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Essential Guide to the IEB English Exam (Sixth Edition)

Examination structure analysis, practice questions and
expert tips & strategies

2018 Grade 12 Syllabus

What’s so special about this resource?
Keeping the same, successful format, the Sixth Edition of this indispensable guide features completely updated content based on the IEB 2018 Grade 12 syllabus, including brand new mock examination papers and suggested answers on the companion CD*.

An easy-to-use, comprehensive combination of step-by-step analysis of both examination papers, extensive guidance on how to answer each question and focused sets of practice questions with suggested answers, the guide includes everything needed to master the IEB English Home Language Papers I and II.

This unique guide combines understanding with practice, using the following proven, three-step method:


1. Understand
First, each question is comprehensively deconstructed and explained. Students are provided with detailed notes on what kind of question will be asked, why it will be asked and what the examiners will be looking for in their responses.


2. Apply
Next, students are given the opportunity to apply this understanding by working through a guided practice question (very similar to the one they will face in the final examination) that has been extensively annotated to help them refine their approach and answers.


3. Reinforce
Students can then test and reinforce their skills by working through a practice question without assistance.

This step-by-step process is repeated for every question and both papers, enabling students to build a solid platform of understanding and familiarity quickly and methodically.

The marking memoranda provided on the companion Suggested Answers CD* will help them pinpoint their strengths and weaknesses and the CD also includes an additional two complete IEB English Home Language mock examinations (Papers I and II), with marking memoranda.

Note to educators: Given the rigours and condensed nature of Grade 12, it is worth starting to prepare students for the final examination and the actual process of being examined in Grade 11. Order the Essential Guide for your Grade 11 students today!

This comprehensive resource includes:
  • detailed analysis of the structures of both exam papers
  • comprehensive guide to answering each question in each paper
  • focused sets of practice questions with detailed, annotated suggested answers
  • concise reviews of the key concepts tested in the exam
  • expert tips and strategies for ensuring exam success
  • companion CD* with two additional mock exams and suggested answers

* CD sold separately

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