Delta Publishing Catalogue


Integrated skills work and language practice

Author: Lynda Edwards

ISBN: 9783125013445


SkillsWork is an exciting new book for teachers and students who want to focus on skills development at intermediate level and beyond. It can be used alongside a standard coursebook or on its own, ideal if you want to teach away from the coursebook for part of the day or week.

There are forty interesting lessons of integrated skills work with each unit having a focus skill while also linking in to practice all four skills in each and every lesson. There are endless opportunities to extend and practice the students’ lexical range, using both active and passive vocabulary. It provides work on collocations, phrasal verbs, word building, idioms and register.

SkillsWork is made up of a variety of task types, from full class discussion to individual homework, giving students the opportunity to learn and use new language in a variety of ways. It provides practice in writing and speaking tasks required of students in life, work and exams; letter writing, reviews, emails, reports, complaints, planning, comparing, discussing, objecting etc.

SkillsWork is lively and motivating with a range of engaging and relevant topics that include:

  • Life in the fast lane
  • Junk culture
  • Shopped out
  • Reader, I married him
  • Have your say
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Lynda Edwards

I’ve been involved in EFL in one way or another all my working life and enjoyed every aspect! I spent many happy years in the classroom teaching a range of nationalities, ages and levels and also several years as a DOS (which was much more of a headache!) I was a teacher trainer for many years too. I’ve done a lot of work with exams and was an examiner for Cambridge ESOL. I now do a lot of item writing for several different papers which I find very stimulating.

My greatest interest in recent years has been in writing and I’m lucky to have published quite a lot of materials. These include SkillsWork a higher level integrated skills book for Delta which came out earlier this year. I also really enjoy writing readers. EFL has been kind to me and through it I’ve met some amazing people. These days I spend most of my time writing and I’m very happy doing so. Long may it last!