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IGCSE English - Second Language

QSE Advanced can be used in class or for individual study leading to the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) English - Second Language. All seven tiers of the reading and writing core and extended examination sections are practised -skimming for information, detailed comprehension, information transfer, note-making, summary writing, extended writing in formal and informal formats. There is additional practice in the three Extended Reading sections of the book.

The QSE Advanced Workbook section contains practice material to help students with all tiers of assessment. In addition, the activities focused on other exams will greatly benefit students in their skills assessments.

The audio and video clips and listening activities in each Unit fit all four listening comprehension tiers for the IGCSE with a mixture of comprehension questions and spoken texts (conversations, interviews, monologues, etc.). The six IGCSE spoken tiers are practised in every Unit with many different opportunities for discussion, for example in the Viewpoint, Word Power, Reading, Speak Your Mind, Listening, Teamwork, Controversy, CLIL, Further Discussion and the Unit Summary questions.

The Teacher's Guide and Teacher's DVD-ROM include 20 photocopiable pages of IGCSE examination practice material including specific audio for listening exams.

Find out more from the University of Cambridge International Examinations website.

   

Reviews of QSE

QSE - Quick Smart English

  • "What a welcome ESL / EFL teaching series is this Eng1ish language communication course for advanced level students..."
  • "Compactly laid out, the text will easily engage students and sustain their interest."
  • "The fold-out 'language banks' on the cover flaps will be invaluable..."
  • "Audiovisual materials are particularly effective..."
  • "Differing themes provide content for cross-curricular learning in science, music, law or drama, and include a wide range of sources, from reporting to fiction."
  • "The instructional design of the Teacher's Guide will satisfy even the hard-to- please, classroom traditionalist."
  • "Four skill areas are augmented with loads of additional discussion material and integration ideas. Take a look at this resource: highly adaptable, very useable."

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