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IGCSE English As A Second Language

By | Copyright Year:2008 | ISBN-13: 9780340928066

IGCSE English as a Second Language contains material specifically related to the examination offered by University of Cambridge International Examinations and aims to help students improve their answers and overall grade. Its 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.


Exam overview
How to use the book
1 Improving your informal writing
1.1 Different kinds of English
1.2 Letters to friends: register
1.3 Letters to friends: Basics
2 Producing informal writing
2.1 Friendly letters: descriptive
2.2 Friendly letters: Advice
2.3 Friendly letters: Narrative
2.4 Friendly letters: Descriptive/narrative
3 Improving your formal writing
3.1 Basics
3.2 Suggestions
3.3 Opinions
3.4 Views and arguments
4 Producing formal writing
4.1 Compositions
4.2 Semi-formal letters
4.3 School magazine articles
4.4 Book review
4.5 Summary writing
5 Writing reference
5.1 Register reference
5.2 Grammar points
5.3 Essential prepositions
5.4 Word partners
5.5 Confused phrases
5.6 Spelling tips
5.7 Problem spellings
6 Examination hints
6.1 Planning
6.2 Reading
6.3 Listening
6.4 Speaking
Database of topic-related vocabulary and ideas
Answers to exercises


Endorsed by the University of Cambridge International Examinations

Contains all the information students need for the written part of the exam

Illustrates each point by means of an example relevant to the exam

Contains a database of topic-related vocabulary and ideas

Includes authentic material written by students with critical comments from a teacher/examiner