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Cambridge Checkpoint English Workbook 7 matches therequirements of stage 7 of the revised Cambridge Secondary 1curriculum framework. It is endorsed by Cambridge InternationalExaminations for use with their programme and written by theexperienced author of the Cambridge IGCSE First Language Englishsuite, for which this series provides the foundation.This clear and accessible Workbook is intended to be usedalongside the Cambridge Checkpoint English Coursebook 7 andcontains exercises to help students build on the skills taught inthe Coursebook.The Workbook contains:r exercises designed to develop a range of skills – useful for furtherpractice, homework and differentiationr 12 themed units that mirror the structure and content of theCoursebookr further coverage of the framework content areas: Phonics, Spellingand Vocabulary; Grammar and Punctuation; Reading; Writing.Marian CoxCambridge CheckpointEnglishWorkbookWorkbook 7Answers to all exercises are included on the Teacher’s ResourceCD-ROM 7.Other components of Cambridge Checkpoint English 7:Coursebook 7Teacher’s Resource 7ISBN 978-1-107-67023-5ISBN 978-1-107-60724-8Cox9781107647817 Marian Cox: Cambridge Checkpoint English Workbook 7 Cover. C M Y KMarian CoxCambridge Checkpoint EnglishCambridge CheckpointEnglishWorkbook 7Completely Cambridge – Cambridge resources forCambridge qualificationsCambridge University Press works closely withCambridge International Examinations as parts of the Universityof Cambridge. We enable thousands of students to pass theirCambridge exams by providing comprehensive, high-quality,endorsed resources.To find out more about Cambridge International Examinations visitwww.cie.org.ukVisit education.cambridge.org/cie for information on our full rangeof Cambridge Checkpoint titles including e-book versions andmobile apps.7

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cambridge university pressCambridge, New York, Melbourne, Madrid, Cape Town,Singapore, São Paulo, Delhi, Mexico CityCambridge University PressThe Edinburgh Building, Cambridge CB2 8RU, UKwww.cambridge.orgInformation on this title: www.cambridge.org/9781107647817 Cambridge University Press 2012This publication is in copyright. Subject to statutory exceptionand to the provisions of relevant collective licensing agreements,no reproduction of any part may take place without the writtenpermission of Cambridge University Press.First published 2012Printed and bound in the United Kingdom by the MPG Books GroupA catalogue record for this publication is available from the British LibraryISBN 978-1-107-64781-7 PaperbackCambridge University Press has no responsibility for the persistence oraccuracy of URLs for external or third-party internet websites referred to inthis publication, and does not guarantee that any content on such websites is,or will remain, accurate or appropriate.

ContentsIntroductionvUnit 1 House and home1giving directions and instructions; defining and explaining; paraphrasing; parts of speech;full stops; double-letter spellings; forming similes; skimming and scanningUnit 2 Tall talesparts of speech; speech verbs and speech punctuation; full stops, single dashes;compound sentences; writing concisely9Unit 3 Favourite thingsmaking notes for summary; building sentences; sequencing ideas; using ‘would’hypothetically; using images; using and ordering adjectives15Unit 4 School storiesexpanding notes; changing direct and indirect speech; using dialogue andspeech verbs; creating similes; sentence-building; using apostrophes of omission21Unit 5 Up in the air29selecting points, paraphrasing, sequencing and sentence-building for summary writing;thinking about vocabulary choices; full stops and commasUnit 6 Imaginary worlds37relative (‘who’ and ‘which’) clauses; past tenses; summarising; comparisons; descriptivewords; irregular plurals; simple words that are easily confusedUnit 7 Down to earthapostrophes; commas; prepositions; movement verbs; onomatopoeia; similes43Unit 8 Hidden treasureactive and passive verbs; commas; relative clauses; negative prefixes; adverb endings;apostrophe of possession50Unit 9 Meet the familydifficult spellings; punctuation; conditional sentences; selective summaries56Unit 10 Mysteries and puzzlesvocabulary building; spelling; close reading62Unit 11 Looking backsentence structuring; punctuation; contractions; spellings; use of ‘would’ for therepeated past; irregular past tense verbs; verb form used after initial negatives70Unit 12 Secret lives75comparative and superlative adjectives; punctuation of dialogue; apostrophes; changingdirect and indirect speechAcknowledgements81iii

IntroductionWelcome to Cambridge Checkpoint English Stage 7.The Cambridge Checkpoint English course covers theCambridge Secondary 1 English framework and is divided intothree stages: 7, 8 and 9.This Workbook has 12 units which offer support in the skillscovered in the corresponding units of the Stage 7 Coursebook.The topics in the Workbook are linked to the topics in theCoursebook.There are two more workbooks in the series to cover stages 8and 9, and these provide practice for progressive skills to matchthe skills covered in the corresponding couresebooks.The Workbook exercises give extra practice in specific areasfor students working alone or for students who need to develop aparticular and relevant language skill or task approach.The rules and key points introduced in the Coursebook arereinforced in the corresponding units of the Workbook, tomake sure they have been fully understood and applied beforestudents progress to the next unit.The Workbook can be used as a differentiation resource forclassroom work and for setting homework. The responses can bewritten in the spaces beneath the exercises. The introduction toeach unit indicates the types of exercise it includes.The answers to the Workbook exercises are on the TeacherResource CD, which contains further relevant tasks, worksheetsand handouts to support each of the Coursebook andWorkbook units.v

UNIT 1 House and homeThis unit gives you practice in giving directions and instructions; definingand explaining; paraphrasing; recognising parts of speech; using full stops;double-letter spellings; forming similes; and skimming and scanning.1Give clear, concise directions for how to get to the following places.a From your house to a friend’s house.Turn left at the gate . . .b From a friend’s house to your house.1

Cambridge Checkpoint English 7c From your house to the nearest shopping centre.2 Give clear, concise instructions, in sentences, for how to do the following.a Pack a suitcase.b Wrap a present.2

UNIT 1 House and homec Boil an egg.3 Write a letter or email to a relative, thanking them for giving you the moneyto buy a present for your birthday or name day. Describe what you have bought,and tell them how it will be useful or enjoyable.3

Cambridge Checkpoint English 74 Think about the meaning of the proverbs and try to explain them by paraphrasing(changing them into your own words).a People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.b The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.c If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.d Darkness reigns at the foot of the lighthouse.4

UNIT 1 House and homee Good fences make good neighbours.5a Define each part of speech, then give five examples of b What part of speech are the words below?a rememberd itb differente franticallyc teacherf between5

Cambridge Checkpoint English 76 Put full stops and capital letters in the right places in the passage below. (Where there is nojoining word, a full stop is needed.)About this time I had an experience that taught me that nature is not always kind one day myteacher and I were returning from a long ramble the morning had been fine but it was growingwarm and sultry when at last we turned our faces homeward two or three times we stopped torest under a tree by the wayside our last halt was under a wild cherry tree a short distance fromthe house the shade was welcome and the tree was so easy to climb that with my teacher’sassistance I was able to scramble to a seat in the branches it was so cool up in the tree thatMiss Sullivan proposed that we have our luncheon there I promised to keep still while she wentto the house to fetch it.From The Story of My Life by Helen Keller7The spelling rule is that a long vowel is usually followed by a single consonant;a short vowel by a double consonant. Add ‘ing’ to these 20 mebanforgetstarestargreetwritedinesit6

UNIT 1 House and home8 Complete the five similes using a comparison of your own.They leapt through the airlike monkeys.a The abandoned house was as scary asb I was so relieved to arrive home that I felt as ifc The kids shouting in the school playground sounded liked The teacher looked so angry that she reminded them ofe The feeling of being lost in the overgrown garden was similar to9 After you have skimmed the passage on page 8 for the gist (general meaning):a Write one sentence saying what its main points are.7

Cambridge Checkpoint English 7b Scan the passage and highlight or underline the signs that a house may be haunted.People more often claim to have heard ghosts than to have seen them. Slamming doors, movingfurniture and breaking glass are the most common sounds heard in so-called haunted houses,as well as the sound of footsteps, of course. The sound of objects flying around a room andcrashing into things is also reported where a poltergeist is apparently involved. Musical instruments –pianos and violins especially – sometimes play themselves. Of theactual human noises, weeping and screaming are favourites.Ghosts rarely speak, it seems. When a spectral figure actuallyappears in person, it is nearly always wearing periodcostume of a sombre colour, or the long, shapeless,floating white garment which is traditional attire forghosts. They are sometimes accompanied bytransparent domestic animals, in particular dogs,cats and horses. Smells are also often mentionedby those who believe their house has a ghostlypresence. Of these, the scent of flowers, especiallyroses, is the most common for some reason.8

Welcome to Cambridge Checkpoint English Stage 7. The Cambridge Checkpoint English course covers the Cambridge Secondary 1 English framework and is divided into three stages: 7, 8 and 9. This Workbook has 12 units which offer support in the skills covered in the corresponding units of the Stage 7 Coursebook. T