Author(s): Alison Digger
"IGCSE English as a Second Language" has been written specifically for students preparing for the University of Cambridge International Examination. Based on the author's extensive experience in teaching English, it takes full account of students' needs for this examination. * Contains all the information students need for the different sections of the written exam, from writing letters and magazine articles to book reviews and summaries. * Attention is paid to the importance of style and content as well as accuracy with particular emphasis placed on the correct use of different registers. * Key skills are taught through extensive use of examples relevant to the exam. * Each chapter includes authentic student answers to past exam questions with critical comments from a teacher or examiner. * Commom errors made by students are highlighted with advice on how best to overcome them. * A reference section contains a selection of grammar points and useful phrases tailored to the requirements of the IGCSE syllabus. * A database of topic-related vocabulary and ideas will help students to improve their answers and overall grade.
Alison Digger was an EFL teacher in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and is now Associate Lecturer in EFL at Milton Keynes College.