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Comprehension to 16: Student's Book

Geoff Barton

Suitable for:  GCSE English students

Price:  £19.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-831447-9
Publication date: 04/06/1998
Paperback: 120 pages
Dimensions: 255x195mm

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Focusing on non-fiction, and suitable for all exam boards, this book provides a wide selection of exactly the kinds of texts students need for GCSE.


  • Introduces students to the full range of skills required for analyzing texts
  • Asks students to compare the purpose, language, content, bias, audience, and layout of various texts
  • Includes texts such as leaflets, reportage, autobiography, and advertising
  • Each section includes comprehension questions for Foundation and Higher tier students, plus spin-off writing activities which exactly match those in the exams
  • Throughout the book 'Advice' notes show students how they should structure and improve their responses

This page was last updated on 25 April 2019 at 05:29 GMT


  • If you are an English teacher and you want a textbook that will fully prepare your students for the NEAB Paper 1 reading & response section, then this IS the book for you. Topical and varied articles included with questions that fully replicate past exam papers. - 5 Star Amazon Reviewer
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Table of Contents

Leaflets comparison
Reportage comparison 1
Reportage comparison 2

Travel writing
Campaigning advertisements
Information texts
Comparison by theme