Garnet Education

Developing Skills 1
Course Book with audio CDs

By Terry Phillips and Anna Phillips With Chris Gough and D'Arcy Adrian Vallance

Developing Skills 1
Mixed media product - Course Book with audio CDs, 226 pages £22.00
Published: 31st May 2011
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ISBN: 9781859646380
Format: 280mm x 210mm
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Category: Starting-Building-Developing Skills
Level: Intermediate to upper intermediate
CEF: B1 to B2
IELTS: 5.0 to 6.0

Series: Starting-Building-Developing Skills

Developing Skills 1: Course Book

This course will help you improve your competence in English for college or university study to an upper-intermediate level.

In Book 1:

Listening skills include:

  • following a lecture
  • using symbols and abbreviations in notes
  • recognizing signposts and digressions
  • understanding and noting the main points

Reading skills include:

  • confirming precise meaning
  • extracting relevant information from case studies
  • looking for evidence
  • narrative descriptions
  • finding the main information in active and passive sentences

Speaking skills include:

  • describing similarity and difference
  • discussing case studies
  • comparing more than two things
  • exchanging information
  • reporting on research

Writing skills include:

  • concluding opinions
  • joining sentences
  • using the passive to describe a process
  • discursive essays, reviews, instructions, e-mails, ‘how to’ texts

Starting Skills Books 1 and 2 with Building Skills Books 1 and 2 and Developing Skills Books 1 and 2 form a six-level course for higher education studies in English which will take you from Starter to Upper Intermediate.

Accompanying Workbook and Teacher's Book also available.


Book Map
Skills Map
Unit 1: Theories in Education
Unit 2: Nature or Nurture?
Unit 3: Motivation and Management
Unit 4: Weather Forecasting and Temperature Control
Unit 5: Geology and Geography
Revision 1
Unit 6: Teaching and Learning
Unit 7: Growing Up, Making Decisions
Unit 8: Job Satisfaction
Unit 9: Dealing with the Weather
Unit 10: Natural Resources
Revision 2
Resources Section
Word Lists:

"The Building Skills and Developing Skills series are the best choice as they provide students with useful and practical language and skills." 

- PAY Chheng How, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Humanities, University of Cambodia

Publication Details:

 Mixed media product - Course Book with audio CDs, 226 pages
 280mm x 210mm
Contains full colour photos, tables and illustrations

BIC Code:
 Garnet Education


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