Garnet Education

Building Skills 1
Course Book with audio CDs

By Terry Phillips and Anna Phillips

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Mixed media product - Course Book with audio CDs, 186 pages £22.00
Published: 21st September 2010
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ISBN: 9781859646311
Format: 280mm x 210mm
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Category: Starting-Building-Developing Skills
Level: Pre-intermediate to intermediate
CEF: A2 to B1
IELTS: 3.0 to 4.5

Series: Starting-Building-Developing Skills

Building Skills 1: Course Book

Have you studied English at school? Do you need to improve your competence in English? Then you need Building Skills.

This course will help you improve your competence in the skills of English for college or university study.

In Book 1:

Listening skills include:

  • predicting what comes next
  • understanding spoken spellings and definitions
  • following instructions
  • identifying names
  • identifying important words

Speaking skills include:

  • asking about meaning and pronunciation
  • checking sounds in a dictionary
  • giving personal information
  • expressing likes and dislikes
  • requesting, accepting and rejecting help

Reading skills include:

  • predicting content from illustrations, subheadings and topic sentences
  • word attack skills
  • locating information
  • transferring information

Writing skills include:

  • ordering information
  • referring
  • describing habits and routines, location and places

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

Accompanying Workbook and Teacher's Book also available.


Book Map
Skills Map
Unit 1: Student Life
Unit 2: Organizing Your Time
Unit 3: Work Starts Now!
Unit 4: The Sun, The Air, The Rain
Unit 5: Where Is Your Country?
Revision 1
Unit 6: Festivals
Unit 7: A Brief History of Travel
Unit 8: Telling a Story
Unit 9: Games We Play
Unit 10: A Balanced Diet
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, 186 pages
 280mm x 210mm
Contains full colour photos, tables and illustrations

BIC Code:
 Garnet Education


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