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Thornbury, Scott 1950-

Works: 66 works in 523 publications in 4 languages and 4,199 library holdings
Genres: Software 
Roles: Author, Editor, Consultant, Scientific advisor
Classifications: PE1128.A2, 428.0071
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Publications about Scott Thornbury
Publications by Scott Thornbury
Most widely held works by Scott Thornbury
How to teach grammar by Scott Thornbury( Book )
65 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 554 libraries worldwide
About language : tasks for teachers of English by Scott Thornbury( Book )
47 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 441 libraries worldwide
Teachers of English need not only to have a good productive command of the language; they also need to know a good deal about the way the language works. This book asks: 'What is it that a teacher needs to know about English in order to teach it effectively?' It leads teachers to awareness of the language through a wide range of tasks which involve them in analysing English to discover its underlying system. The book consists of 28 units, each containing around ten tasks, plus a diagnostic introductory unit. Units start at phoneme level and progress through words, phrases and sentences on to complete texts. Task-types include recognition, categorisation, matching, explanation, and application tasks. Throughout the book, the language is illustrated wherever possible from authentic sources, so that the teacher can be sure that the English being studied represents current usage
How to teach vocabulary by Scott Thornbury( Book )
51 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 352 libraries worldwide
This book is for those wanting to develop their skills and to find our more about recent developments, such as language corpora and lexical approaches to teaching. It includes: an explanation to the theory of words and their relationships ; a description of how words are learned ; ideas on useful sources of vocabulary and on how these can be put to use in class ; approaches to presenting and consolidating vocabulary knowledge ; ways of testing word knowledge ; methods of increasing students' confidence with words and much more
Conversation : from description to pedagogy by Scott Thornbury( Book )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
"This book provides a comprehensive account of conversation in English and its implications for the ELT classroom. After a general overview and definition of conversation it provides the reader with a systematic description of conversational English, from the vocabulary of conversation, to grammar, discourse and genre. This is followed by an informed account of the development of conversation in both first and second language acquisition. It then describes a range of methodological approaches, procedures and techniques for teaching conversation in English. On this basis, an integrated approach to the teaching of conversation is provided, along with practical classroom applications."--Jacket
How to teach speaking by Scott Thornbury( Book )
35 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 295 libraries worldwide
Offering practical teaching ideas within a clear, theoretical framework, this text includes different approaches and ideas that can be used for teaching and testing speaking
Natural grammar : [the keywords of English and how they work] by Scott Thornbury( Book )
17 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
Contains: 100 double-page spreads with explanations and exercises; reference area with four clear sections: definitions, grammar patterns, collocations, and set phrases; examples of real language from corpus research; varied exercises which practise and expand language. Idioms and natural phrases; and language notes on usage
Uncovering grammar by Scott Thornbury( Book )
32 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 202 libraries worldwide
As teachers we often talk about 'covering' grammar points. Scott Thornbury explains why it is more useful to think about how we 'uncover' grammar, to reveal the workings of the system to our students and encourage them to notice what is going on. The book uses extracts from exchanges in real classrooms, authentic texts and language teaching tasks. It provides lots of practical activities so that you can immediately and easily put the ideas to work in your classroom
Teaching grammar creatively by Günter Gerngross( Book )
30 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
"Teaching Grammar Creatively is a practical new resource book that offers a variety of lessons and activities for everyday use in your English language class. It aims to stimulate the imagination, humour and creativity of your students and increase the effectiveness of grammar practice. Teaching Grammar Creatively offers more than 50 complete lessons covering a wide range of grammar structures, learner levels, and age groups. Each lesson is divided into two main sections: Language Awareness Activities and Creative Grammar Practice. The Language Awareness Activities are designed to introduce and provide initial practice of items that may still be unfamiliar to your students. The Creative Grammar Practice section provides ideas for a deeper and more personalised familiarisation with these items, always with an element of individual creativity. Each lesson ends with the creation of a learner text - a permanent and original record of the grammar, in the form of a story, or a poem, for example." - product description
Classroom management techniques by Jim Scrivener( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
'Classroom Management Techniques' offers a huge range of practical techniques to help teachers make the most of their teaching space and get students working in more focused ways. The book helps teachers anticipate and avoid problems in the classroom, allowing more time to be devoted to meaningful activities
The CELTA course : certificate in English language teaching to adults : trainee book by Scott Thornbury( Book )
24 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
"The CELTA Course is the only CELTA preparation course endorsed by Cambridge ESOL. It provides full coverage of the CELTA syllabus in a ready-to-use course. The CELTA Course is divided into user-friendly sections ... The Trainee Book includes a range of material to be used in input sessions, helpful advice about the course, and a wealth of useful reference material."--THE PUBLISHER
Intercultural language activities by John Corbett( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
Offers practical teaching ideas which encourage learners to reflect on their own language and culture, as well as that of others. Topics covered in the fourteen chapters include childhood, food, sport, icons, politics and body language. The book also helps learners mediate in situations of cultural misunderstanding and start web-based intercultural exchanges. It examines interview techniques, how people present themselves, and ways to interpret cultural symbols and characteristics, such as those found in postcards, advertisements and online newspapers
Grammar by Scott Thornbury( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Beyond the sentence : introducing discourse analysis by Scott Thornbury( Book )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Language learning with technology : ideas for integrating technology in the language classroom by Graham Stanley( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
" ... Contains over 130 practical classroom activities suitable for beginners to more advanced learners, incorporating a wide range of up-to-date tools, such as mobile technologies and social networking"--Cover, page [4]
An A-Z of ELT : a dictionary of terms and concepts used in English language teaching by Scott Thornbury( Book )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 129 libraries worldwide
An alphabetical list of terms about English language teaching. This work categorises and describes terms, explains the importance of the concepts and their relevance to English language teaching. It covers grammar, lexis, phonology, discourse, methodology, theory and practice
Vocabulary activities by Penny Ur( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Memory activities for language learning by Nick Bilbrough( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Communicative activities for EAP by Jenni Guse( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
"Do you need to supplement an EAP course with fun, interactive activities that address the serious aspirations of academically-focussed students? Communicative Activities for EAP provides innovative EAP teaching ideas suitable for a wide range of contexts. This is an invaluable handbook for new, experienced or relief teachers of language support programmes, as well as for those teaching intensive language courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students in EFL and ESL/EAL contexts. The key principles of communication in the classroom, authenticity in terms of tasks and texts, learner autonomy, and critical thinking and analysis underpin all the activities, and typical academic topics are used as examples in every case. For ease of access, the activities are organised into six chapters: Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary development and Grammar. The accompanying CD-ROM contains a bank of print-ready photocopiable material"--
Teaching unplugged : dogme in English language teaching by Luke Meddings( Book )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Language issues : A course for advanced learners by Scott Thornbury( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 19 libraries worldwide
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