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Oxford IB Diploma Programme: English B Course Companion

The only DP English B resource developed with the IB

Kawther Saa'd Aldin, Tiia Tempakka, Jeehan Abu Awad, and Kevin Morley

Suitable for:  IB Diploma English B student (ages 16-18)

Price:  £37.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-912968-3
Publication date: 23/08/2012
Paperback: 424 pages
Dimensions: 276x219mm

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Written by Kawther Saa'd AlDin and a team of experienced English B teachers, this text is used by hundreds of teachers worldwide. With the most comprehensive mapping to the most recent syllabus and assessment support directly from the IB, you can trust it to support confident development of the four language skills while progressing exam potential.


  • The most comprehensive - full coverage on all the core topics and options at SL and HL included
  • Ensure strong performance - includes support for each part of the exam plus practice on every aspect of the syllabus
  • Teach fully in line with the IB ethos - links to TOK, international-mindedness and the IB Learner Profile are integrated
  • You can depend on the authors - written by an English B consultant and a team of experienced English B teachers
  • Fully develop the four language skills - with in-built support for speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Teach English as a global language - includes extracts from across the English-speaking world, for a truly international feel
  • Helps students stay on track - bright, colourful and engaging format

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  • The choice of articles is superb - they serve not only as reading comprehension exercises but also generate spontaneous discussion. However, the best are 'Beyond the Text' sections. They have taken me to the areas which before I would have seen as totally unrelated to what we have been doing in class. Also, the pictures in the book for the first time made it absolutely clear for me how to prepare the visual materials for the oral exam. I was a bit at a loss regarding the captions - now I know I am fine. - Barbara Czuszkiewicz, English Teacher, Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace, Poland
  • This is a brilliant book. At workshops over the last twenty years, I have listened to teachers swapping suggestions about course books, and at last here is a book that provides everything you need under one cover. It will become absolutely standard for English B teachers everywhere; any thoughtful teacher can treat this book as a kind of mini training course in good teaching practice. - David Ripley, English B Consultant, InThinking
  • I think it covers the topics very nicely and aligns with the new IB program in so many aspects such as themes, connection with TOK, and new Written Assignments. I definitely find it a great choice for teachers as it saves a lot of time from planning and choosing relevant articles that students will find attractive. Also the types of exercises are very well structured and challenging enough for students to find a balance between text analysis and reflection of the issues presented. - Carmen Benítez, Head of Languages Department & English B Senior Examiner, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
  • I received your book yesterday and I wanted to say THANK YOU! It is beautiful and our Language B teacher for next year is simply over the moon to have a guide. Rest assured, we'll ordering more for the next school year! - Rebekah Hommel, Head of English, The English School, Colombia
  • This English B course book is by far the best resource for the new IB English B course and follows the new syllabus very closely. - Trevor Lewis, English Teacher, Danube International School, Austria
  • I've got to say that it is really amazing. It's full of good activities and the reading texts are really appealing. - Juan Manuel, English Teacher, Deutsche Schule Sankt Thomas Morus, Chile
  • I'm using the book a lot. It's a great help with this new syllabus. I like it a lot. - Judith Goebel, Head of English, Frankfurt International School
  • The new English B textbook is great! I am already in love with it. - Detelina Angelova, Head of English, Vassil Zlatarski Private School, Bulgaria
  • My students have been using the new English B book and find it stimulating, informative, and readily addressed the assessment. It is such terrific news that we have a Skills and Practice book for students in the future. - Maggie Zhang, Head of English, Guangdong Country Garden School, China
  • Our Head of English finds the English B: Course Book stimulating, complete and absolutely useful for teachers and students. We have been using the book for teaching English B HL and SL since last year; the results are really great! - Ginger Alvarez Bolona, Deutsch Schule Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • I have the Course Book and I am very pleased with it. Class work has become more efficient and more fun thanks to the material from this book. Now I`m eager to see what`s in the Skills and Practice. - Gordana Medakovic, Crnjanski High School, Serbia
  • Our English teacher is using the Oxford English B resources and this is the first time students haven't complained about their textbook. The teacher is delighted with the content and format. Totally IB! - Maggie Prieto, Head of Languages, Bachillerato Alexander Bain, Mexico
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Table of Contents

1.1: Linguistic dominance
1.2: Language & cultural identity
1.3: Self-identity
1.4: Uniforms
2.1: Advertising
2.2: Radio & television
2.3: Advertising effects
2.4: Mental health
2.5: Eating disorders
2.6: Subcultures
3.1: Global warming & science
3.2: Energy conservation
3.3: Computers
3.4: Mobile phones
3.5: Weapons
3.6: International youth festivals
3.7: Book festivals
4: Literature
5.1: Population diversity
5.2: Interlinguistic influence
5.3: Multilingual identity
5.4: Cultural identity
5.5: Language & cultural identity
5.6: Education & minorities
5.7: Prejudice
5.8: Racism
5.9: Prejudice, discrimination & racism

6.1: Tattooing: A tradition
6.2: Workplace dress codes & tattooing
6.3: Media & violence
6.4: Censorship
6.5: Media vs. violence
6.6: Homeschooling & social relationships
7.1: Traditional medicine
7.2: Alternative medicine
7.3: Substance abuse
7.4: Drug abuse
7.5: Education
7.6: Effects of alcoholism on social relationships
8: Literature
9.1: Travel & recreation
9.2: Recreation dangers
9.3: Responsible travelling
9.4: Impact of man on nature
9.5: Environmental awareness
9.6: Social networking
10.1: Renewable energy
10.2: Ethics & science
10.3: Scientific research
10.4: Telephone
10.5: Advertising
10.6: The internet
11: The written assignment
12: Exam Practice 1, 2 & 3
13: Extended Essay