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Complete First Language English for Cambridge IGCSE®

Ensure exam confidence with a stretching, literature-based approach

Author Jane Arredondo

Suitable for:  Students of Cambridge IGCSE First Language English (0500)

Price:  £29.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-842498-7
Publication date: 26/04/2018
Paperback: 328 pages
Dimensions: 276x219mm

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Comprehensively matched to the latest Cambridge IGCSE syllabus (0500), including changes to the Reading paper. This updated and literature-led resource is packed with age-appropriate text extracts, focused activities and embedded exam guidance.


  • Be confident of full syllabus support with a comprehensive mapping grid drawn directly from the latest Cambridge IGCSE syllabus (0500).
  • Inspire learners with compelling, age-appropriate texts that relate to current, real-life issues and international cultures.
  • Confidently tackle assessments with extensive exam guidance embedded throughout, including support for changes to the Reading paper
  • Embed advanced comprehension skills with focused activities and discussion topics
  • Stretch your more able students with challenging extension material
  • Support students' learning with assessment support, exam-style questions and interactive activities on the accompanying support site.
  • Build learners' vocabulary with clear and contextualized definitions of key terms.

This page was last updated on 05 August 2021 at 04:31 GMT


  • Complete First Language has core and extended exercises, and also advice for the student on how to plan and write, along with the self-evaluation at the end of each unit which focuses them on exam skills. The texts are varied and interesting and I like the extension texts at the end of each unit. My first impression is that the resources are very useful and user friendly - certainly more so than any of the other text books which I´ve seen for First Language English. - Helen Leathem, Secondary English Teacher- St Anne's School, Spain
  • This week we received a copy of First Language English for Cambridge IGCSE and it was 'love at first sight!' It was definitely what we need at our school. Thank you very much for your service and the quality of your material! I am going to share it with another head from another school. - Marcela Logioio, Head of English Primary and Director of Studies in Secondary School - Colegio Río
  • It's very difficult to find enough practice papers to work on for Cambridge IGCSE English Language. This Workbook should help as it provides a wealth of comprehension texts along with structured exercises exploring the more difficult aspects of language. Jane Arredondo covers tricky areas such as register, split infinitives (hooray!) and relative clauses. I've been making my own notes for years; now I can back them up with Arredondo's. - Teacher review of the Workbook, Amazon
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Table of Contents

Syllabus matching grid
What's on the accompanying website?
1: Travellers' tales
2: The world of nature
3: Points of view
4: "All the world's a stage"
5: Family and friends

6: "Living in a material world"
7: "Believe it or not"
8: World famous
9: Endings
10: Exam practice
11: Language reference