Author(s): Naomi Styles
Real English for life beyond the classroom Reading in English at advanced levels involves more than just words and grammar - it requires an interpretation of tone, context, aims and more. But sometimes the English you can learn from your coursebook just isn't enough for real life. Using real life examples and language English for Life: Reading (B2+) will help you to appreciate the finer details of a reading piece and so to get much more out of reading in English. > Study the language people really use when they are writing - and why > Compare and contrast writing styles in lots of different environments > Useful 'language notes' to increase your understanding of tone, slang and social context Includes practice of reading in the following contexts: * Correspondence * Products and services * Out and about * Facts * Reading for pleasure 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
Naomi Styles trained as a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language in 1999. Since then, she has worked in Peru and the United Kingdom, teaching general, academic and business English to students of a wide range of level, ages and nationalities. She began work as a freelance writer of English language materials in 2009, and has since written a wide range of activities, courses and examination practice materials for both print and online publication.