symbolizes the magazine’s by adopting the thematic model.
Each issue comprises, , and . Each article/section is accompanied by notes; the comprehension sections also include comprehension questions, crafted carefully to closely follow the ‘O’ level format and standard of questions.
Each issue also includes student essays. These include both and , the latter being essays that require some improvement. The Tweak essays are then modified slightly and the modified essay is printed side-by-side with the original one. Seeing the essays written by their peers serve as a motivation for our student readers.
iTHINK will help you to:
- Be engaged in stories and issues which teenagers face on a personal basis
- Develop critical thinking, reading and presentation skills
- Prepare well for higher-level essays and comprehension exercises which are important in secondary school syllabus
- Inspire a love for reading
INSPIRE is akin to a ‘tonic’, inspiring students to love reading, and be inspired to better themselves. The slew of interesting articles that cover a range of topics in each issue provide students with more than just entertainment, serving to tickle their intellectual curiosity and kindle a love for lifelong reading and learning.
True to its tagline, ‘Amazing Stories’, this magazine
Each issue comprises, , and . Each article/section is accompanied by notes, and the comprehension sections include comprehension questions, crafted carefully to closely follow the ‘O’ level format, while the standard of the questions caters well to the lower secondary students.
Similar to the iTHINK Write issue, the INSPIRE Write issue also includes . These include both Model student essays and Tweak student essays, the latter being essays that require some improvement. The Tweak essays are then modified slightly and the modified essay is printed next to the original one. The student essays motivate our student writers and create an interest in writing.
The judicious use of images and colour make the issue more interesting for the students and motivates them to pick it up and read. The INSPIRE Write Issue has received lots of positive feedback from lower secondary school students and teachers.
INSPIRE was nominated by Singapore Book Awards 2018.
will help you to:
- Observe various themes and interests
- Engage with language games
- Practice with exam-type questions
- Be exposed to different writing styles
- Ignite a love for reading
Be , with “i” magazine
What do you get when you blend English language learning with five cups of entertainment, ten tablespoons of confidence boosters, ten tablespoons of fun and a dash of mischief? The result is “i” magazine!
is an upbeat theme-based read that features articles and comic strips of such as food (Chomp), popular media (Media Mania), and wild animals (Walking with the Wild).
It also features regular sections such as Growing Pains (Life Hacks!), Line of Work (Career), The Red Carpet (Inspiring Personalities) and Lang Game, which are popular amongst our young readers. “i” magazine is all about the learner.
that stands out boldly from the rest. If you have learners who have little interest in reading and cannot seem to get past the first page or if you simply want to provide an exciting reading experience for your child, let them read “
The texts in this follow closely the standard and format of texts outlined in the The Lang Game section consists of crossword puzzles, word search and anagrams whereas Growing Pains helps students understand and manage their emotions better.
The issue includes , among others. The use of for audio recordings of listening and oral activities also makes it a more interesting and effective experience for the students.
“i” magazine also contains
will help you to:
- Boost your confidence
- Increase your knowledge
- Be entertained and inspired
- Better manage anger and stress
- Improve your English
It’s packed with and much more – all beautifully written and illustrated, with puzzles, games and colouring too!
Every issue of comes with one classic story, one or two poems and an extract from a favourite children’s book. The variety of stories are
Some stories include:
- The Hare and the Tortoise
- The Lion and the Mouse
- Town Mouse and Country Mouse
- Jack and the Beanstalk
- Three Little Pigs
- The Cat Maiden
- The Three Fishes
Find out more about the brilliant stories inside!
will help you:
- Learn morals and life lessons the fun way
- Inculcate a love for poetry
- Spark interest in English through stories
- Engage in the appreciation of cultures through classic tales from all over the world
- Taste the essence of children’s literature with abridged extracts
Find out more our stakeholders commented on our publications
Our school has subscribed to the iThink and Inspire magazines for our students over the past 12 months. An amazing resource that we recommend to other schools.
Both magazines are wonderful interactive reading resources used within our English department to support our teaching and learning. The articles and images are relevant, vibrant and current and as educators we are continually looking for resources that promote student engagement. The content of each page connects powerfully with the context of living and growing up in Singapore.
The interactive commentaries, word challenges and comprehension activities allow students to take ownership of their own learning and teachers have often found them working together in groups to solve the crosswords or listening with shared smartphones to the links provided. This is without any direction from the teachers.
The iTHINK magazine additionally supports the IB Diploma English B course which is developed around broad themes. The breadth of topics explored within each edition allows teachers to select relevant articles that align with the issues being explored in class, develop general knowledge and vocabulary and more importantly allow an appreciation and understanding of the people and landscape of Singapore. The articles written by students are particularly useful writing examples.
We continue to use the Inspire magazines across Years 7-9 in particular and the students eagerly await each new edition with their glossy photographs, interesting headlines and captions. The magazines are thoughtfully edited with attention to different text types and genres which are useful when examining audience and composition.
Our school will continue to subscribe to both Inspire and iThink as the feedback is always positive and we are happy with the flexibility in which the magazines can be incorporated into our curriculum.
A wonderful resource that is always delivered on time with excellent customer service and keenly anticipated by our staff and students.
Nexus International School, Singapore