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). 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; 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.