Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) and IGCSE First Language English. Also available for the complete course: We also publish a core textbook that provides the most cost-effective way to teach both the speaking and listening components of the latest Cambridge syllabus.
BY :-ROB SMITH
This new edition of Julius Caesar is part of the established Cambridge School Shakespeare series and has been substantially updated with new and revised activities throughout. Remaining faithful to the series’ active approach it treats the play as a script to be acted, explored and enjoyed. As well as the complete script of Julius Caesar, you will find a variety of classroom-tested activities, an eight-page colour section and an enlarged selection of notes including information on characters, performance, history and language
Confidently teach the two new Language A courses with a variety of teaching resources to help you plan engaging syllabi, timelines and lessons that are aligned to the concept-based learning approach.
– Confidently navigate the new syllabus with a clear overview of concept-based learning and inquiry and how these can be aligned to the assessment objectives and learning outcomes.
– Effectively plan your teaching with a variety of templates, timelines and suggested texts for each area of exploration.
– Develop a concept-based learning course with specific advice and lessons that help students understand the texts and topics more deeply.
– Encourage students to engage with texts and write convincingly and passionately through active reading, making notes, asking questions, and developing a personal response to the text (helping the student find their voice).
– Help guide students through the assessment process – including developing topics, methods of structuring the work and attitudes toward exams – for each assessment: Learner Portfolios & the Individual Oral, HL Essay, Paper 1 and Paper 2.
Language Teacher Supervision illuminates an under-explored area of the language teaching profession. Using case studies of actual teaching situations, the book explores such issues as teacher evaluation, autonomy, authority and awareness and attitude. It contains a wealth of practical detail on gathering data and providing feedback in post-observation conferences with teachers. A variety of cases, together with a comprehensive review of the literature, offers valuable insights into the dynamic, interactive process of language teacher supervision. Follow-up discussion questions, development tasks, and suggestions for further reading afford avenues for further exploration.
This comprehensive anthology provides an overview of current approaches, issues, and practices in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages.
Containing a broad collection of articles published primarily in the last decade, it illustrates the complexity underlying many of the practical planning and instructional activities involved in teaching English. These activities include teaching English at elementary, secondary, and tertiary levels, teacher training, language testing, curriculum and materials development, the use of computers and other technology in teaching, as well as research on different aspects of second-language learning. Organized into 16 sections, the book contains 41 articles by well-known teacher trainers and researchers. Also included are two sets of discussion questions–a pre-reading background set and a post-reading reflection set. The anthology serves as an important resource for researchers, M.A. TESOL students, and teachers wishing to design a basic course in methodology
The Tasks in this book are designed to stimulate discussion of key issues related to language teaching and learning. The topics range from the nature and processes of language learning to specific materials and techniques for use by teachers.
The book contains 40 Tasks, of two types. The Discussion Tasks allow users to examine general principles and issues in the context of their specific teaching circumstances, and to exchanges ideas. The Classroom-based Tasks provide a practical framework for small-scale classroom research ? testing out ideas, assumptions and hypotheses in the context of specific classes and learners.The book is suitable for:
courses leading to formal professional qualifications;
in-service training programmes;
informal professional development.
The introduction for trainers includes suggestion on how to use the Tasks and how to carry out small-scale research in the classroom. It also offers trainers help in devising appropriate additional Tasks for their particular circumstances, and gives ways to evaluate Tasks in use. Detailed trainers notes are provided for each Task showing how to integrate the Tasks into training and development programmes. Photocopying of the Tasks for use in groups is permitted.
Build confidence in a range of key textual analysis techniques and skills with this practical companion, full of advice and guidance from experienced experts.
– Build analysis techniques and skills through a range of strategies, serving as a useful companion throughout the course – from critical-thinking, referencing and citation and the development of a line of inquiry to reflecting on the writing process and constructing essays for Paper 1 and Paper 2
– Develop skills in how to approach a text using textual analysis strategies and critical theory, for both unseen texts (the basis of Paper 1) and texts studied in class
– Concise, clear explanations help students navigate the IB requirements, including advice on assessment objectives and how literary and textual analysis weaves through Paper 1, Paper 2, the HL Essay, Individual Oral and the Learner Profile
– Build understanding in how to approach texts so that students can write convincingly and passionately about texts through active reading, note-taking, asking questions, and developing a personal response to texts
– Engaging activities are provided to test understanding of each topic and develop skills for the exam – guiding answers are available to check your responses
Unlock your potential and prepare for academic success with his motivating, research-based course.