Introduction to the third edition; Objectives of the examination; Components of the examination; Part I. Leisure: Sport, Travel, Pastimes: 1. Reading: skimming and scanning, selecting points for summary, making notes using your own words, looking at writers' language choices; 2. Directed writing: diaries, formal and informal letters, considering audience, choosing a style; 3. Composition: planning continuous writing, descriptive writing, adjectives and imagery; 4. Speaking and listening: preparing a talk, conversation skills; Part II. Work: Information, Education, Employment: 5. Reading: understanding, selecting and organising material for summary questions; 6. Directed writing: presenting and transforming information, news reports, formal reports; 7. Composition: giving an account, organising information; 8. Speaking and listening: role-play dialogues, preparing an interview; Part III. People: Society, Lifestyles, Relationships: 9. Reading: expanding notes, sentence structure, vocabulary building, summary style, collating texts, looking at how writers achieve effects; 10. Directed writing: persuasive devices, analysing techniques, writing publicity material, drawing inferences, writing in role, targeting an audience; 11. Composition: composing narratives, engaging the reader, dialogue punctuation; 12. Speaking and listening: paired and group discussion, facts versus opinions; Part IV. Ideas: Art, Science, Technology: 13. Reading: collating texts, analysing style, vocabulary building, advanced punctuation; 14. Directed writing: expressing and supporting a view, collating and ordering information, reports and articles; 15. Composition: making a case, constructing an argument, presenting a discussion, rhetorical devices, improving spelling; 16. Speaking and listening: defending opinions, delivering a speech; List of terms; Acknowledgements.