IGCSE English by Tony Parkinson, John Reynolds


IGCSE English by Tony Parkinson, John Reynolds

IGCSE English second edition is designed for students following the University of Cambridge International Examinations 0500 First Language English syllabus. Simple guidelines, advice from experienced examiners and extensive use of examples taken from candidates' work make this a book that will genuinely help students raise their level of success and enjoyment in English. It includes a section entitled 'How writers achieve their effects', revised questions and mark schemes, and an extended section on coursework. This practical approach, with straightforward explanations backed by clearly analysed examples make it invaluable for all students taking any first-level secondary English course. - Chapter 1 aims to improve and develop students' reading skills, to help them achieve the best possible grade in the Reading and Directed Writing paper. - Chapter 2 covers reading comprehension and other skills needed for the Directed Writing and Composition paper. - Chapter 3 aims to improve and develop students' writing skills, to help them achieve the best possible grade in the Directed Writing and Composition paper. - Chapter 4 helps students practise the specific skills needed for the writing aspects of the extended Directed Writing and Composition paper. - Chapter 5 looks at the particular skills needed when writing a summary - a task which features in both Component 1 and Component 2. - Chapter 6 advises on continuous writing and is divided into two sections: one on composition writing, for those taking Component 3, and one on coursework. - Chapter 7 outlines the requirements of the Speaking and Listening exam.

About the Author

John Reynolds, who undertook the revision of this second edition, is an experienced examiner.

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192 pages


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Publication date

28th October 2005



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