A three-level (B1+ to C1) integrated skills course for higher education students at university or on foundation courses. The B2 Upper Intermediate Student's Book gives students further practice in academic study skills. Students analyse characteristics of written and spoken academic texts, develop awareness of academic culture and learn to avoid plagiarism. 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. The course develops independent learning skills and critical thinking through Study Tip sections and allows for personalisation of learning in the Focus on your discipline sections. Five lecture skills units provide authentic practice in listening to lectures and note-taking.
"Upstream: Upper Intermediate B2+" is a modular secondary-level course for learners of the English language at upper-intermediate level. The series combines active English learning with a variety of lively topics presented in themed units. Key features: theme-based units from a wide variety of authentic sources in five modules, a variety of cross-cultural topics, systematic development of all four language skills through realistic challenging tasks which encourage the learner's personal engagement, lexical exercises practising and activating all essential vocabulary including collocations, idioms and fixed phrases, prepositions, phrasal verbs and word formation, a variety of authentic stimulating reading and listening tasks, a wide range of speaking activities, realistic, stimulating dialogues featuring people in everyday situations, grammar sections covering all major grammatical areas plus a Grammar Reference Section, composition analysis and practice on all types of writing with full models, exam and study skills tips, Everyday English sections, Culture Clips, Literature pages, Further practice section on Use of English.