Author(s): Marian Cox
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 (R) First Language English series). 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.
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.