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  • ISBN:9781107657304
  • Format:Paperback
  • Subject(s):First Language English
  • Qualification:Cambridge Lower Secondary
  • Author(s):Marian Cox
  • Available from: July 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.

  • Contents
    • 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
    • Prepositions
    • Comparative structures
    • Possessive apostrophes
    • Unit 8. Caring and Sharing: Conditional sentences
    • Prefixes
    • 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
    • Acknowledgements.

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