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English for Academic Study: Speaking & Pronunciation American Edition
Instructor's Manual

By Joan McCormack, Sebastian Watkins, Jonathan Smith and Annette Margolis

English for Academic Study: Speaking & Pronunciation American Edition
Paperback - Instructor's Manual, 100 pages £18.00
Published: 31st January 2011
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ISBN: 9781859645758
Format: 254mm x 203mm
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Category: English for Academic Purposes
Level: Upper intermediate to proficiency, TOEFL 500 to 600
IELTS: 5.0 to 7.0

Series: English for Academic Study Series (American Editions)

English for Academic Study: Speaking & Pronunciation

EAS Speaking & Pronunciation is for students who need to communicate clearly and effectively in an academic environment. The book is designed to help students develop the speaking skills they need to participate in academic classes and discussions, and to enable them to improve their presentation skills. It makes use of engaging topics such as: changing roles in the family, the influence of the media, and science and the paranormal. The book also aims to help students develop their pronunciation to a level that will enable the listener to understand them with ease. The Speaking and Pronunciation sections can be studied separately, or used together as part of an integrated program of study.

Speaking focus includes:

  • Developing a presentation
  • Participating in a discussion
  • Anticipating arguments before a discussion
  • Using a text to support ideas
  • Presenting information from charts
  • Leading a class
  • Finding a focus for a presentation
  • Designing a questionnaire
  • Participating in a debate
  • Presenting a research proposal

Pronunciation focus includes:

  • Vowel sounds, word stress, and weak forms
  • Vowel sounds and word stress forms
  • Consonant sounds and sentence stress
  • Consonant sounds and word stress on two-syllable words
  • Diphthongs and sounds in connected speech
  • Consonant clusters and tone units
  • Diphthongs and tone units
  • Consonant clusters and intonation

Each unit has weblinks offering additional information and activities, related to both speaking skills and pronunciation, and the topics covered in the units. A dedicated website,, offers further instructor resources.

The book can be used in conjunction with the following books in the English for academic study series, also published by Garnet Education: EAS Reading & Writing, EAS Extended Writing & Research Skills, EAS Listening and EAS Vocabulary.

Speaking Contents

Unit 1: Communicating in Academic Situations
Unit 2: Classes and Discussions
Unit 3: Examining Underlying Assumptions
Unit 4: Reading into Speaking
Unit 5: The Use of Data
Unit 6: Consolidation Unit
Unit 7: Supporting Your Point of View
Unit 8: Collecting and Presenting Data
Unit 9: Thinking Rationally
Unit 10: The Importance of Reflection
Reading Texts
Appendix 1: Useful language
Appendix 2: Miscellaneous instructor's manual

Publication Details:

 Paperback - Instructor's Manual, 100 pages
 254mm x 203mm
Contains black and white tables and illustrations

BIC Code:
  FOR007000, LAN018000
 Garnet Education


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