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Penny Ur

Penny Ur

Penny was educated at the universities of Oxford (MA), Cambridge (PGCE) and Reading (MA). She emigrated to Israel in 1967, where she still lives today. Penny has thirty years’ experience as an English teacher in elementary, middle and high schools in Israel. Now retired, she has taught M.A. courses at Oranim Academic College of Education and Haifa University.

Penny has presented papers at TESOL, IATEFL and various other English teachers’ conferences worldwide. She has published a number of articles, and was for ten years the editor of the Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers series.

Her books include Discussions that Work (1981), Five Minute Activities (co authored with Andrew Wright) (1992), A Course in Language Teaching (1996), and Grammar Practice Activities (2nd Edition) (2009), all published by Cambridge University Press.

Cambridge University Press bibliography

  • Discussions and More 2nd Edition

    Discussions and More 2nd Edition
    Oral Fluency Practice in the Classroom

    An updated version of the classic handbook, Discussions that Work, which develops oral fluency in meaningful and motivating ways.

    Author: Penny Ur
    English Type: International English
    Publication date: 27/11/2014
  • A Course in English Language Teaching 2nd Edition

    A Course in English Language Teaching 2nd Edition

    A completely revised and updated edition of A Course in Language Teaching.

    Author: Penny Ur
    English Type: British English
    Publication date: 12/04/2012
  • Vocabulary Activities

    Vocabulary Activities

    Vocabulary Activities is a teacher-friendly resource containing ideas for introducing, presenting, expanding, exploring and practising vocabulary.

    Author: Penny Ur
    English Type: International English
    CEF Level: A1 - C2
    Publication date: 22/12/2011
  • Active Grammar

    Active Grammar

    A three-level series of grammar reference and practice books for teenage and young adult learners.

    Authors: Fiona Davis, Wayne Rimmer, Jeremy Day, Mark Lloyd, Penny Ur
    English Type: British English
    CEF Level: A1 - C2
    Publication date: 14/02/2011
  • A Course in Language Teaching

    A Course in Language Teaching
    Practice and theory

    Author: Penny Ur
    Publication date: 05/09/1996
  • Five-Minute Activities

    Five-Minute Activities

    An invaluable source of ideas containing over 130 short activities for the language classroom.

    Authors: Penny Ur, Andrew Wright
    Publication date: 06/02/1992
  • Teaching Listening Comprehension

    Teaching Listening Comprehension

    Elementary to advanced activities illustrating techniques appropriate for both adults and children.

    Author: Penny Ur
    Publication date: 30/03/1984

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