English for Academic Study: Speaking & Pronunciation American Edition Course Book with audio CDs

English for Academic Study: Speaking & Pronunciation American Edition Course Book with audio CDs
Brand: Garnet Education
Product Code: 9781859645697
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English for Academic Study: Speaking & Pronunciation American Edition Course Book with audio CDs
Author: Joan McCormack, Sebastian Watkins, Jonathan Smith and Annette Margolis
Published: 26th February 2010
Level: Upper intermediate to proficiency | TOEFL 500 to 600 | IELTS: 5.0 to 7.0
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English for Academic Study: Speaking & Pronunciation

EAS Speaking & Pronunciation is for students who need to communicate clearly and effectively in an academic environment. The book is designed to help students develop the speaking skills they need to participate in academic classes and discussions, and to enable them to improve their presentation skills. It makes use of engaging topics such as: changing roles in the family, the influence of the media, and science and the paranormal. The book also aims to help students develop their pronunciation to a level that will enable the listener to understand them with ease. The Speaking and Pronunciation sections can be studied separately, or used together as part of an integrated program of study.

Speaking focus includes:

  • Developing a presentation
  • Participating in a discussion
  • Anticipating arguments before a discussion
  • Using a text to support ideas
  • Presenting information from charts
  • Leading a class
  • Finding a focus for a presentation
  • Designing a questionnaire
  • Participating in a debate
  • Presenting a research proposal

Pronunciation focus includes:

  • Vowel sounds, word stress, and weak forms
  • Vowel sounds and word stress forms
  • Consonant sounds and sentence stress
  • Consonant sounds and word stress on two-syllable words
  • Diphthongs and sounds in connected speech
  • Consonant clusters and tone units
  • Diphthongs and tone units
  • Consonant clusters and intonation

Each unit has weblinks offering additional information and activities, related to both speaking skills and pronunciation, and the topics covered in the units. A dedicated website, www.englishforacademicstudy.com, offers further instructor resources.

The book can be used in conjunction with the following books in the English for academic study series, also published by Garnet Education: EAS Reading & Writing, EAS Extended Writing & Research Skills, EAS Listening and EAS Vocabulary.



Speaking Contents

Unit 1: Communicating in Academic Situations
Unit 2: Classes and Discussions
Unit 3: Examining Underlying Assumptions
Unit 4: Reading into Speaking
Unit 5: The Use of Data
Unit 6: Consolidation Unit
Unit 7: Supporting Your Point of View
Unit 8: Collecting and Presenting Data
Unit 9: Thinking Rationally
Unit 10: The Importance of Reflection
Reading Texts
Appendix 1: Signpost Expressions for Presentations
Appendix 2: Table
Appendix 3: Sample OHTs
Appendix 4: Preparing and Planning a Presentation
Appendix 5: Possible Topics for Class Discussions
Appendix 6: Career Drivers Questionnaire
Appendix 7: Sample Proposal
Appendix 8: Useful Language
Appendix 9: Photocopiable Handouts

Pronunciation Contents

Phonemic Alphabet
Unit 1: Vowel Sounds 1, Word Stress and Weak Forms
Unit 2: Vowel Sounds 2, Word Stress Patterns
Unit 3: Consonant Sounds 1, Sentence Stress
Unit 4: Consonant Sounds 2, Word Stress on Two-Syllable Words
Unit 5: Diphthongs 1, Sounds in Connected Speech
Unit 6: Consonant Clusters 1, Tone Units 1
Unit 7: Diphthongs 2, Tone Units 2
Unit 8: Consonant Clusters 2, Intonation

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