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  • ISBN:9781107667488
  • Format:Paperback
  • Subject(s):First Language English
  • Qualification:Cambridge Lower Secondary
  • Author(s):Marian Cox
  • Available from: June 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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    A lively, colourful Coursebook for Stage 9, which includes activities to develop Reading and Writing skills, with integrated Speaking and Listening tasks. It contains 12 themed units with a full range of stimulus materials, including a balance of fiction and non-fiction from around the world.

  • Contents
    • 12 themed units designed to appeal to students (aged 13–14).

    • Each unit starts with an introduction to prepare students for what they will learn in the unit, followed by a starter activity.

    • Each unit culminates in a piece of extended writing or a presentation.

    • Rigorous language practice and teaching of key concepts.

    • Coverage of the five framework content areas: Phonics, Spelling and Vocabulary; Grammar and Punctuation; Reading; Writing; Speaking and Listening.

    • Engaging activities to develop reading and writing skills.

    • Integrated speaking and listening tasks.

    • A full range of stimulus materials, including a wide variety of text types, with fiction and non-fiction from around the world.

    • Key point boxes to explain and remind students of important learning points relating to curriculum skills.

    • Tip boxes to give guidance and support for specific activities or provide useful information.

    • Introduction
    • Unit 1. Art, Design and Fashion: Speech
    • News article
    • Informative articles
    • encyclopedia entry
    • magazine article
    • Unit 2. Modern Living: Magazine articles
    • Advisory texts
    • Poems
    • Unit 3. Language and Communication: Newspaper articles
    • Web article
    • Blog
    • Unit 4. Division and Conflict: Anthem
    • Protest song
    • Poems
    • Novel extract
    • Drama
    • Unit 5. Facing the Future: Film
    • Review extracts
    • Novel extract
    • Short story opening
    • Short story
    • Magazine article
    • Reflective letter
    • Unit 6. Making choices: Poem
    • Magazine article
    • Drama extracts
    • Poem
    • Reflective prose poem
    • Fairy tale
    • Unit 7. Education Matters: Magazine articles
    • Blog
    • Newspaper article
    • Satirical dramatic monologue poem
    • Drama extract
    • Unit 8. Caring and Sharing: Fact list
    • News and magazine articles
    • Fictional autobiography extract
    • Diary extracts
    • Appeal letter
    • Charity magazine
    • Website information
    • Unit 9. Crime and Law: Public information brochure
    • Extract from detective novel
    • News article
    • Short story extract
    • Complete short stories
    • Unit 10. All in a Day's Work: Day in life monologues
    • Novel extract
    • Week's diary entries
    • Poems
    • Unit 11. Wings and Wheels: Biographical article
    • Novel extract
    • Informative article
    • Magazine article
    • Product review
    • Unit 12. Seeing Things Differently: Informative article
    • Novel extract
    • Day in the life monologue
    • Web articles
    • Acknowledgements.

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