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The following EAP-related books have been reviewed by BALEAP members. Please note that the opinions expressed in these reviews are not necessarily those held by the organisation.

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Reviewer: Dr Norman L. Butler

The purpose of Stephen Bailey’s text, which is now in its third edition since it was initially published in 2003, is to assist international learners in their academic written tasks in English during their university studies. At the beginning of the book, the author tries to generate student interest in the subject matter of his work […]

Published: 28 April 2012

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Reviewer: Karen Smith

Robin Walker’s ‘Teaching the pronunciation of English as a Lingua Franca’ gives us, as EFL practitioners, food for thought.  The book’s first half introduces English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) and discusses the implications this has for teachers and students alike. The second half of the book is devoted to practical teaching suggestions, descriptions of […]

Published: 20 February 2012

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Reviewer: Simon Webster

Given the commercial success of the range of Cambridge Copy Collection titles such as Instant PET and Instant IELTS, the publication of a title for use with the large numbers of international students undertaking academic studies in the medium of English should perhaps not come as a surprise. EAP teachers, like those in other sectors, […]

Published: 11 November 2011

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Reviewer: Yasmin Dar

The coursebook is aimed at international students who are studying at an intermediate level. Its purpose is to offer guidance on how to write essays at an appropriate level for an academic environment such as a college or university. Its aim is to teach how to write sentences and then progress onto providing a framework […]

Published: 10 July 2011

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Reviewer: Els Van Geyte

New FAST CLASS for First Certificate is a visually attractive exam preparation course.  It contains ten units, which have topics such as Relationships, Entertainment, and Technology.  These themes appear as footnotes, whereas the headings of the chapters consist of a number and a skill (e.g., 01 Reading).  This organisational principle reflects the First Certificate exam: […]

Published: 29 June 2011

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Reviewer: Rob Stuart

The introduction in the teacher’s book to English for Management Studies states that ‘English for Management Studies is designed for students who plan to take a management studies course entirely or partly in English. The principal aim… is to teach students to cope with input texts, i.e., listening and reading, in the discipline.’ The introduction also states that ‘The […]

Published: 29 June 2011

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Reviewer: Paul Booth

This course book is about developing the English language skills of international undergraduate environmental science students. Although the book indicates that it is suitable for IELTS 5.0-7.5, only some parts of the book may be useful for post-graduates with higher language proficiency. The topics cover a wide range of subjects, such as ecosystems, biodiversity and […]

Published: 29 June 2011

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Reviewer: Dr Elizabeth Hauge

As the Introduction to this dictionary points out, collocation is as important as grammar in communicating clearly, naturally and fluently in English. Many of our upper intermediate and advanced students working on written assignments, dissertations and doctoral theses strive to eliminate grammatical errors from their work, but they often fail to pay as much attention […]

Published: 29 June 2011

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Reviewer: Jock McPherson

When the first Innovations title appeared in 2000, it arguably represented the first serious stab at a lexically-driven syllabus since the COBUILD English Course. As such, I found it fresh and exciting, but also rather difficult to use. The book delighted in throwing around huge quantities of lexis, which sometimes threatened to engulf the learners […]

Published: 29 June 2011

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