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Tony Lynch is a journalist and photographer who has written books of investigative journalism and biographies. This book is the result of a lifelong interest in Charles Dickens and the background to his novels. He lives in Woking, Surrey.
Author photo © Carys Jones
March 2012 Travel Book of the Month. This is a travel guide with a twist. An illustrated and informative guide to the places in England (real and imagined) associated with Charles Dickens and featured in his works. With hundreds of entries it is endlessly fascinating and is the perfect companion for Dickens fans, tourists and armchair travellers alike.
What really happens when students try to communicate with each other in the classroom? What makes them succeed? Why do they sometimes fail? In this book, Tony Lynch uses classroom research and transcripts from real lessons to explain the process of classroom interaction. He shows how this can help teachers with assessing students' performance and designing communicative tasks that work.
How can we use our understanding of the process of listening to help our students to become better listeners? How can we be sure that the listening tasks we use are worthwhile? In Teaching Second Language Listening, Tony Lynch uses listening lesson transcripts and sample listening activities to set out the principles of successful listening teaching. He ties this in with an up-to-date survey of listening research.
Study Speaking is for intermediate level and above students who need to speak English in connection with their academic work. It is intended primarily for use on language programmes preparing learners of English for study at university or college. The course is designed to improve students' speaking skills by: * activating and extending their linguistic competence * increasing their confidence in using spoken English * developing their ability to analyse and evaluate spoken performance * sharpening their strategic competence in face-to-face interaction. Study Speaking is part of a the Study Skills series.
Study Speaking is designed for learners who need to attend academic or professional seminars. It focuses on the analysis and evaluation of spoken performance. Each unit is divided into three phases: Information tasks: the first phase involves the transactional exchange of information. The emphasis is on clarity and problem solving Scenarios: the second phase focuses on flexibility and developing negotiating skills Seminar Skills: the third and final phase focuses on effectiveness in both presentation and participation skills. The book contains a teacher's guide. The cassette contains listening material for the information tasks and sample performances.