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Complete English for Cambridge Lower Secondary 9: Cambridge Checkpoint and beyond

Build vital language skills, and challenge learners to think critically

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

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

Price:  £19.50

ISBN: 978-0-19-836467-2
Publication date: 07/04/2016
Paperback: 184 pages
Dimensions: 276x219mm

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Ensure your Cambridge students achieve their best at Cambridge Lower Secondary and in the Cambridge Checkpoint test, whatever their language ability. The Pathway unit in Book 9 will support progression to Cambridge IGCSE First Language English or English as a Second Language.


  • Cover all components of the Cambridge syllabus using varied and engaging activities, arranged by theme.
  • Support progression to Cambridge IGCSE First Language English or English as a Second Language with stretching activities and the unique Pathway unit.
  • Promote achievement in the Cambridge Checkpoint test with realistic, assessment-style activities.
  • Improve language skills with extensive reading, writing, speaking and listening practice.
  • Encourage wider reading and foster a love of literature, using international, age-appropriate fiction.

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Table of Contents

1 Alternative reality
Learning about narrative viewpoint, understanding archaic language; punctuation in complex sentences, using embedded clauses; talking about film; writing a fantasy story
2 Dramatic discoveries
Non-fiction: Examining the past; creating a drama script; combining words; writing a summary
3 Fame
Discussing famous people; making adjectives; writing a television script; group role-playing activities
4 Leisure and travel
Non-fiction: Travel writing, creating a humorous tone; using juxtaposition and oxymoron; hyperbole; creating a travel blog
5 Exhilarating exploration!
Examining different text types; identifying figurative language; varying sentence structure; writing a travel brochure

6 Rights and freedom
Using topic sentences; understanding abstract nouns; using discourse markers; presenting an effective argument
7 Poetic predators
Creating a group poem; comparing different poems; writing from notes; punctuation; using poetic imagery; expressing an opinion
8 People and places
Fiction: Presenting character, describing places and lifestyles; using compound sentences; responding to narratives
9 Challenges
Revising listening, reading and writing skills including inference, planning, punctuation; using language to convey meaning; non-narrative writing task
10 Pathways – going places
Non-fiction: Travel writing, writing to persuade; creating a holiday advertisement
Extended reading: The Kite Rider by Geraldine McCaughrean
Language and literacy reference