Progressive Skills: Listening and Speaking Level 4


Author: Terry Phillips and Anna Phillips, with Nicholas Regan
Publisher: Garnet Education
Level: Upper intermediate
IELTS: 5.0 to 5.5

A four-level academic course, designed to prepare students for entry into English-medium study. The combined Student Book and Workbook comes with audio DVD and DVD.

Level 4 Listening skills include:

  • note-taking, using scientific numbering
  • using lecture handouts effectively
  • understanding a speaker’s arguments
  • understanding concessions
  • recognizing start / end of digressions

Level 4 Speaking skills include:

  • clarifying issues in a discussion
  • raising / dealing with an objection
  • expressing and dealing with uncertainty
  • summarizing
  • referring to research

Level 4 Topics include:

Geography and the modern world: Geography and development, Geography and water problems
Communication: Communicating far and wide, Communication aids
Media and advertising: The case against television, The hidden persuaders
Living life to the full: Life systems, A sporting life
The past, present and future of food: Agriculture through history, Interfering with nature?