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.
31 May 2011
Number of pages: 226
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
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
Chris Gough has taught in the UK and Spain and was involved in teacher training in the UK for a number of years. He now spends all his time writing materials, though he still regularly moderates training courses for Trinity. Chris has written titles for various publishers including supplementary vocabulary and reading resources. He has been writing with Garnet for nearly two years. He lives in Brighton with his wife, Gerry and daughter, Isobel.
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.
"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