First Language English: IGCSE Second edition matches the requirements of the 2005 University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) syllabus.
Written by an experienced IGCSE teacher and examiner, the book is endorsed by CIE, ensuring that it is up to date and comprehensive.
The book is an exam preparation course that offers clear, practical support for students. It is divided into four themed sections selected for their relevance to students worldwide: leisure, work, people and ideas. Each section is subdivided into succinct units, based on the specific skill areas of the syllabus: reading, directed writing, composition, speaking and listening. The units utilise a diverse range of topical stimulus material to enliven the subject. They also include imaginative exercises and exam tips, designed to build confidence and develop the skills needed to succeed in the examination.
Introduction; PART 1 LEISURE: SPORT, TRAVEL, PASTIMES; Unit 1. Reading; Unit 2. Directed writing; Unit 3. Composition; Unit 4. Speaking and listening; PART 2 WORK: INFORMATION, EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT; Unit 5. Reading; Unit 6. Directed writing; Unit 7. Composition; Unit 8. Speaking and listening; PART 3 PEOPLE: SOCIETY, LIFESTYLES, RELATIONSHIPS; Unit 9. Reading; Unit 10. Directed writing; Unit 11. Composition; Unit 12. Speaking and listening; PART 4 IDEAS: ART, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY; Unit 13. Reading; Unit 14. Directed writing; Unit 15. Composition; Unit 16. Speaking and listening; List of terms