English Language B

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This is considered to be one of the toughest subjects in IGCSE but yet, it can be overcome with perseverance and hard work. First thing’s first: you should become an avid reader. When you read, notice the descriptive language, the imagery and the tone in your books. Using descriptive language in your writing can boost your marks.


Practise writing essays. If you’re good in writing essays, you’ll become adept in Section B too. Remember, formats for Section B are extremely important and so is the point collection. The more relevant information you have collected from Section B, the better your marks will be. But of course, the arrangement of your writing is extremely important.


You do not want to lose any marks in Section A so make your answers concise; do not begin writing by repeating the question. They’ll often ask to pinpoint particular stuff so watch out for those. Usually, one or max three points will be enough. For the big comparative question, make sure you give sufficient quotations from the texts. Here, it’s not about right or wrong, or writing for that matter, but about convincing the examiner on why you prefer one text over the other.


Read books. Pay attention to the writing. Maintain a rich vocabulary. In your essays, vary the length of your sentences. It makes the writing more fluid. Practise enough past papers and essay topics. Remember the formats. Be original in your essay ideas. Go through the examiner reports to check what the examiners want.



Subject Information

Information Paper 1
Total Chapters -
Raw Marks 100
UMS/Scaled Mark 100
Exam Duration 3 hours
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