Garnet Education

Developing Skills 2
Course Book with audio CDs

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

Developing Skills 2
Mixed media product - Course Book with audio CDs, 237 pages £22.00
Published: 31st May 2011
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ISBN: 9781859646410
Format: 280mm x 210mm
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Category: Starting-Building-Developing Skills
Level: Upper intermediate to proficiency
CEF: B2 to Low C1
IELTS: 6.0 to 6.5

Series: Starting-Building-Developing Skills

Developing Skills 2: Course Book

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

In Book 2:

Listening skills include:

  • features of a lecture
  • distinguishing between facts and opinions
  • guessing spelling
  • understanding a speaker’s argument

Reading skills include:

  • finding information in a sentence
  • understanding the writer’s attitude
  • understanding statistics, graphs and charts
  • understanding technical descriptions
  • identifying the main point

Speaking skills include:

  • using question tags
  • telling stories
  • talking about inability and possibility
  • expressing preferences and making suggestions

Writing skills include:

  • using demonstratives
  • describing graphs and charts
  • joining sentences
  • writing an assignment

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: Society, Culture and Civilization
Unit 2: Inventions
Unit 3: Literature
Unit 4: Leisure and Tourism
Unit 5: Health and Hygiene
Revision 1
Unit 6: Ancient Civilizations
Unit 7: Advances
Unit 8: Charles Dickens
Unit 9: The Tourist Industry
Unit 10: Fitness and Disability
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, 237 pages
 280mm x 210mm
Contains full colour photos, tables and illustrations

BIC Code:
 Garnet Education


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