Phoenix English Skills: Advanced Reading and Writing

Author: John and Jenny Barwick, Publisher: Phoenix

Advanced Reading and Writing is one of four workbooks in the Phoenix English Skills series for junior secondary students. It includes a variety of exercises for students to practise and develop more advanced reading and writing skills than those in the Phoenix English Skills Reading and Writing workbook. They include:

  • purpose and audience
  • sequencing ideas
  • expositions, discussions and essays
  • editing and proofreading
  • figures of speech
  • literary tools
  • forward and backward referencing
  • distinguishing fact from opinion
  • text features

 Each section is introduced with a brief explanation and revision. All exercises have answers in a separate section.

The book can be used for:

  • classroom exercises
  • homework
  • assessment
  • extra work
  • revision

 Other titles in the Phoenix English Skills series are:

  • Grammar and Punctuation
  • Spelling and Vocabulary
  • Reading and Writing Skills
  • Teacher Resource Book 1 (Year 7)
  • Teacher Resource Book 2 (Year 8)

 Advanced Reading and Writing Contents

Writing skills

1 Purpose and audience

2 Using better verbs

3 Using better nouns

4 Using adverbs and adjectives

5 Good sentences

6 Using paragraphs

7 Sequencing ideas in paragraphs

8 Sentences within a paragraph

9 Headings and subheadings

10 Writing expositions, discussion and essays

11 Referencing, bibliographies and footnotes

12 Letter layout

13 Tone

14 Active and passive voice

15 Consistency in tense

16 Maintaining tense

17 Idioms using prepositions

18 Plain writing

19 Common writing errors

20 Saying what you mean

21 Editing and proofreading

22 Summarising texts

23 Writer's checklist

Reading skills

24 Figurative and literal writing

25 Figures of speech

26 Idioms and common sayings

27 Similes and metaphors

28 Literary tools

29 Parody, irony and puns

30 Forward and backward referencing in cloze passages

31 Distinguishing fact from opinion

32 Identifying text features

33 Features of a novel

34 Features of newspaper reports



More Information
Year Level Year 7, Year 8
ISBN 9781876580292
Subject English