Oxford IB Diploma Programme

Oxford IB Diploma Programme : English B Course Companion

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Incorporating a wide range of texts from all over the world, this text covers all the main core topics plus the options to fully address the requirements for English B at both Standard and Higher Level. Linguistic and intercultural communication competencies are thoroughly covered, in line with the syllabus, with support for each externally-assessed paper, the written assignment, the internal assessment as well as TOK and the extended essay included. Students will be rigorously prepared for assessment; practice and support is included for each part of the exam to help with this. Boosting students' interest and building motivation is also a priority, and an attractive, clear and colourful design helps students to enjoy developing their skills and understand the syllabus.

·The most comprehensive - full coverage on all the core topics and options at SL and HL included
·Ensure strong performance - includes support for each part of the exam plus practice on every aspect of the syllabus
·Teach fully in line with the IB ethos - links to TOK, international-mindedness and the IB Learner Profile are integrated
·You can depend on the authors - written by an English B consultant and a team of experienced English B teachers
·Fully develop the four language skills - with in-built support for speaking, listening, reading and writing
·Teach English as a global language - includes extracts from across the English-speaking world, for a truly international feel
·Helps students stay on track - bright, colourful and engaging format

About the series:
The only DP resources developed directly with the IB, the Oxford IB Course Books are the most comprehensive core resources to support learners through their study. Fully incorporating the learner profile, resources are assessed by consulting experts in international-mindedness and TOK to ensure these crucial components are deeply embedded into learning.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 414 pages
  • 221 x 274 x 19mm | 1,162g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Spanish
  • illustrations
  • 0199129681
  • 9780199129683
  • 86,716

Table of contents

1.1 Linguistic dominance ; 1.2 Language & cultural identity ; 1.3 Self-identity ; 1.4 Uniforms ; 2.1 Advertising ; 2.2 Radio & television ; 2.3 Advertising effects ; 2.4 Mental health ; 2.5 Eating disorders ; 2.6 Subcultures ; 3.1 Global warming & science ; 3.2 Energy conservation ; 3.3 Computers ; 3.4 Mobile phones ; 3.5 Weapons ; 3.6 International youth festivals ; 3.7 Book festivals ; 4. Literature ; 5.1 Population diversity ; 5.2 Interlinguistic influence ; 5.3 Multilingual identity ; 5.4 Cultural identity ; 5.5 Language & cultural identity ; 5.6 Education & minorities ; 5.7 Prejudice ; 5.8 Racism ; 5.9 Prejudice, discrimination & racism ; 6.1 Tattooing: A tradition ; 6.2 Workplace dress codes & tattooing ; 6.3 Media & violence ; 6.4 Censorship ; 6.5 Media vs. violence ; 6.6 Homeschooling & social relationships ; 7.1 Traditional medicine ; 7.2 Alternative medicine ; 7.3 Substance abuse ; 7.4 Drug abuse ; 7.5 Education ; 7.6 Effects of alcoholism on social relationships ; 8. Literature ; 9.1 Travel & recreation ; 9.2 Recreation dangers ; 9.3 Responsible travelling ; 9.4 Impact of man on nature ; 9.5 Environmental awareness ; 9.6 Social networking ; 10.1 Renewable energy ; 10.2 Ethics & science ; 10.3 Scientific research ; 10.4 Telephone ; 10.5 Advertising ; 10.6 The internet ; 11. The written assignment ; 12. Exam Practice 1, 2 & 3 ; 13. Extended Essay
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Uniquely developed with the IB
With lots of compelling and contemporary extracts which appeal...
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Our English teacher is using the Oxford English B resources and this is the first time students haven't complained about their textbook. The teacher is delighted with the content and format. Totally IB! * Maggie Prieto, Head of Languages, Bachillerato Alexander Bain, Mexico * I have the Course Book and I am very pleased with it. Class work has become more efficient and more fun thanks to the material from this book. Now I`m eager to see what`s in the Skills and Practice. * Gordana Medakovic, Crnjanski High School, Serbia * Our Head of English finds the English B: Course Book stimulating, complete and absolutely useful for teachers and students. We have been using the book for teaching English B HL and SL since last year; the results are really great! * Ginger Alvarez Bolona, Deutsch Schule Guayaquil, Ecuador * My students have been using the new English B book and find it stimulating, informative, and readily addressed the assessment. It is such terrific news that we have a Skills and Practice book for students in the future. * Maggie Zhang, Head of English, Guangdong Country Garden School, China * The new English B textbook is great! I am already in love with it. * Detelina Angelova, Head of English, Vassil Zlatarski Private School, Bulgaria * I'm using the book a lot. It's a great help with this new syllabus. I like it a lot. * Judith Goebel, Head of English, Frankfurt International School * I've got to say that it is really amazing. It's full of good activities and the reading texts are really appealing. * Juan Manuel, English Teacher, Deutsche Schule Sankt Thomas Morus, Chile * This English B course book is by far the best resource for the new IB English B course and follows the new syllabus very closely. * Trevor Lewis, English Teacher, Danube International School, Austria * I received your book yesterday and I wanted to say THANK YOU! It is beautiful and our Language B teacher for next year is simply over the moon to have a guide. Rest assured, we'll ordering more for the next school year! * Rebekah Hommel, Head of English, The English School, Colombia * I think it covers the topics very nicely and aligns with the new IB program in so many aspects such as themes, connection with TOK, and new Written Assignments. I definitely find it a great choice for teachers as it saves a lot of time from planning and choosing relevant articles that students will find attractive. Also the types of exercises are very well structured and challenging enough for students to find a balance between text analysis and reflection of the
issues presented. * Carmen Benitez, Head of Languages Department & English B Senior Examiner, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico * This is a brilliant book. At workshops over the last twenty years, I have listened to teachers swapping suggestions about course books, and at last here is a book that provides everything you need under one cover. It will become absolutely standard for English B teachers everywhere; any thoughtful teacher can treat this book as a kind of mini training course in good teaching practice. * David Ripley, English B Consultant, InThinking * The choice of articles is superb - they serve not only as reading comprehension exercises but also generate spontaneous discussion. However, the best are 'Beyond the Text' sections. They have taken me to the areas which before I would have seen as totally unrelated to what we have been doing in class. Also, the pictures in the book for the first time made it absolutely clear for me how to prepare the visual materials for the oral exam. I was a bit at a loss regarding
the captions - now I know I am fine. * Barbara Czuszkiewicz, English Teacher, Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace, Poland *
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Kawther is the English B Chief Examiner as well as an examiner for English A: Language and Literature and the Extended Essay in Group 2. She is a DP workshop leader who had led/ facilitated a number of workshops be them face-to-face or online ones. Kawther has also been the DP coordinator and an English B teacher at an international school in Amman, Jordan.
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