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Complete English for Cambridge Lower Secondary 7: Cambridge Checkpoint and beyond

Build vital language skills, and challenge learners to think critically

Series Editor Dean Roberts, Author Tony Parkinson, Author Alan Jenkins, and Author Jane Arredondo

Suitable for:  Cambridge Lower Secondary and Checkpoint English learners, aged 11-14

Price:  £19.50

ISBN: 978-0-19-836465-8
Publication date: 14/01/2016
Paperback: 160 pages
Dimensions: 276x219mm

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Ensure your Cambridge students achieve their best at Cambridge Lower Secondary and the Cambridge Checkpoint test, whatever their language ability. Matched to the latest Cambridge syllabus, this step-by-step, stretching approach supports progression to the next stage of their education, including Cambridge IGCSE.


  • Cover all components of the Cambridge syllabus through varied and engaging activities, arranged by theme.
  • Improve language skills with extensive writing, grammar and vocabulary practice.
  • Encourage wider reading and foster a love of literature, using international, age-appropriate fiction.
  • Build learners' confidence with extra speaking and listening activities and targeted assessment support.
  • Use clear scaffolding to support first and additional language learners and lay the foundations for future success at IGCSE and beyond.

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Table of Contents

1 Spine-chilling suspense
Features and conventions of fiction suspense genre
2 Manic media
Journalistic writing, bias, viewpoint, facts and opinion
3 Hazardous hobbies
Poetry: Narrative and non-narrative poems from different times and cultures
4 Food for thought
Non-fiction texts to inform, explain, persuade and comment
5 Joyous journeys

Pre-20th century fiction, writing descriptive narrative
6 Dating the drama
Pre-20th century drama, playscripts, performance and dramatic structure and features of plays
7 Sizzling science
Features of science fiction and fantasy genres and what makes a successful story
Hairy history
Contemporary non-fiction biography and autobiography
9 Nurturing nature
Pre-20th century poetry
Reading: The Lastling by Philip Gross
Language and literacy reference