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Oxford IB Skills and Practice: English B for the IB Diploma

Build skills directly relevant to IB assessment.

Author Kawther Saa'd AlDin, Author Jeehan Abu-Awad, Author Tiia Tempakka, and Author Kevin Morley

Suitable for:  IB Diploma English B students - SL and HL

Price:  £25.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-839284-2
Publication date: 30/01/2014
Paperback: 208 pages
Dimensions: 297x210mm

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Written by a team of English B specialists to strengthen all the vital exam skills, this guide directly supports the English B Course Book. Building a strong foundation of English skills, it progresses learner confidence and understanding through focused practice and step-by-step guidance, maximizing achievement in every assessment component.


  • Matches exam structure, fully addressing every assessment component to build student confidence
  • Cements understanding of exam questions, including clear examples and sample responses
  • Closely develops all the crucial skills learners need for exams, packed with focused practice and activities
  • Strengthens key organization, presentation and conversation skills, ensuring confident achievement in the IA
  • Embeds strategies for tackling all question types, maximizing attainment
  • Directly linked to the English B Course Book, providing the most comprehensive support available
  • Answers are available for multiple-choice style questions

This page was last updated on 17 November 2019 at 04:30 GMT


  • This volume forms an excellent complement to the English B Course Book. As one expects from this team of authors, the approach is lucid and practical... this is much more than a collection of tricks for exams. The whole extensive section on text types would be useful reference material for basic teaching, the sections on HL and SL Written Assignments should be explored as soon as you introduce the WA project to the students, and the section on the Oral Interview has valuable points to make about how to do any oral presentation. The two books, together, form an excellent foundation for any English B course with any group of students. - David Ripley, English B Consultant, InThinking
  • My students have been using the new English B Course Book and find it stimulating, informative, and readily addressed the assessment. It is such terrific news that we will have a Skills and Practice book for students in the future. - Maggie Zhang, Head of English, Guangdong Country Garden School, China
  • Just wanted to thank you for the sample of the English B Skills and Practice book. It is absolutely beautiful, helpful and awesome! It will be in my adoption list for next year. The students are doing great with it and teachers love it. Thank you, thank you thank you! - Maggie Prieto, Head of Languages, Bachillerato Alexander Bain, Mexico
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Table of Contents

1: Deconstructing Paper 1
2: Writing to convince (HL Paper 2 Section A and SL Paper 2)
3: Defending your opinion (HL Paper 2 Section B)

4: The Writing Assignment - HL
5: The Writing Assignment - SL
6: The art of effective communication (the internal assessment)
7: Putting it together (further exam practice)