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Thornbury, Scott 1950-

Works: 60 works in 403 publications in 2 languages and 3,512 library holdings
Genres: Software 
Roles: Editor, Scientific advisor, Consultant
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 )
55 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 522 libraries worldwide
About language : tasks for teachers of English by Scott Thornbury( Book )
37 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 393 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 )
41 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 307 libraries worldwide
Conversation : from description to pedagogy by Scott Thornbury( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 270 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."--BOOK JACKET
How to teach speaking by Scott Thornbury( Book )
25 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 246 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 )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 185 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
Teaching grammar creatively by Günter Gerngross( Book )
23 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Uncovering grammar by Scott Thornbury( Book )
23 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Classroom management techniques by Jim Scrivener( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 148 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
Grammar by Scott Thornbury( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Intercultural language activities by John Corbett( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
"Intercultural Language Activities 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. In engaging with these topics, learners become intercultural explorers and raise their level of communicative competence.This is an invaluable resource for any teacher who wishes to combine language learning with cultural exploration. In addition, the accompanying CD-ROM provides print-friendly photocopiable worksheets and reading texts which can be put to immediate use"--Provided by publisher
The CELTA course : certificate in English language teaching to adults : trainee book by Scott Thornbury( Book )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Beyond the sentence : introducing discourse analysis by Scott Thornbury( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
An A-Z of ELT : a dictionary of terms and concepts used in English language teaching by Scott Thornbury( Book )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 111 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 )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Memory activities for language learning by Nick Bilbrough( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Language learning with technology : ideas for integrating technology in the language classroom by Graham Stanley( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Communicative activities for EAP by Jenni Guse( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 75 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 )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Language issues : a course for advanced learners by Scott Thornbury( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
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Spanish (2)
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