Cambridge Checkpoint English Workbook 9


Subject(s):First Language English
Qualification:Cambridge Checkpoint
Author(s):Marian Cox

The Cambridge Checkpoint English suite provides a comprehensive, structured resource which covers the Secondary 1 framework for English and seamlessly progresses into the next key stage (covered by our Cambridge IGCSE® First Language English series).


This skill-building, write-in Workbook for Stage 9 is designed to support students' learning and provide extra language tasks and reading and writing skills development, including sequencing and cloze exercises.


Unit 1. Art, Design and Fashion: Rhetorical devices
Reflexive pronouns
'In order to'
Colons and semi-colons
Difficult spellings
Selective summarising
Unit 2. Modern Living: Binomial and antithetical pairs
Pronunciation of verb/noun homographs
Using modals of obligation and paraphrasing
Unit 3. Language and Communication: Identifying, summarising and expanding arguments
Avoiding the use of 'get' and 'said'
Setting out dialogue
Using onomatopoeia and discourse markers
Unit 4. Division and Conflict: Argument forms
Devices of irony, satire, euphemism and propaganda
Identifying bias
Writing concisely
Unit 5. Facing the Future: Collocations
Comparing colloquial with formal expression
Future perfect tense
Writing a summary and a critical response
Unit 6. Making Choices: Identifying the difference between fact and opinion
Responding to an argument
Examining implicit meaning of allegory and imagery
Apostrophe of omission
Unit 7. Education Matters: Summary, Sequencing and persuasive writing
Comparative structures
Possessive apostrophes
Unit 8. Caring and Sharing: Conditional sentences
Using commas usage
The verbs 'lay' and 'lie'
Writing slogans, an appeal broadcast and an informative article
Unit 9. Crime and Law: Identifying parts of speech
Using apostrophes of possession
Completing a dialogue
Designing a poster
Editing a mini-saga
Writing a complaint letter
Unit 10. All in a Day's Work: Practising more formal language
Phrasal and prepositional verbs
Word beginnings
Writing a haiku, a formal job application letter and a monologue
Unit 11. Wings and Wheels: Using hyphens
Recognising prefixes
Using indirect and formal speech
Forming varied sentence structures
Summarising viewpoints
Collating sources for a magazine article and an editorial
Producing a publicity flyer
Unit 12. Seeing Things Differently: Using prefixes, discourse markers, and phrasal verbs with 'do' and 'make'
Writing varied sentences and sequence material

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Weight 0.28 kg
Dimensions 21.9 × 27.6 × 0.6 cm