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English for Academic Study: Speaking – Course eBook with Audio and Answers (eBook 316917)

Joan McCormack and Sebastian Watkins

£16.00

A university preparation course published in collaboration with the University of Reading.

ISBN: 9781782603603

Upper intermediate to proficiency
CEF Level: B2 to C2  IELTS Level: 5.0 to 7.5+

eBook edition

Product Description

This eBook edition includes on-page hotspots that link to answers and where available audio and video tracks, allowing teachers to display the answers and play media content quickly and conveniently. For further information and access to your eBook purchase, please click the Access eBook tab.

This fully updated 2012 edition of English for Academic Study: Speaking will help you develop the speaking and presentation skills you need to participate effectively in academic seminars and discussions.

The units are based on the following topics:

  • Being a successful student
  • Learning online
  • Changing roles in the family
  • A healthy lifestyle
  • The influence of the media
  • The world of work
  • Protecting the environment
  • Science and the paranormal
  • Studying in a new environment

Each unit includes discussions and presentations that relate to the topic of the unit. The written and listening texts will give you different perspectives on the topic and provide evidence to support your ideas – one of the essential features of academic life. There is also a learner diary at the end of each unit to help you think about the process of learning and the strategies you are developing.

The Course Book includes unit summaries to give you a quick overview of what you have covered, and a comprehensive glossary of terms. Each unit also has weblinks offering additional information and activities, relating to both speaking skills and the topics covered in the units. Visit the dedicated English for Academic Study website at www.englishforacademicstudy.com for even more resources.

This book can be used in conjunction with the following books in the English for Academic Study (EAS) series, also published by Garnet Education: EAS: Reading, EAS: Writing, EAS: Extended Writing & Research Skills, EAS: Listening, EAS: Vocabulary, EAS: Pronunciation, and EAS: Grammar for Writing.


Format: eBook

Publication date: 4 Feb 2020

Number of pages: 136

Contents

i. Introduction
1. Communicating in academic situations
2. Seminars and discussions
3. Examining underlying assumptions
4. Reading into speaking
5. Building up a discussion
6. Consolidation: Seminar skills practice
7. Supporting your point of view
8. Collecting and presenting data
9. Thinking rationally
10. The importance of reflection
g. Glossary
r. Reading texts
t. Transcripts
a. Appendices

Author details

Joan McCormack is the Director of the Self-Access Centre at the University of Reading, and works as an EAP Lecturer and Course Director. She has worked in Japan, Peru and Spain, and has been involved in the field of EAP for the past 12 years.

Her areas of interest include the development of materials for teaching extended academic writing and research skills, as well as fostering the development of learner autonomy in students.

Joan is co-author of two of the titles in the English for Academic Study series: Extended Writing and Research Skills and Speaking.

Sebastian Watkins co-authored the Speaking title in the English for Academic Study series, published by Garnet Education. Since 2002, he has also taught English for Academic Purposes at the University of Reading to both pre-sessional and in-sessional students.

Prior to that, Sebastian spent time working in Spain, Turkey, Hungary and Oman, concentrating on Business English, IELTS preparation and teacher training on UCLES CELTA courses. He received a Masters in TEFL from the University of Reading in 2004.

He also directs and teaches on tailor-made short courses in ESP for a range of external sponsors.

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Reviews

“If you spend a few minutes flipping through their pages, you will discover a real treasure for your academic classes. It is definitely worth reading them!”

Liliana Burga Yuy for IATEFL Voices, Issue 236, January / February 2014

“ …this is a comprehensive course book that achieves its aims and contextualises new skills. It successfully includes essential useful phrases for academic study and gives students the opportunity to recycle what they have learnt.”

Jessica Vicary and Katie Mansfield for the ESP SIG Journal, Issue 40, October 2012

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