Improve your Skills for Advanced (CAE) is a four book series for students preparing to take the Cambridge English: Advanced exam. The series aims to develop the skills, language and exam techniques required to achieve success in the exam. The series can be used for self-study or in class. Each of the 12 topic-based units guides you through the activities step by step. Improve your Skills: Writing for Advanced offers complete preparation for the Writing paper. Each unit includes: Skills focus with exercises and examples to develop the skills for all the Cambridge English: Advanced Writing tasks; Language development with helpful phrases and vocabulary to use in each Writing task to ensure students are well prepared and confident; Skills tips with ideas on how to approach Writing tasks in Advanced; Practice test with authentic Writing tasks based on the unit topic with model answers.
The C1 Advanced Student's Book consolidates academic study skills. Students' analytical skills are challenged with an increased range of authentic written and spoken academic texts. From essay organisation, taking notes, group discussion to writing references and paraphrasing texts, the students are presented with a wealth of practice opportunities to enhance all academic skills at this level. The course further develops independent learning skills and critical thinking through "Study tips" sections and allows for personalisation of learning in the 'Focus on your subject' sections. Lecture and seminar skills units provide authentic practice in listening to lectures and participating in seminars.
“Of the over one hundred new publications on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), this one truly stands out! In the second edition of Building Academic Language, Jeff Zwiers presents a much-needed, comprehensive roadmap to cultivating academic language development across all disciplines, this time placing the rigor and challenges of the CCSS front and center. A must-have resource!” —Andrea Honigsfeld, EdD, Molloy College “Language is critical to the development of content learning as students delve more deeply into specific disciplines. When students possess strong academic language, they are better able to critically analyze and synthesize complex ideas and abstract concepts. In this second edition of Building Academic Language, Jeff Zwiers successfully builds the connections between the Common Core State Standards and academic language. This is the ‘go to’ resource for content teachers as they transition to the expectations for college and career readiness.” —Katherine S. McKnight, PhD, National Louis University With the adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) by most of the United States, students need help developing their understanding and use of language within the academic context. This is crucially important throughout middle school and high school, as the subjects discussed and concepts taught require a firm grasp of language in order to understand the greater complexity of the subject matter. Building Academic Language shows teachers what they can do to help their students grasp language principles and develop the language skills they’ll need to reach their highest levels of academic achievement. The Second Edition of Building Academic Language includes new strategies for addressing specific Common Core standards and also provides answers to the most important questions across various content areas, including: What is academic language and how does it differ by content area? How can language-building activities support content understanding for students? How can teachers assist students in using language more effectively, especially in the academic context? How can academic language usage be modeled routinely in the classroom? How can lesson planning and assessment support academic language development? An essential resource for teaching all students, this book explains what every teacher needs to know about language for supporting reading, writing, and academic learning.
Do ever wish that you could write the perfect university essay? Are you left baffled about where to start? This easy-to-use guide walks you through the nuts and bolts of academic writing, helping you develop your essay-writing skills and achieve higher marks. From identifying the essay type and planning a structure, to honing your research skills, managing your time, finding an essay voice, and referencing correctly, Writing Essays For Dummies shows you how to stay on top of each stage of the essay-writing process, to help you produce a well-crafted and confident final document. Writing Essays For Dummies covers: Part I: Navigating a World of Information Chapter 1: Mapping Your Way: Starting to Write Essays Chapter 2: Identifying the essay type Part II: Researching, Recording and Reformulating Chapter 3: Eyes Down: Academic reading Chapter 4: Researching Online Chapter 5: Note-taking and Organising your Material Chapter 6: Avoiding Plagiarism Part III: Putting Pen to Paper Chapter 7: Writing as a process Chapter 8: Getting Going and Keeping Going Part IV: Mastering Language and Style Chapter 9: Writing with Confidence Chapter 10: Penning the Perfect Paragraph Chapter 11: Finding Your Voice Part V: Tightening Your Structure and Organisation Chapter 12: Preparing the Aperitif: The Introduction Chapter 13: Serving the Main Course: The Essay’s Body Chapter 14: Dishing up Dessert: The Conclusion Chapter 15: Acknowledging Sources of Information Part VI: Finishing with a Flourish: The Final Touches Chapter 16: It’s all in the detail Chapter 17: Perfecting Your Presentation Chapter 18: The afterglow Part VII: Part of Tens
NorthStar, now in its third edition, motivates students to achieve their academic as well as personal goals. NorthStar continues to provide an integrated approach in five levels, with two complementary strands: Reading and Writing and Listening and Speaking. What is special about the third edition? NEW THEMES and UPDATED CONTENT - presented in a variety of genres, including literature and lectures, and in authentic reading and listening selections - challenge and engage students intellectually. ENHANCED FOCUS ON ACADEMIC SKILLS, such as organizing, inferencing, synthesizing, and note taking, and more purposeful integration of critical thinking activities, prepare students for success in the classroom In the Listening and Speaking strand, a structured approach leads students to organize and produce an integrated oral presentation, debate, interview, or role play. In the Reading and Writing strand, a new, fully integrated writing section leads students step-by-step through a meaningful academic writing assignment. In the Teacher's Manual, all new Unit Achievement Tests are designed to confirm progress and improve scores on standardized tests. A NEW DESIGN with full color pages, more photos, illustrations, and graphic organizers fosters student engagement and makes the content and activities come alive.
Improve your IELTS Skills 4.5-6.0 is a three book series for students preparing to take the IELTS exam. The series aims to develop the skills, language and test techniques required to achieve an IELTS band score of 6. The series can be used for self-study or in class. Each of the ten topic-based units guides you through the activities step by step. READING FOR IELTS 4.5-6.0 offers complete preparation for the Academic IELTS Reading paper. Each unit includes: - Skills focus with exercises and examples to develop key reading skills. - Word skills for IELTS with useful vocabulary for academic reading. - Technique boxes with ideas on how to approach the IELTS Reading tasks. - Exam reading texts with authentic test questions.
"IELTS Advantage: Writing Skills" is a fully comprehensive resource for passing the writing section of the IELTS exam with a grade of 6.5-7.0 or higher. Students are guided step-by-step through the different tasks in the writing module, using material developed in the classroom, by authors with many years' experience in helping hundreds of IELTS candidates achieve a high IELTS score. "IELTS Advantage: Writing Skills": shows students how to organise and structure an answer for all types of task 1 and 2 questions; contains a model essay in each unit, showing students exactly what is required; contains a general interest article in each unit, developing ideas and vocabulary for a common topic in the exam; quickly develops students' fluency and confidence in producing pieces of writing through a focus on academic vocabulary and collocations; and, contains grammar exercises in each unit, showing students how to apply a wide range of grammar items in their IELTS writing. Key features: suitable for classroom study or self-study; includes answer key; real writing samples from IELTS students, with examiners' comments, show in detail what is required to achieve a 6.5 , for example, frequent exam tips from the authors' experience as IELTS examiners help students achieve a higher score; and, check and challenge sections allow students to revise material and take their writing to the next level. "IELTS Advantage" is a series of course books offering step-by-step guidance to achieving a high IELTS score.
The series helps students gain insight into how academic text is organized and how to read effectively. Making Connections Intermediate is a reading skills and strategies book that prepares students for college-level reading. It has six high-interest thematic units, each with multiple readings. The readings are written in an accessible academic discourse style, providing practice for intermediate-level students who will eventually need to access authentic academic text.
Northstar, now in its third edition, motivates students to succeed in their academic as well as personal language goals. For each of the five levels, the two strands – Reading and Writing and Listening and Speaking – provide a fully integrated approach for students and teachers.
Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Level 1 Phonics have been designed to introduce concepts which will form the basis of children's reading and writing skills. These four exciting and colourful Phonics books focus on: - letter sounds and letter shapes - the alphabet and letter names - reading simple words and sentences.
Northstar, now in its third edition, motivates students to succeed in their academic as well as personal language goals. For each of the five levels, the two strands - Reading and Writing and Listening and Speaking - provide a fully integrated approach for students and teachers. What is Special about the Third Edition? - New Themes and Updated Content - presented in a variety of genres and in authentic materials - challenge and engage students intellectually. - Enhanced Focus on Academic Skills, more purposeful integration of critical thinking, and an enhanced focus on academic skills such as inferencing, synthesizing, notetaking, and test taking help students develop strategies for success in the classroom and on standardized tests. -A new, fully integrated writing section leads students through the writing process with engaging writing assignments focusing on various rhetorical modes. - A New Design with full color pages, more photos, illustrations, and graphic organizers fosters student engagement and makes the content come alive. MyNorthStarLab. NorthStar is now available with MyNorthStarLab - an easy-to-use, powerful online program for students and teachers that saves time and improves test scores. -Students receive personalized instruction and practice in all four skills. Audio, video, and test preparation are all in one place - available anywhere, anytime. -Teachers can take advantage of many resources including online assessments, a flexible gradebook, and tools for monitoring student progress. -Unlimited access to reading and audio selections, DVD segments, as well as original activities that support and extend the Northstar program. Teacher's Manual -A unit-by-unit guide including overviews, suggested times, step-by-step teaching suggestions, expansion and homework activities, and links to the companion strand and to MyNorthStarLab - Detailed multi-level strategies and activities so instructors can reach students at different proficiency levels. -The Student Book Answer Key and unit word lists for easy reference. -Reproducible Unit Achievement Tests to save time and allow teachers to evaluate students' progress.
Northstar, now in its third edition, motivates students to succeed in their academic as well as personal language goals. For each of the five levels, the two strands - Reading and Writing and Listening and Speaking - provide a fully integrated approach for students and teachers.
Did you know that just 2000 words make up 80% of English that is used? The Longman WordWise Dictionary helps students reach intermediate level by focussing on these 2000 key words — now with the new Longman Memory Coach CD-ROM, providing extensive interactive practice to help students learn and remember essential words and structures more effectively.
A SCIENTIFIC APPROACH TO WRITING Technical ideas may be solid or even groundbreaking, but if these ideas cannot be clearly communicated, reviewers of technical documents—e.g., proposals for research funding, articles submitted to scientific journals, and business plans to commercialize technology—are likely to reject the argument for advancing these ideas. The problem is that many engineers and scientists, entirely comfortable with the logic and principles of mathematics and science, treat writing as if it possesses none of these attributes. The absence of a systematic framework for writing often results in sentences that are difficult to follow or arguments that leave reviewers scratching their heads. This book fixes that problem by presenting a “scientific” approach to writing that mirrors the sensibilities of scientists and engineers, an approach based on an easily-discernable set of principles. Rather than merely stating rules for English grammar and composition, this book explains the reasons behind these rules and shows that good reasons can guide every writing decision. This resource is also well suited for the growing number of scientists and engineers in the U.S. and elsewhere who speak English as a second language, as well as for anyone else who just wants to be understood.
Outcomes is a completely new general English course in which natural, real world grammar and vocabulary help students to succeed in social, professional and academic settings. CEF goals are the focus of communication activities where students learn and practice the language they need to have conversations in English. Clear outcomes in every lesson of every unit provide students with a sense of achievement as they progress through the course. The Outcomes student book includes: a grammar reference section with activities for all grammar points covered; eight two-page writing lessons which cover social, academic and professional writing needs; and, four four-page reviews to revise language and skills and explore learner training.
Reading and Writing Targets 3 is the third book in a three-level writing series in full colour. Designed for learners at pre-intermediate level, the book provides systematic development of reading and writing skills and can be used to supplement any main course at pre-intermediate level.
The Longman Young Children's Picture Dictionary uses a variety of drawings, songs, and chants to illustrate 280 words appropriate for young learners to help them describe the world as they see it. Organized into 26 themes with toys, animals, and fairy-tale characters, this dictionary makes learning fun!
Reading and Writing Targets 2 is the second book in a three-level writing series in full colour. Designed for learners at Elementary level, the book provides systematic development of reading and writing skills and can be used to supplement any main course at Elementary level.
Skills and Language for Study is a three-level course (B1+ to C1) in academic skills and language aimed at students preparing for university-level studies in English. Academic skills and language are both introduced and explored through lectures and authentic academic texts in two complementary books per level. The core Skills for Study book focuses on the academic skills required to function effectively in a university environment whereas Language for Study explores the academic language needed to practise those skills. Skills for Study Level 1 (B1+ to B2) provides students with skills such as understanding lectures, analysis of texts, selecting the best sources from libraries, referencing and structuring presentations. Complete course audio material is downloadable from www.cambridge.org/elt/forstudy
Step-by-step guidance for shaping better writers while keeping faculty workloads manageable Effective communication is a critical skill for many academic disciplines and careers, and so colleges and universities and their faculty members are rightfully committed to improving student writing across the curriculum. Guiding and assessing student writing in classrooms, general education, and departments takes knowledge, planning, and persistence, but it can be done effectively and efficiently. Written in the concise, accessible style Barbara Walvoord is known for, Assessing and Improving Student Writing in College: A Guide for Institutions, General Education, Departments, and Classrooms offers administrators, program chairs, general education leaders, and classroom instructors the guidance they need. The book provides concrete suggestions for how to: Articulate goals for student writing Measure student writing Improve student writing Document that improvement The book begins by addressing four basic concepts: what we mean by writing, what we mean by «good» writing, how students learn to write, and the purposes of assessment. Next, Walvoord explains the various approaches and methods for assessing writing, urging a combination of them adapted to the institution's purposes and political context. After this introduction, successive chapters offer realistic, practical advice to institution-wide and general education leaders, department members, and classroom instructors. Walvoord addresses issues such as how to engage faculty, how to use rubrics, how to aggregate assessment information at the department and institutional levels, and how to report assessment information to accreditors. The chapter for classroom instructors offers practical suggestions: how to add more writing to a course without substantially increasing the grading load; how to construct writing assignments, how to make grading and responding more effective and time-efficient, how to address grammar and punctuation, and how to support students whose native language is not English. The book also includes four helpful appendices: a taxonomy of Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) and Writing in the Disciplines (WID) programs; sample outlines for faculty development workshops; a student survey on teaching methods instructors can use to inform their choices in the classroom; and a student self-check cover sheet designed to help students take ownership of their own learning and responsibility for turning in complete, correct assignments. Practical, step-by-step guidance for each point in the assessment and improvement process creates a cohesive, institution-wide system that keeps students, faculty, and administrators on the same page.
An interactive way for preschool children to learn their first words and simple sentences, with over 100 picture stickers to match with the correct words and phrases. Part of the Farmyard Tales series, set on Apple Tree Farm - home to characters Poppy and Sam.
An interactive way for preschool children to learn a range of first words and simple sentences, in French, with over 100 picture stickers to match with the correct words and phrases. Part of the Farmyard Tales series, set on Apple Tree Farm - home to characters Poppy and Sam.
The Academic Encounters series uses a sustained content approach to teach skills necessary for taking academic courses in English. There are two books for each content area. Academic Listening Encounters: Life in Society engages students through interviews and academic lectures on stimulating topics from the field of sociology. Topics include culture shock, gender roles, and ways of solving crime. Students practice crucial listening skills, such as listening for main ideas and details and listening for signal words. They also practice note-taking skills, discuss content, conduct interviews, and make presentations. A Student Audio CD with the lecture portion of the audio program is included. Topics correspond with those in Academic Encounters: American Studies. The books may be used independently or together.
A comprehensive resource pack from the IELTS partners to help teachers who are preparing students to take the IELTS test. Written by the IELTS partners including Cambridge ESOL examiners and material writers with many years of experience preparing IELTS tests, this pack shows how each of the tests is assessed and provides some valuable tips. The book contains: practice tests for Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing (both Academic and General Training); Listening, Reading and Writing answer sheets; Listening and Reading practice test answer keys and Listening tapescripts; sample candidate Writing responses and examiner comments; sample candidate Speaking tests and examiner comments. The CD contains a Listening test for candidates to practise and three examples of students taking the Speaking test.
It can seem at times as though all of academic administration today is focused only on the need for continual change and the endless pursuit of «the big idea.» But most academic leaders, from department chairs and program directors through university presidents and chancellors, are far too busy helping their institutions flourish for them to divert critical energy and resources to yet another untried theory or management principle. Academic Leadership Day by Day takes an entirely different approach to developing your proven academic leadership: It introduces one practical and field-tested idea each day for an entire academic year. Rather than requiring you to devote days or even weeks to administrative training (which may prove to be of little use in the end), this manual gives you no-nonsense suggestions that you can consider on even your busiest days. Experiment with the suggestions made each day, discover what works for you, and then build on your successes for the benefit of your institution and its programs. Significant improvements often result from small, gradual, and consistent efforts, and Academic Leadership Day by Day is your guide to becoming a more accomplished, confident academic leader a few minutes at a time.
The LONGMAN YOUNG CHILDREN'S PICTURE DICTIONARY uses a variety of drawings, songs, and chants to illustrate 280 words appropriate for young learners to help them describe the world as they see it. Organized into 26 themes with toys, animals, and fairy-tale characters, this dictionary makes learning fun!
Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language.Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills.The five levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams.Doctor Panda, a Starter B Reader, is ideal for children who are beginning to learn English for the first time. It introduces more complex letter combinations and their sounds, and encourages children to begin blending simple words and reading short sentences. It is Pre-A1 in the CEFR framework.
The Academic Encounters series uses a sustained content approach to teach skills necessary for taking academic courses in English. There are two books for each content area. The Teacher's Manual for this title contains general teaching guidelines for the course, task by task teaching suggestions, answers for all tasks, lecture quizzes and quiz answers, and the listening script for the audio program.