Four Point Listening and Speaking Intro English for Academic Purposes

ISBN-10: 0472034723
ISBN-13: 9780472034727
Edition: 2011
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Description: TheFour Pointseries is designed for English language learners whose primary goal is to succeed in an academic setting.The series covers the four academic skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking while providing reinforcement and  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 8/25/2011
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 208
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

TheFour Pointseries is designed for English language learners whose primary goal is to succeed in an academic setting.The series covers the four academic skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking while providing reinforcement and systematic recycling of key vocabulary and further exposure to grammar issues. In order to participate in academic settings, ELLs need focused activities to develop and then maintain their use of vocabulary and grammar. Each book in the series focuses heavily on vocabulary in particular, highlighting between 125-150 key vocabulary items including individual words, compound words, phrasal verbs, short phrases, idioms, metaphors, collocations, and longer set lexical phrases. Listening-Speaking  Introis an Introduction to English for Academic Purposes in listening and speaking skills. It contains six two-part lectures on the topic within a field of academic study: architecture, marketing, earth science, chemistry, and fine arts. The lectures range from three to four minutes in length and are provided on the audio CD packaged with the book. The exercises practice an array of important academic listening and speaking skills, including making presentations, and also reinforce vocabulary and reading and writing skills. Each unit includes activities based on the in-class interactions students will encounter in academic settings—including pair work, group discussions, and debates. Toward this end, six video scenes (available on the companion website) model student behavior and incorporate key words and phrases typically used when working in groups. By addressing the breadth and depth of listening and speaking tasks required in academic settings, students will grow confident in areas that build the fluencies needed to succeed in their academic endeavors. 

Dr. Keith Folse is a Professor of TESOL at the University of Central Florida. He is the author of 57 textbooks on a variety of subjects from grammar to vocabulary to composition, including five best-selling books in the Great Writing series by National Geographic Learning.

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