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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

  • "The look and size of the book is very good..."
  • "The topics covered are up-to-date and some are quite controversial..."
  • "...I also think the 'word bank' is a good idea..."
  • "...I like the way photographs have been used as they don't dominate the page but are good for generating discussion..."
  • "...The reading texts are good and many are taken from authentic sources...."
  • "...The use of different accents is good..."
  • "...Particularly good are the speaking topics and role play cards."

Belinda Molnar, TEFL.net