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Technical English [Student Edition] [Paperback]

Terry Phillips

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31 Dec 2010 1859646492 978-1859646496 Student Manual/Study Guide
Technical English: Course Book This course has been designed for learners who will be using English in a scientific or engineering environment. Technical English introduces the vocabulary necessary to communicate and understand basic technical concepts in fields such as algebra, geometry, chemistry and physics. Each unit presents vocabulary related to a specific technical area, and reviews one relevant grammar point that will help students to express themselves with confidence. The approach taken in this course is direct and concise, and you will be encouraged to work both independently and with others on an extensive range of activities, all of which are geared towards making you more proficient in the technical language you will need to be successful in further study. Key features of the course include: *21 units covering a wide range of technical themes * a variety of authentic source materials such as instruction manuals and scientific articles * a range of listening texts, including lectures and dialogues * transferable reading and listening skills with grammar for clarification and support * authentic tasks designed to promote transferable skills *500 basic technical words * full-colour 106-page Course Book complete with audio CD/cassette * Teacher's Book with lesson-by-lesson notes, including answer keys and tapescripts.Contents Book map Unit 1: Points and lines Unit 2: Fractions and ordinals Unit 3: Arithmetic Unit 4: Surfaces and angles Unit 5: Spaces and volumes Unit 6: Measuring Unit 7: Algebra and formulas Unit 8: Natural or man-made? Unit 9: Bits and bytes Unit 10: Computer networking Unit 11: Elements and compounds Unit 12: States of matter Unit 13: Properties of matter Unit 14: Symbols and keys Unit 15: Structures and plans Unit 16: Forces, loads and tools Unit 17: Energy and motion Unit 18: Cells, organs and systems Unit 19: Chains, webs and cycles Unit 20: Micromachines and ICT Unit 21: Electricity and magnetism Word list

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"...Technical English is an easy-to-teach ESP course for students and professionals studying and working in the English-speaking engineering environment who are very keen to acquire specific technical English lexical items, syntactic structures and discourse chunks both quickly and confidently. The textbook contains the solid grammar syllabus with common ESP reference and review sections, tasks aimed at helping students to acquire listening comprehension and note-taking skills, accompanied by authentic audio material on CD. At the same time, the course book comprises genuine visual aids specimens, exercises intended to improve organisation of information in technical English, tasks for enhancing the recognition of specific ESP language cues, exercises aimed at ESP vocabulary acquisition. Thus, it fully prepares students for technical English environment, as well as helping them to grasp and acquire the described spoken and written technical English discourses. Technical English is a thought-provoking ESP course ideal for students and professionals who need ESP-based communication skills required in the twenty-first century. This textbook may also make academic lectures in technical English more accessible to students because it contains information-rich and well-chosen topics pertaining to engineering and technical EAP. Technical English should be a must-have ESP and EAP tool intended for students and professionals who want a fresh and original technical English course that equips them to use English in the engineering environment." The Journal of Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes, Vol. 1, No 2, 2013

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Terry Phillips has worked in ELT for more than 35 years as a teacher, teaching supervisor, manager and language school owner. As a consultant, he has worked in more than 20 countries in all parts of the world, advising state and private language institutions on all aspects of school management. For the last ten years, he has been a full time freelance writer with his wife Anna, producing more than 160 published books in ELT. Although he and Anna have worked for all the major publishers, all recent works have been for Garnet Education, including the multi-level EAP course, Skills in English. The course was highly commended in The Duke of Edinburgh's English Speaking Union Award for 2004. It is taught in a large number of universities in the UK and around the world. Terry and Anna are currently working on New Skills in English, a fully revised and updated version of the course. Terry is also the series editor of the new English for Specific Academic Purposes series for Garnet Education, which aims to prepare students to entry into a particular faculty for English-medium tertiary education. The series recently won the ESU award.

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