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Starting Skills in English - Listening and Speaking - Part A- Teacher Book
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Starting Skills in English Listening and Speaking Part A Teacher's Book Starting Skills in English is specially designed for false beginners and remedial learners. It is divided into two parts, A and B. Students can enter the course at A or B level. Each part provides at least 150 hours' tuition. The whole course, therefore, provides at least 300 hours' tuition. There are three books in each part: Listening and Speaking, Reading and Writing, Vocabulary and Grammar. It is assumed that most users of the course will teach the books in this order, although it is not essential. The majority of the material in the third book, Vocabulary and Grammar, could be set as self-study.

Starting Skills in English Listening and Speaking: In Part A students learn how to hear and say 200 key words in isolation and context from the following knowledge areas: * Education * Daily Life * Work and Business * Science and Nature * The Physical World * Culture and Civilization * Technology * Art and Literature * Sports and Leisure * Nutrition and Health Students will also learn to: * ask about abilities; * hear and say key sounds in English; * ask about new words; * define objects; * describe objects - colour and size; * describe places; * hear and say key questions; * identify key factual information in speech; * introduce yourself; * listen for examples; * predict information in a talk; * predict the next word or phrase in a sentence; * talk about bar charts and pie charts; * talk about facts in the past; * talk about yourself; and * understand classroom instructions. This material is aimed at students with an IELTS level of 2.0. The exit level of this course is equivalent to an approximate TOEFL score of 250. Starting Skills in English Part B Listening and Speaking is also available. There are linked courses in Reading and Writing and Vocabulary and Grammar.

See the Skills in English website at for additional materials and help. Key Features * Listening texts a maximum of 400 words * Speaking tasks are short paragraphs * Teacher's Book containing a full answer key, language and culture notes, methodology notes and transcript of listening material * Allows beginners immediate access to study of academic English skills * Available as three books - Listening and Speaking, Reading and Writing, Vocabulary and Grammar - at two levels * Ideal for false beginners, i.e., students who have not achieved their full potential in English at school Accompanying Course Book, audio, Student Test Pack and Teacher Test Booklet also available.

Languages with Grant & CutlerEnglishELT: learning material & courseworkELT: specific skills Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd Publication Date: 01/03/2005 ISBN-13: 9781859648049  Details: Type: Board Format: Books
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Terry Phillips has worked in ELT for more than 35 years as a teacher, teaching supervisor, manager and language school owner. As a consultant, he has worked in more than 20 countries in all parts of the world, advising state and private language institutions on all aspects of school management. For the last ten years, he has been a full time freelance writer with his wife Anna, producing more than 160 published books in ELT. Although he and Anna have worked for all the major publishers, all recent works have been for Garnet Education, including the multi-level EAP course, Skills in English. The course was highly commended in The Duke of Edinburgh's English Speaking Union Award for 2004. It is taught in a large number of universities in the UK and around the world. Terry and Anna are currently working on New Skills in English, a fully revised and updated version of the course. Terry is also the series editor of the new English for Specific Academic Purposes series for Garnet Education, which aims to prepare students to entry into a particular faculty for English-medium tertiary education. The series recently won the ESU award. Anna Phillips has worked in ELT for more than 30 years. She has worked as a teacher of both multilingual and monolingual classes, with teenagers and adults, in both the UK and abroad. Anna began writing materials for special courses as a senior teacher working for the British Council in Oman. Later, as Director of Studies and Owner-Manager of the International House school in Oman, she spent much of her time adapting and developing materials, owing to the lack of suitable course books for the needs of the students. During this period Anna was also extensively involved in teacher training, both in-service and also for CELTA and DELTA. She was also an examiner for CELTA and travelled extensively throughout the Gulf region in this role. In 1989 Anna completed her MA (TEFL) from Reading University. Since returning to the UK, Anna has worked with Terry Phillips on a large number of textbooks for a variety of publishers. Most recently, she and Terry have been working on the Skills in English series. Anna's particular interest is making course books more 'user friendly' for teachers who are not native speakers of English, and so she has been very much involved in developing resources for the teachers using the UAE version of Skills in English. Anna is currently working on New Skills in English, a completely revised and extended version of the current series.

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