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CIE English Language Reading 0627 (9-1)

Richard Gent | Tuesday August 04, 2015

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language CIE 0627, Overviews

Edusites resources for the Cambridge IGCSE 9-1 English Language 0627 are intended to compliment the CIE resources available from the CIE website. To help teach this specifications and for your students to make measurable progress Edusites has engaged some of the best writers and English experts to both write and moderate these materials ensuring that what we bring to you has a carefully constructed for your classroom practice.

Below are links to the three main resources, please be aware that despite the little links these resources are thoughtful and comprehensive and enable you to develop schemes of learning around them.

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Please use the link below for 0627 Specific Resources

Paper 1 Reading Passages for first examination 2017

Section 1: David Copperfield Charles Dickens

  • 0627 Section 1 David Copperfield Extract and Mark Schemes

Section 2: Floods article

  • 0627 Section 2 Floods article Extract and Mark Schemes

Section 3:

  • CIE English Language Reading 0627 9-1 Passage C Exam Extract
  • CIE English Language Reading 0627 9-1 Passage C Exam Questions
  • CIE English Language Reading 0627 9-1 Passage B Exam Questions
  • Online Mark Scheme Slides for Question
  • 0627 Section 3 ” ” Extract and Mark Schemes

Paper 2 (Coming Soon)

Reading Passages Introduction

From the CIE English Language specification (0627):

The skills covered in the syllabus are outlined below for the different areas of language developed.


  • Demonstrate understanding of extended texts, and of the words and phrases within them
  • Synthesise, develop, analyse and critically evaluate facts, ideas and opinions
  • Extract appropriate information for specific purposes
  • Summarise and use material for a specific audience and purpose
  • Demonstrate understanding of how writers achieve their effects and influence readers
  • Recognise and respond to linguistic devices, including figurative language
  • Compare writers’ ideas and perspectives and how these are conveyed
  • Candidates should engage with a range of genres and types from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, including literature, fiction and non-fiction, and other forms of writing, such as essays, reviews and articles
  • This study should include focus on writers’ use of language and style and the ways in which writers achieve effects and influence readers. Candidates should study how influence may include fact, ideas, perspectives, opinions and bias
  • The sample texts that have been produced in this Anthology are based loosely around eight themes to allow for comparison and they illustrate the range of genres described above. Students should build up in their learning a wide portfolio of sources that they can use beyond this in preparation for the exam

How to use the reading material effectively in the classroom

Some general tips:

  • The assessment of reading skills in this paper is based entirely on unseen texts. Consequently whenever possible students should practice analysing texts as ‘unseens’ as the norm in their study of both English Language and English Literature
  • Try to harness good reading skills from Key Stage 3 onwards by introducing students to a range of reading texts from the 19th to 21st centuries across a range of genres and increasing the challenge of these texts up into Key Stage 4
  • As 19th Century texts are prominent in this unit your students should build up a clear understanding of the 19th century context, the sort of society it was and the styles of language used. This should cover both non- fiction and fiction texts
  • There is clear crossover here with English Literature where the literary heritage texts studied in both prose and poetry can be taught alongside these texts as integrated exercises
  • CIE English Language Reading 0627 | Unseen Poetry Anthology

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