Progressive Skills 4 Listening & Speaking Teacher’s Book

Terry Phillips, Anna Phillips


A new four-level academic course, designed to prepare students for entry into English-medium study.

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ISBN: 9781908614193

Upper intermediate
CEF Level: B2  IELTS Level: 5.0 to 5.5

Product Description

Progressive Skills: Listening & Speaking Level 4

Do you need English in your studies? Then you need Progressive Skills: Listening and Speaking Level 4

Listening skills include:

  • note-taking, using scientific numbering
  • using lecture handouts effectively
  • understanding a speaker’s arguments
  • understanding concessions
  • recognizing start / end of digressions

Speaking skills include:

  • clarifying issues in a discussion
  • raising / dealing with an objection
  • expressing and dealing with uncertainty
  • summarizing
  • referring to research

Topics include:

  • Geography and the modern world: Geography and development, Geography and water problems
  • Communication: Communicating far and wide, Communication aids
  • Media and advertising: The case against television,
  • The hidden persuaders Living life to the full: Life systems, A sporting life
  • The past, present and future of food: Agriculture through history, Interfering with nature?

Did you know? Progressive Skills books are also available in combined, four-skill editions, with added Portfolio materials: Progressive Skills in English Level 1,Progressive Skills in English Level 2, Progressive Skills in English Level 3 and Progressive Skills in English Level 4.


Format: Paperback


Book maps
Theme 1: Geography and the modern world
Theme 2: Communication
Theme 3: Media and advertising
Theme 4: Living life to the full
Theme 5: The past, present and future of food
Workbook answers
Word list

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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