Progressive Skills in English 3 Course Book with audio CDs and DVD

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: 9781859646823

CEF Level: B2  IELTS Level: 5.0 to 5.5

Product Description


Progressive Skills in English 3: Course Book

Do you need English in your studies? Then you need the Progressive 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:

  • recording sources
  • recognizing the main points
  • understanding signpost language
  • identifying and recording units of measurement
  • choosing the best form for notes

Speaking skills include:

  • preparing for a talk
  • starting and ending an extended turn
  • reporting problems with research
  • reacting to tutorial contributions
  • talking about processes

Reading skills include:

  • recognizing sentence function
  • reading line graphs
  • distinguishing between fact and theory
  • understanding non-text markers
  • recognizing the writer’s point of view or bias

Writing skills include:

  • writing Argument essays
  • writing research reports
  • writing For and against essays
  • writing Description essays
  • writing Discussion essays

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? Progressive Skills is also available in separate Listening & Speaking, Reading and Writing courses.

Accompanying Progressive Skills in English 3 Workbook and Teacher’s Book also available.


Format: Paperback


Book maps
Theme 1: Remembering and forgetting
Theme 2: Friends and family
Theme 3: Managing to be successful
Theme 4: Natural cycles
Theme 5: Customs: origins and effects
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.


"The DVD is fantastic for students learning to take notes."

- Michelle Tamala, La Trobe University, Melbourne

"Makes a refreshing change from a lot of the US-based books on the market."

- Elizabeth Hollis-Watts for Modern English Teacher, Vol. 22, No 2, April 2013