Developing Skills 2 Teacher’s Book

Terry Phillips, Anna Phillips, Kevin McNicholas


Preparing students for college and university English language programmes.

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ISBN: 9781859646434

Upper intermediate to proficiency
CEF Level: B2 to Low C1  IELTS Level: 6.0 to 6.5

Product Description


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


Format: Paperback


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
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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