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Cambridge International AS & A Level English Language Student's Book

Written by Beth Kemp

Part of the Collins Cambridge International AS & A Level Series

Cambridge International AS & A Level English Language Student's Book Synopsis

Exam Board: Cambridge Assessment International Education Level & Subject: Cambridge International AS & A Level English Language First teaching: September 2019 First examination: from 2021 The Student's Book is structured to build skills and knowledge in a clear sequence, and to help students to apply their skills in different combinations. With in-depth and up-to-date coverage of the syllabus topics and a stimulating range of international texts, this book is the ideal companion to the Cambridge International AS and A Level course. * Supports the transition from upper secondary: Section A refreshes students' understanding of key concepts such as audience, purpose and form, and of elements of language including sentences and clauses. * Builds writing and analysis skills for AS and A Level: Section B introduces students to different modes of analysis, including contextual, pragmatic, lexical, semantic, grammatical and phonological approaches, and familiarises students with the conventions of different writing forms and purposes. * Explores the syllabus topics in depth: Section C offers a dedicated chapter on each language topic, exploring the relevant linguistic theories and helping students to apply these ideas in their own arguments and analysis of texts, transcripts and data. * Helps students apply their knowledge and skills to extended tasks: Section D offers step-by-step support for responding to a range of tasks with sample responses at different levels to help students understand how to improve. * Builds confidence for examinations with complete exam-style practice papers in Section E. * Encourages an active approach to learning: throughout the book, a wealth of activities ask students to discuss, analyse and apply the ideas they are learning about, and to experiment with different techniques in their own writing. * A rich variety of texts from around the world provide exciting models for students' writing, engaging examples to analyse, and stimulus for debates about language change, language acquisition, the relationship between language and identity and the nature of Global English. * Full provision for all abilities: an accessible writing style, step-by-step support and clear Key terms definitions build confidence, while Taking it further activities offer additional challenge. * Supports teachers through the free, editable scheme of work available on This clearly maps content to the syllabus and summarises what is covered in each unit of the book. Answers to activities in the Student's Book are included to assist those teaching English Language for the first time.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008287603
Publication date: 27th February 2019
Author: Beth Kemp
Publisher: Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 300 pages

About Beth Kemp

Beth Kemp has been teaching and examining English Language for almost 20 years, and writing about it for 10, as well as working with other teachers to help improve language teaching, especially on developing teacher confidence for literature specialists. She has studied Modern Languages, Literature and some of the fascinating links to be found between words, books and society. Lisa Small has been an assessment specialist since 2014 and is an experienced examiner of AS and A Level English Language. In addition to carrying out this role, Lisa works in a large hospital school setting, providing specialist English teaching to young people aged 11 ...

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