IGCSE English 10 Second Language

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Year 10 Teachers

English Year 10 Second Language Teachers:


Important Upcoming Dates:

  • Test 2 will be on November 19. This test will be on information transfer and formal email writing, both skills they have have been practicing.
  • The travel brochure project will be due on Thursday, Nov.23rd. Information has been distributed to students and can also be viewed on Google Classroom.

Course Content:

The Cambridge IGCSE English 10 Second Language course offers learners the opportunity to gain lifelong skills and knowledge including:

  • better communicative ability in English
  • improved ability to understand English in a range of everyday situations and in a variety of social registers and styles
  • greater awareness of the nature of language and language-learning skills
  • wider international perspective.

Throughout the year, students will be consistently challenged so that their skills are constantly honed in their analytical reading, writing, speaking, and listening abilities.

To start the year, the students have embarked their learning with Unit 1, consisting of the following:

UNIT 1: Travel and tourism

1A Speaking and listening

  • Learners are able to ask about and describe places and past events
  • Narrating a good or bad holiday experience
  • Pros and cons of tourism
  • Debate- Tourism does more harm than good

1B Reading strategies

  • Skimming and scanning of newspaper reports about risk and travel abroad
  • Past papers exercise 1 –reading texts with comprehension questions
  • Internet project- Lonely Planet online

1C Writing

  • Formal and informal letter writing
  • Note-making exercise – exam exercise 4 past papers
  • Advertising leaflet/ travel brochure

The full curriculum subject guide can be viewed at:

Curriculum Subject Guide Year 10 SL.docx


  • In Term 1, two tests will be given and they will account for 40% of the grade.
  • Classwork/short assessments (1-5 will be graded) will account for 40% of the grade.


The following resources are highly recommended for students to utilize:

  • English as a Second Language Coursebook and Workbook by Peter Lucantoni
  • IGCSE English as a Second Language by Mike and Jane Gould (Collins)
  • Summary and Note-Taking by Marian Barry

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