Author(s): Rhona Snelling
Develop key speaking skills and become more confident when speaking in English. To improve your speaking skills you need to learn how to get your message across in the right way and make sure people understand what you say. With Collins Speaking (A2) you will learn what to say and how to say it, by practising the right words, phrases and pronunciation. Includes practice on: * meeting new people * buying and ordering things * speaking on the phone * apologizing * asking for and giving opinions * making a complaint * agreeing and disagreeing * * Twenty units with a clear design in full colour. * Recordings of both native and non-native speakers of English, covering a wide variety of accents from around the world. * Appendices contain detailed advice targeting specific speaking skills. * Mini-dictionary with definitions of the most difficult words in each unit, taken from the Collins COBUILD dictionary. * Answer key Collins Speaking (A2) is part of the English for Life series. It is suitable for self-study and classroom use, and can help towards Cambridge ESOL KET preparation. Suitable for pre-intermediate learners of English (CEF level A2).
The English for Life series uses authentic material from the Collins Corpus. The 4.5-billion-word Collins Corpus is the world's largest database of the English language and is updated every month. Also available in the Collins English for Life series: For Pre-Intermediate (A2) learners: Reading * Writing * Listening For Intermediate (B1+) learners: Reading * Writing * Listening * Speaking
About the Collins English for Life (B1+) 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 ...' Wayne Trotman, EL Gazette, August 2012
Rhona Snelling is a freelance ELT writer and editor, with extensive experience teaching exam courses in private language schools and universities in the UK and overseas. She has a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Oxford. Rhona is also the author of Get Ready for IELTS: Speaking (Collins, 2012).