New Skills in English: Level 1 Workbook with audio CDs

Terry Phillips, Anna Phillips


Preparing students for entry into colleges and universities.

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ISBN: 9781859644928

CEF Level: B1  IELTS Level: 4.0 to 5.0

Product Description

New Skills in English: Level 1 Workbook

Do you need English in your studies? Then you need the New Skills in English Course.

The course builds the skills required for lectures, tutorials, reading research and written assignments in English.

Now with fantastic, extensive online resources at

Listening skills include:

  • waiting for definitions
  • understanding signpost language
  • predicting the next word from context
  • predicting content from linking words
  • note-taking

Speaking skills include:

  • organizing a talk
  • taking turns
  • giving a talk with slides
  • taking part in a tutorial
  • checking sounds in a dictionary

Reading skills include:

  • using co-text to prepare to read
  • word-attack skills
  • finding and using topic sentences
  • looking for examples
  • transferring information
  • finding information quickly

Writing skills include:

  • gathering and recording information
  • organizing information into paragraphs
  • using chronological markers
  • referring to tables and figures

The New Skills in English Course prepares students for entry into English-medium study. It is also ideal for students who wish to improve their scores in skill-based examinations for university entry requirements, such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Rather than focusing on exam preparation, the New Skills in English Course teaches the necessary skills as part of a systematic programme of language development.

Go to for fantastic, free student resources to practise, and improve on your skills. Resources include practice activities for: vocabulary, grammar, reading, listening and speaking.

Did you know? The course is also available as separate Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing courses.

Accompanying Course Book (with audio DVD and DVD) and Teacher’s Book also available.


Format: Paperback


Theme 1: Education
Theme 2: Psychology and sociology
Theme 3: Work and business
Theme 4: Science and nature
Theme 5: The physical world
Theme 6: Culture and civilization
Theme 7: Technology
Theme 8: Arts and media
Theme 9: Sports and leisure
Theme 10: Nutrition and health

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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