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IGCSE ESL Question 1: Advice for Students – Friendship

In this type of reading exercise, you will read a short text and answer a series of questions testing skim-reading skills. For this exercise you will read parts of an article about friendship.

To be successful in this task, you will be need to:

  • identify and retrieve facts and details
  • understand and select relevant information

Categories: IGCSE_ESL

IGGCE ESL Question 5: A doctor in the house (Summary)

Summary Task

In question 5 of the IGCSE ESL Reading & Writing Paper, you have to 100-120 word summary about an aspect or aspects of a text printed in the question paper.

You must demonstrate ability in the following areas:

Reading

  • identify and retrieve facts and details
  •  understand and select relevant information
  • recognise and understand ideas, opinions and attitudes and the connections between related ideas

Writing

  • communicate clearly, accurately and appropriately
  • convey information and express opinions effectively
  • employ and control a variety of grammatical structures
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a range of appropriate vocabulary
  • observe conventions of paragraphing, punctuation and spelling

Model Answer

Here is a model answer for a task set to summary new medical gadgets being introduced. It is the appropriate length for the task and it has the required language to gain full marks in this part of the examination.

Categories: IGCSE_ESL

IGCSE ESL Question 5: The enemy within (Summary)

Summary Task

In question 5 of the IGCSE ESL Reading & Writing Paper, you have to 100-120 word summary about an aspect or aspects of a text printed in the question paper.

You must demonstrate ability in the following areas:

Reading

  • identify and retrieve facts and details
  •  understand and select relevant information
  • recognise and understand ideas, opinions and attitudes and the connections between related ideas

Writing

  • communicate clearly, accurately and appropriately
  • convey information and express opinions effectively
  • employ and control a variety of grammatical structures
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a range of appropriate vocabulary
  • observe conventions of paragraphing, punctuation and spelling

Model Answer

Here is a model answer for a task set to summary the risk of allergies. It is the appropriate length for the task and it has the required language to gain full marks in this part of the examination.

Categories: IGCSE_ESL

IGCSE ESL Question 5: What’s for dinner, Mum? (Summary)

Summary Task

In question 5 of the IGCSE ESL Reading & Writing Paper, you have to 100-120 word summary about an aspect or aspects of a text printed in the question paper.

You must demonstrate ability in the following areas:

Reading

  • identify and retrieve facts and details
  •  understand and select relevant information
  • recognise and understand ideas, opinions and attitudes and the connections between related ideas

Writing

  • communicate clearly, accurately and appropriately
  • convey information and express opinions effectively
  • employ and control a variety of grammatical structures
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a range of appropriate vocabulary
  • observe conventions of paragraphing, punctuation and spelling

Model Answer

Here is a model answer for a task set to summary family meal time. It is the appropriate length for the task and it has the required language to gain full marks in this part of the examination.

Categories: IGCSE_ESL

IGCSE ESL Question 1: Visit Ropeworks

In this type of reading exercise, you will read a short text and answer a series of questions testing skim-reading skills. For this exercise you will read parts of a brochure for a company called ‘Ropeworks’.

To be successful in this task, you will be need to:

  • identify and retrieve facts and details
  • understand and select relevant information

Categories: IGCSE_ESL

IGCSE ESL Question 2: BMX

In this type of reading exercise, you read a text and answer a series of questions testing more detailed comprehension. For this exercise you will read parts of an article about BMX.

To be successful in this task, you will be need to:

  • identify and retrieve facts and details
  • understand and select relevant information

Categories: English B2 IGCSE_ESL

YLE: Animals (Set 3)

This is the second set for the Young Learners Test (YLE). It is aimed at students at an A1 Level of English. There are six words which you need pair up with the picture an animal at a zoo.

Categories: English A1 Starters YLE

YLE: Animals (Set 2)

This is the second set for the Young Learners Test (YLE). It is aimed at students at an A1 Level of English. There are six words which you need pair up with the picture an animal at a zoo.

Categories: English A1 Starters YLE

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