Author(s): Genevieve White
Real English for life beyond the classroom Writing in English at advanced levels involves more than just words and grammar - it requires knowledge of the audience, context, environment and more. Being able to communicate in an appropriate way will help you to make a great impression when you write in English. Using real life examples and language Collins English for Life: Writing (B2+) will help you to sound natural, clear and confident when you write. > Study the language people really use when they are writing > Compare and contrast writing styles in lots of different environments > Useful tips to increase your understanding of tone, slang and social context Includes practice of writing in the following contexts: * Writing a blog * Contributing to an online forum * Making a complaint * Writing notes Plus each context helps to develop valuable writing skills including: * Structuring your thoughts * Being polite but firm * Being light-hearted * Editing your own work About the series: What is it? Collins' innovative English for Life series adds the extra bit of authenticity to your studies that traditional coursebooks often lack. The series includes helpful up-to-date and relevant topics needed to get by in English and uses authentic material from the Collins Corpus, the world's largest database of the English language. How can the series be used? The series can be used for independent study (self-study) and extra assignments, it's a great supplement to existing coursebooks, and the books can also be used as stand-alone coursebooks for short courses. All books have accompanying teacher resources available online. What levels are available? There are three levels available: A2 (Pre-intermediate) B1+ (Intermediate) B2+ (Upper intermediate)
About the Collins English for Life series: '... superb, attractively packaged series (...) excellent support for candidates preparing for the Cambridge FCE and higher (...) work on the topics, skills and current needs of the language learner (...) may be used in various ways: either by learners alone, by teachers, or by teacher trainers on language development courses.' Wayne Trotman, EL Gazette, August 2012
In 1998, an extended summer holiday led Genevieve White to fall in love. The objects of her affection were a beautiful town on the Hungarian Plain and teaching English as a foreign language. Genevieve went on to teach in the Hungarian town of Szentes for three years, working at a private language school and a state secondary school. Since then she has taught in Romania, China and various UK locations. Genevieve is now based in the wild and windy Shetland Islands where she teaches ESOL in a centre for community education.