Building Skills 2 Teacher’s Book

Terry Phillips, Anna Phillips


Preparing students for entry into colleges and universities.

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ISBN: 9781859646373

Pre-intermediate to intermediate
CEF Level: B1  IELTS Level: 4.0 to 5.0

Product Description


Building Skills 2: Teacher’s 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 Course Book and Workbook also available.


Format: Paperback


Book Map
Skills Map
Unit 1: Revising and Remembering
Unit 2: Relationships
Unit 3: Making Decisions
Unit 4: Cycles and Processes
Unit 5: Comparing Countries
Revision 1
Unit 6: Rites of Passage
Unit 7: Inventions in Communications
Unit 8: Literature of East and West
Unit 9: Why and How and When?
Unit 10: Truths and Myths
Revision 2
Workbook Answers
Word Lists:

Author details

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.

Terry is the series editor of the 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 won the ESU award in 2009.

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. Anna’s particular interest is making course books more ‘user friendly’ for teachers who are not native speakers of English.


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