IGCSE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE EXTENDED

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Is it that hard to get an A* for this subject?
What are the expected grade boundaries for A*?
Im sitting for it this October for the first time.
Is the marking really strict?
I really want that A* :(
 
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Even if Marking is strict , or it looks hard , Have no worries about it... If you want the A* , Study and focus on Writing and listening , these should be main points in the exam ,therefore focus on them , especially the Summarising , ¬¬ it is quite annoying.

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check for marking schemes ...for summaries it will help u a lot...i mean u will learn how to write summaries...which points totake from the passage!!
for listening u shud have a very good practice so that u can score full marks...this can increase the chance of getting an A* or atleast an A!!
 
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Well, as far as the marks are concerned, you should get around 34/36 in Listening and 80/84 to get A*.

Just work hard, keep your answers simple. Use one or two idioms in exercises 6 and 7.

Ease your nerves and be prepared.

All the best,
Fsams
 
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it is quite possible to get 34 out of 36 in listening
but i dont think its possible to score a 80 out of 84 'coz they never give full marks in writing articles!!
so i wud ask for any other way to reach for an A*!!
plz if u guys can help
 
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Always put a 'twist' to your essays , they award extra marks for that
And just becareful of your language and spelling as they easily deduct marks for this , use figures of speech too in your writting
 
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I know they will not give full mark, but they do give 16 and 15. I have some Marked Scripts from Cambridge University, so I know it very well and
that's how exactly how I train my students. Let me know if you need further help.

All the best,
Fsams
 

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Assalamoalaikum!!
is it possible for me to have a look at the marked scripts??
 
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Mine starting on Tuesday (GMT+8)
omg !
So my plan is to get all corect for the comprehension,forms,notes.
Maybe 1 mistake for summary (9/10)
The two essays. Maybe 5 marks to lose.

BTW. If i take ESL Extended, will I be able to apply for unis like oxford cambridge imperial?
or they only want English as a first language.

Im really curious.

Anyways, hope everyone will do their best. Must pray that it will be easy !
 
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All the very best then.....

I will upload the stuff and post the links here.....
 
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fsams said:
All the very best then.....

I will upload the stuff and post the links here.....
may you please give me a copy of this file and please may you give me copies of some well marked excersize 6 and 7.
 
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English is hard just practice listening alot alot alot.. then write neatly and practice letter writings.. thats it..
 
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