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Coursebook 2
Peter Lucantoni
Completely revised and updated
IGCSE English as a Second Language, Third edition matches the requirements of the revised University of Cambridge
International Examinations (CIE) syllabus. The series is written by an experienced IGCSE teacher and trainer and is
endorsed by CIE, ensuring that it is up to date and comprehensive in its coverage.
Coursebook 2 is the second level of this two-year course. Following on from Coursebook 1, it is a more demanding
and exam-focused resource which must be completed before a candidate can be considered ready for the
examination. The book is presented in a colourful new design, offering clear, practical support for students. It is divided
into four themed parts selected for their relevance to students worldwide. Each part is subdivided into succinct units,
based on the specific skill areas of the syllabus: reading, writing and listening, with integrated speaking skills. The
units utilise a diverse range of topical stimulus material to enliven the subject. They also include imaginative activities
and exam tips, designed to build confidence and develop the skills needed to succeed in the examination.

Coursebook 2
Peter Lucantoni

Third edition

Features include:
● total coverage of the CIE syllabus
● new stimulus material and activities based on topical themes
● audio CDs for use with the listening activities
● plenty of discussion activities and pair and group work to practise speaking skills
● four examination-practice units, including a complete sample examination paper
● exam and spelling tips throughout the book
● sample answers for the writing questions.

English as a
Second Language

English as a Second Language

IGCSE English as a Second Language, Third edition

Coursebook 2
Lucantoni

Other components of IGCSE English as a Second Language, Third edition:
Coursebook 1
introductory level for IGCSE
ISBN 978-0-521-73599-5
Workbook 1
introductory level for IGCSE
ISBN 978-0-521-73602-2
Coursebook 2
preparation for IGCSE
ISBN 978-0-521-73600-8
Workbook 2
preparation for IGCSE
ISBN 978-0-521-73603-9
Teacher’s book for Levels 1 and 2
ISBN 978-0-521-73601-5

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University of Cambridge
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For use with the IGCSE English
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Third Edition Peter Lucantoni Table of Contents More information Contents Menu Introduction iv v Part 1: Leisure and entertainment Unit 1: Unit 2: Unit 3: Unit 4: Unit 5: Focus on reading skills Focus on reading skills Focus on writing skills Focus on listening skills Exam practice 1 11 19 26 34 Part 2: Work and education Unit 6: Unit 7: Unit 8: Unit 9: Unit 10: Focus on reading skills Focus on reading and writing skills Focus on writing skills Focus on listening skills Exam practice 38 50 59 68 74 Part 3: People and relationships Unit 11: Unit 12: Unit 13: Unit 14: Unit 15: Focus on reading skills Focus on reading and writing skills Focus on writing skills Focus on listening skills Exam practice 79 86 95 102 108 Part 4: Ideas and the future Unit 16: Unit 17: Unit 18: Unit 19: Unit 20: Focus on reading skills Focus on reading and writing skills Focus on writing skills Focus on listening skills Exam practice 112 118 127 134 139 Appendices Appendix 1: Speaking-test cards Appendix 2: Transcripts of accompanying audio CDs 148 152 Contents iii © Cambridge University Press www.IGCSE English as a Second Language Coursebook 2.Cambridge University Press 978-0-521-73600-8 .cambridge.org .

and so on. In Exercise 1 of the IGCSE Reading and Writing papers.IGCSE English as a Second Language Coursebook 2. [Marks = 8 Extended. There may be pictures or other visuals with the text. Third Edition Peter Lucantoni Excerpt More information Leisure and entertainment Part 1 Unit 1: Focus on reading skills Exam Exercise 1 In this unit. 2 What do you enjoy doing in your free time? Make a list of things you enjoy and don’t enjoy doing by copying and completing the table below. you need to be able to understand and respond to information presented in a variety of forms.org . such as notices. we will concentrate on skimming and scanning reading skills.Cambridge University Press 978-0-521-73600-8 . signs. Are they the same or different? Enjoy watching cartoons on TV Don’t enjoy tidying my room Unit 1: Focus on reading skills 1 © Cambridge University Press www. You need to give single-word or short-phrase answers.cambridge. which are particularly important in Exercise 1 of the IGCSE E2L Reading and Writing papers. leaflets. timetables. advertisements. 6 Core] A Speaking and vocabulary 1 What do these pictures show? Discuss your ideas with your friends and write down any words or phrases that you think of. Compare your lists with a classmate’s.

if the answer is a quantity. we go deeper. a b c d How many products have normal shop prices of less than £10? How can you save an additional £10? Which product offers the biggest cash saving? How many SONIKS millennium games were sold in a month in the USA? e Give three advantages of joining the SONIKS loyalty scheme. Answer these two questions. When we scan. 10 km. you must show the examiner that you have understood the question and you must write all the information required. for example.IGCSE English as a Second Language Coursebook 2. It’s the SONIKS baseball cap. Do not write anything yet. Which of the following is the best answer to Exercise 6? Is more than one answer possible? Why? 9 Write the answers to the questions in Exercise 8. a How many different products are advertised? b Which product is the most expensive? 5 Which reading skill or skills did you use to answer the questions in Exercise 4? Did you read every word in the text? Did you read quickly or slowly? 6 Answer the following question. Think of an x-ray machine looking inside a suitcase! It is not necessary to read and understand every word in the text in order to find the answers to the questions. We skim to get a general picture of a text.Cambridge University Press 978-0-521-73600-8 . what do you do? Which reading skills do you use? When you read something for pleasure. for more details. Exchange your answers with a different pair. You do not need to write anything yet.org . do you read it in the same way as a school textbook? Are there any other ‘ways’ in which you can read a text? 4 Look at the advertisement for SONIKS products on page 3. such as a book or a magazine. Sometimes. €35. With a classmate. Check their answers. Think of a stone skimming the surface of water.cambridge. The product with the biggest percentage reduction is the SONIKS baseball cap. make sure you include a symbol or unit of measurement. ask and answer the following questions. you need to use skimming and scanning skills in order to find the information you require to answer the questions. 2 hours. You have 20 seconds! Exam tip In Exercise 1 of the IGCSE Reading and Writing papers. • Which product has the biggest percentage (%) reduction? 7 a b c d e 8 The SONIKS baseball cap has the biggest percentage reduction. and so on. However. f Which product contains 100 cards? g Which product is available in four different colours? Exam tip You do not need to write full sentences for your answers in Exercise 1 of the Reading and Writing papers. Third Edition Peter Lucantoni Excerpt More information B Reading 3 When you want to find something quickly in a text. to touch the surface. Baseball cap. Also. just a few words or numbers will be enough. What should you be looking for? 2 Part 1: Leisure and entertainment © Cambridge University Press www. If you are writing numbers. be careful to spell them correctly. SONIKS baseball cap.

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12 Look at these questions based on the SONIKS Picture CD advertisement on page 5. a b c d Search likely sections of the text. Underline the key word/s. Exchange your answers with a classmate. Keep your answers short. 10 Have a quick look at the second text. 13 Now write the answers to the questions in Exercise 12. leaflets. advertisements and timetables. but usually there will be one or two words which will help you to identify where the answer is in the text. all of which can contain a lot of information in different formats. on page 5. Be prepared to explain your order. Where might you find a text like this? Choose one or more answers from the list: a dictionary an e-mail a newspaper a comic a TV magazine a children’s magazine a shop window a leaflet an encyclopaedia 11 What is the best strategy for answering questions in Exercise 1 of the Reading and Writing papers? Put the following strategy points into a logical order. Third Edition Peter Lucantoni Excerpt More information Exam tip In Exercise 1 of the Reading and Writing papers. The best strategy for answering the questions is to decide which word or words in the question will lead you to the place in the text where you will find the answer. Ask yourself what information the question is asking for.org . Do not write anything yet.cambridge. a b c d e f g h i j Where can you view your photographs? How much do you need to pay to order your SONIKS Picture CD? What will you receive for free? Name six things that you can do to your pictures with the SONIKART software. but remember to include all the information that the questions ask for. signs. These words are called key words. Discuss your choices with a classmate. 4 Part 1: Leisure and entertainment © Cambridge University Press www.Cambridge University Press 978-0-521-73600-8 . How many rolls of film can you send with each order? How much extra should you pay for postage and packing? What alternative method is given for ordering the CD? What two methods of payment are available? How long will you have to wait to receive your photographs? What should you do if you do not wish to receive details of other products? Was it possible to identify key words in every question? Sometimes you may not be able to decide. you will often see notices. Check each other’s answers. SONIKS Picture CD.IGCSE English as a Second Language Coursebook 2. Find and note down the key word/s in each question. Read the question.

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adverb. You may not be able to complete all the gaps. Example: -ing 6 interesting. Then think of three more examples for each ending. verb). 17 Using the table from Exercises 15 and 16.IGCSE English as a Second Language Coursebook 2.org . Third Edition Peter Lucantoni Excerpt More information C Language focus: word building 14 Notice the use of adjectives in the two SONIKS advertisements: exciting fun and games amazing ideas removable coloured straps free interactive guide creative photography Copy and complete the sentence: Adjectives are used to provide …… about …… .cambridge. Copy and complete the table below with the correct words. 15 Adjectives can often be formed from other parts of speech.Cambridge University Press 978-0-521-73600-8 . Adjective Noun Adverb Verb exciting excitement excitingly excite amazing digital removable delightful creative interactive incredible 16 What do you notice about the endings of the adjectives in Exercise 15? Look back at the two SONIKS advertisements and find more adjectives. boring Part 1: Leisure and entertainment © Cambridge University Press www. Add them to your table and then complete the other parts of speech (noun. make a list of some of the possible endings for adjectives. fascinating.

OK. Avoid using slang. I’d prefer to save my money for the summer holidays. we also give a reason. but I’d rather go next week because I should be able to get some more money by then. we could do that. Maria: Why don’t we go into town and see if that new CD is out yet? Maria: Part 1 Christos: Yes. Maria. Example: buying a new pair of trainers or putting your money in the bank Maria: Why don’t you buy that pair of trainers we saw in town? Christos: No. Look at how suggestion and preference phrases are followed by infinitive.org . a b c d e going on holiday to Australia or Iceland eating Italian or Chinese food for dinner listening to classical or hip-hop music going to the cinema or the disco playing football or going swimming Unit 1: Focus on reading skills 7 © Cambridge University Press www. I don’t think so.. Third Edition Peter Lucantoni Excerpt More information D Speaking: showing preference and making suggestions 18 Look at this conversation between Maria and Christos. Think of more examples of language which could be used.IGCSE English as a Second Language Coursebook 2. ? The phrases in red are making suggestions or showing a preference. For each of the following examples. let’s go next week instead. Why don’t we + do? Would you like + to do? What/How about + doing? Let’s + do I’d rather + do What do you think about + doing? I suggest we + do I’d like + to do I suggest + doing Can’t we + do? I(’d) prefer + to do I think we should + do 19 Work with a classmate.. Making a suggestion Showing a preference Usually when we show a preference for something. Example: I’d rather go next week because I should be able to get some more money by then. one of you makes a suggestion. Although it is important to speak accurately during the interview (and using set phrases like the ones practised in this unit will be very helpful). you may be asked to make suggestions and express preferences about a particular topic.Cambridge University Press 978-0-521-73600-8 . say ‘yes’ not ‘yeah’. and the other gives a preference and a reason. the most important thing is to talk communicatively and effectively in a fluent manner. and try to use full sentences whenever possible. Copy and complete the table below and compare your ideas with a classmate’s. But what are we going to do today .cambridge. ‘to’ infinitive or gerund forms of the verb: Exam tip In the IGCSE interview. Try to use a variety of the phrases from the Language box above.