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About Language

Second Edition

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About Language

About Language
Tasks for Teachers of English

2nd Edition


Scott Thornbury

English Type

International English







Date Published

February 2017

Product description

About Language Second edition develops teachers' language awareness through a range of tasks, which involve analysing English to discover its underlying systems.

This second edition has been fully revised and updated, incorporating recent developments in language description, whilst keeping the organisation and structure of the successful first edition. As before, the book asks: 'What is it that a teacher needs to know about English in order to teach it effectively?' It develops teachers' language awareness through a wide range of tasks, which involve them in analysing English to discover its underlying systems. The book consists of 31 units, with new material focusing on varieties of English, models of grammar, phraseology, and spoken grammar. Suitable for use on training courses and for self-study.

Key features

  • The book develops teachers' language awareness in a clear, reader-friendly way.
  • It incorporates a variety of Englishes, including British and North American English ensuring it is global in scope.
  • There is a full key and commentary, making the book suitable for self-study as well as for use on training courses.

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