- Subject(s):First Language English
- Qualification:Cambridge Checkpoint
- Author(s):Marian Cox
- Available from: May 2014
The Cambridge Checkpoint English suite provides a comprehensive, structured resource which covers the Secondary 1 framework for English and seamlessly progresses into the next key stage (covered by our Cambridge IGCSE® First Language English series).
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This skill-building, write-in Workbook for Stage 9 is designed to support students' learning and provide extra language tasks and reading and writing skills development, including sequencing and cloze exercises.
- Unit 1. Art, Design and Fashion: Rhetorical devices
- Reflexive pronouns
- 'In order to'
- Colons and semi-colons
- Difficult spellings
- Selective summarising
- Unit 2. Modern Living: Binomial and antithetical pairs
- Pronunciation of verb/noun homographs
- Using modals of obligation and paraphrasing
- Unit 3. Language and Communication: Identifying, summarising and expanding arguments
- Avoiding the use of 'get' and 'said'
- Setting out dialogue
- Using onomatopoeia and discourse markers
- Unit 4. Division and Conflict: Argument forms
- Devices of irony, satire, euphemism and propaganda
- Identifying bias
- Writing concisely
- Unit 5. Facing the Future: Collocations
- Comparing colloquial with formal expression
- Future perfect tense
- Writing a summary and a critical response
- Unit 6. Making Choices: Identifying the difference between fact and opinion
- Responding to an argument
- Examining implicit meaning of allegory and imagery
- Apostrophe of omission
- Unit 7. Education Matters: Summary, Sequencing and persuasive writing
- Comparative structures
- Possessive apostrophes
- Unit 8. Caring and Sharing: Conditional sentences
- Using commas usage
- The verbs 'lay' and 'lie'
- Writing slogans, an appeal broadcast and an informative article
- Unit 9. Crime and Law: Identifying parts of speech
- Using apostrophes of possession
- Completing a dialogue
- Designing a poster
- Editing a mini-saga
- Writing a complaint letter
- Unit 10. All in a Day's Work: Practising more formal language
- Phrasal and prepositional verbs
- Word beginnings
- Writing a haiku, a formal job application letter and a monologue
- Unit 11. Wings and Wheels: Using hyphens
- Recognising prefixes
- Using indirect and formal speech
- Forming varied sentence structures
- Summarising viewpoints
- Collating sources for a magazine article and an editorial
- Producing a publicity flyer
- Unit 12. Seeing Things Differently: Using prefixes, discourse markers, and phrasal verbs with 'do' and 'make'
- Writing varied sentences and sequence material
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