Do you feel unprepared for everyday life in an English-speaking world? Then REAL READING is just what you need. You can develop the skills you need to read confidently at home, at work, travelling, studying or in social situations with English-speaking friends. Activities based around the themes of Social and Travel and Work and Study cover a range of everyday situations and really help you to understand the English you read in the world around you. Feel more confident reading in English. A range of tasks based on real-life situations and texts will give you confidence in any situation. Develop strategies for reading difficult texts. Learning tips throughout the book will help you develop the reading skills that you need. Check your progress. A unit-by-unit checklist, based on the ALTE Can-do statements, lets you see what you have learned - and feel proud of it! This book also gives you: - cultural notes, helping you to feel comfortable in the English-speaking world - the chance to take your learning off the page and into your daily life, through extra "real world" practice tasks. - extra tasks for pair and group work, giving you even more opportunities to get it right! Teachers can visit the dedicated website at www.cambridge.org/englishskills to access complete teaching notes.
Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set mostly in Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. Lysbeth is a historical novel about a Dutch woman who is caught up in the terrors of the Spanish Inquisition during the 1500s. This lively and heart-rending story by Haggard will remind each reader of the value of religious liberty.
THE ENGLISH LADDER is a four-level course designed to help pupils take their first steps in English. Join Freddie the frog for fun, adventure and lively language learning through engaging stories, challenging songs, games, tongue twisters, and communication activities. Part of a four-level course, this Level 2 Teacher's Book features lesson-by-lesson teaching notes, notes for activities in the Pupil's Book and Activity Book, tests for the end of each unit and each level, and clear guidance on language presentation.
The English Ladder is a four-level course designed to help pupils take their first steps in English. Join the Fantastic family for fun, adventure and lively language learning through engaging stories, challenging songs, games, tongue twisters, and communication activities. Part of a four-level course, this Level 4 Teacher's Book features lesson-by-lesson teaching notes, notes for activities in the Pupil's Book and Activity Book, tests for the end of each unit and each level and clear guidance on language presentation.
"The London Tests of English" (LTE) offer scenario-based language assessment for speakers of other languages.The tests are mapped to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). They assess reading, writing, listening and speaking skills and are offered at six levels: Level A1 - Foundation (A1); Level 1 - Elementary (A2); Level 2 - Intermediate (B1); Level 3 - Upper Intermediate (B2); Level 4 - Advanced (C1); Level 5 - Proficient (C2).
OXFORD TEAM! is an exciting new three-level English course for younger students by Norman Whitney. Its key features are: reading texts on a wide variety of up-to-date topics; a clear and systematic treatment of English grammar; careful attention to vocabulary development; a thorough approach to writing, including model texts and plenty of preparation; helpful practice in speaking and listening; a song in every unit; regular and thorough revision work; optional projects and stories.
When Nicholas Nickleby's father dies, the family is left with no money. Nicholas and his family ask their Uncle Ralph for help. Ralph finds Nicholas a job as a teacher at Dotheboy's Hall, a terrible school in the north of England. There Nicholas has to protect the orphan Smike from the school's evil headmaster. Macmillan English Explorers have been written specifically for young learners of English. They bring first language teaching methods to reading lessons in first foreign language classrooms. Macmillan English Explorers have been written specifically for young learners of English. They bring first language teaching methods to reading lessons in international classrooms. The accompanying Workbooks for Explorers Level 6 can be used in the classroom or by children working independently. The activities develop reading comprehension skills and literary appreciation, practise vocabulary recognition, support spelling and provide opportunities for writing.
Everyone in Hamelin was happy until the rats came. One day, a man went to see the mayor. "I can make the rats leave Hamelin, " he said. Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of Englishas a foreign or second language. Recommended for children aged 5+, the four levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework (Pre-A1 to A2) and include language activities that help develop key skills and provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams. This Level 4 Reader is A2 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Flyers exams. The longer text is made up of sentences with up to three clauses, more complex past and future tense structures, modal verbs and a wider variety of conjunctions.
"Playway to English" is a four-level course for teaching English to very young children from beginner level upwards. Playway to English uses the SMILE approach: Skill-oriented learning. Multi-sensory learner motivation. Intelligence-building activities. Long-term memory storage of the language through music, movement, rhythm and rhyme. Exciting sketches, stories and games. Children learn to use English confidently through listening and speaking in Levels 1 and 2, before reading and writing are introduced in Levels 3 and 4. The range of components and the carefully organised sequence of activities make this a course that teaches English while effectively contributing to children's overall intellectual development, their basic motor skills, and their social and emotional awareness. This colourful four-level course is for very young learners aged 5-7 years.
This concise companion examines contexts that are essential to understanding and interpreting writing in English produced in the period between approximately 1100 and 1500. The essays in the book explore ways in which Middle English literature is 'different' from the literature of other periods. The book includes discussion of such issues as the religious and historical background to Middle English literature, the circumstances and milieux in which it was produced, its linguistic features, and the manuscripts in which it has been preserved. Amongst the great range of writers and writings discussed, the book considers the works of the most widely read Middle English author, Chaucer, against the background of the period that he both typifies and subverts. An accessible resource that examines contexts essential to understanding and interpreting writing of the Middle English period Chapters explore the distinctiveness of Middle English literature Brings together discussion and analysis by an international team of Middle English specialists, incorporating fresh material and new insights Includes analysis of Chaucer's writings, and considers them in relation to the work of his Middle English predecessors, contemporaries and successors Incorporates discussion of issues steering the perception of Middle English literature in the present day
English for Economics in Higher Education Studies The Garnet Education English for Specific Academic Purposes series won the Duke of Edinburgh English Speaking Union English Language Book Award in 2009. English for Economics is a skills-based course designed specifically for students of economics who are about to enter English-medium tertiary level studies. It provides carefully graded practice and progressions in the key academic skills that all students need, such as listening to lectures and speaking in seminars. It also equips students with the specialist language they need to participate successfully within a economics department. Extensive listening exercises come from economics lectures, and all reading texts are taken from the same field of study. There is also a focus throughout on the key economics vocabulary that students will need. *Listening: how to understand and take effective notes on extended lectures, including how to follow the argument and identify the speaker's point of view. *Speaking: how to participate effectively in a variety of realistic situations, from seminars to presentations, including how to develop an argument and use stance markers. *Reading: how to understand a wide range of texts, from academic textbooks to Internet articles, including how to analyze complex sentences and identify such things as the writer's stance. *Writing: how to produce coherent and well-structured assignments, including such skills as paraphrasing and the use of the appropriate academic phrases. *Vocabulary: a wide range of activities to develop students' knowledge and use of key vocabulary, both in the field of economics and of academic study in general. *Vocabulary and Skills banks: a reference source to provide students with revision of the key words and phrases and skills presented in each unit. *Full transcripts of all listening exercises. The Garnet English for Specific Academic Purposes series covers a range of academic subjects. All titles present the same skills and vocabulary points. Teachers can therefore deal with a range of ESAP courses at the same time, knowing that each subject title will focus on the same key skills and follow the same structure. Key Features * Systematic approach to developing academic skills through relevant content. * Focus on receptive skills (reading and listening) to activate productive skills (writing and speaking) in subject area. * Eight-page units combine language and academic skills teaching. * Vocabulary and academic skills bank in each unit for reference and revision. * Audio CDs for further self-study or homework. * Ideal coursework for EAP teachers. * Extra resources at
Spaniards in the Colonial Empire traces the privileges, prejudices, and conflicts between American-born and European-born Spaniards, within the Spanish colonies in the Americas from the sixteenth to early nineteenth centuries. • Covers three centuries of Spanish colonial power, beginning in the sixteenth century • Explores social tension between creole and peninsular factions, connecting this friction with later colonial bids for independence • Draws on recent research by Spanish and Spanish-American historians as well as Anglophone scholars • Includes some coverage of Brazil and British colonies
English World is an integrated print and digital English course for primary schools. Written by the authors of the best-selling Way Ahead and Macmillan English, the course aims to give learners confidence in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Thorough grammar and skills work is applied in natural contexts in the real world through dialogues and cross-curricular material. Independent learning is promoted through portfolios, projects and the use of the dictionaries. The visually stunning printed resources are complemented by electronic materials for use with an Interactive Whiteboard and videos of all dialogues using native-speaker students in context, together with a complete teacher training package with video masterclasses. Other features include a testbuilder, animated listening stories, interactive spelling activities and singalong versions of songs. In Levels 5 and 6 of English World, the reading text is the vehicle for the target grammar and structure and there is a greater focus on cross-curricular themes and content. Level 5 is for students who are developing a greater awareness of the world around them and can use all four skills in a flexible and appropriate manner.
This is the first-ever integrated ten-level print and digital English course for primary and secondary schools. Written by the authors of the best-selling Way Ahead and Macmillan English, the course aims to give learners confidence in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Thorough grammar J and skills work is applied in natural contexts in the real world through dialogues and cross-curricular material. Independent learning is promoted through portfolios, projects and the use of the dictionaries. The visually stunning printed resources are complemented by electronic materials for use with an Interactive Whiteboard and videos of all dialogues using native-speaker students in context, together with a complete 1 teacher training package with video masterclasses. Other 1 features include a test builder, animated posters, interactive phonics activities and singalong versions of songs. The adventure continues in Levels 3 and 4 of English World where children encounter more challenging texts and activity types. Level 3 is for children who are starting to use language more fluently.
Comprehensive student-friendly resources designed for teaching Cambridge International AS and A Level English Language (syllabus 9093 for first examination in 2015). The core aim of this Coursebook is to help students to develop and apply the key skills they need to achieve in AS and A Level English Language. They will build the skills needed for assessment through frequent activities. Divided into two distinct parts for AS and A Level studies, the book covers a wide range of reading skills, such as understanding aspects of style, voice and tone. It also addresses the conventions of key kinds of writing and spoken language, from scripted speeches to travel articles, and looks at how they can capture these conventions in their own work.