English for the Energy Industries
Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals Course Book Student Manual/Study Guide
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English for the Energy Industries by Peter Levrai
Book DescriptionEnglish for the Energy Industries: Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals English for the Energy Industries is a foundation English course for employees in the oil, gas and petrochemicals industries. It is aimed at pre- and low-intermediate level students who have a basic grasp of English, but who need to use technical and semi-technical vocabulary within specific functional language applicable to the workplace. It provides approximately 140 hours of listening, speaking, reading, writing and language practice activities. English for the Energy Industries focuses on high-frequency lexis and structures used in the work environment, such as the language of safety, instructions, descriptions of equipment, processes and systems. English for the Energy Industries develops the four language skills in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) contexts: *Reading: uses authentic texts that energy industry technicians will use in everyday life, such as instruction manuals. *Speaking and listening: communicative pairwork tasks practise real-life communication situations, such as describing and giving information about equipment and jobs, giving instructions and warnings and discussing workplace problems. *Writing: tasks motivate students by developing knowledge of useful language for different text types, such as accident report forms and written notes and instructions. A comprehensive Glossary provides clear explanations of approximately 160 key terms in common use in the energy industries. Key Features * Essential expressions and language used in the industry * Constant recycling of high-frequency technical terms and vocabulary * Real-life listening and reading texts * A communicative approach to oral accuracy and fluency * Over 140 hours of skills practice activities * A glossary of over 160 key terms View accompanying audio CDs and Teacher's Book.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781859649114
(280mm x 210mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Garnet Education
Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Levrai
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An English course for employees in the oil, gas and petrochemicals industries.
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Author Biography - Peter Levrai
Peter Levrai has been working in TEFL since 1995. He has worked in Europe and Central Asia and is currently working in China at the University of Nottingham, Ningbo. Since starting to teach corporate clients in Portugal he has become increasingly interested in developing specialized courses for highly specific needs. While working in Azerbaijan this culminated in English for the Energy Industries: Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals, which was published in 2006. Based on authentic technical training material, this course is fully focused on the language needs of trainee technicians in the oil industry. He is currently involved in continuing support, developing and delivering academic literacy workshops to support students in their divisional studies. Fiona McGarry has been working in EFL since 1989 as a teacher, teacher trainer, examiner, editor and materials writer. She is a young learner specialist with particular experience in the Arab World. She is the author of two primary course books and has been a writer, consultant and editor for the Preparatory materials in Garnet Education's revised English for Libya series. She has also been involved in writing ESP and EAP books, including English for the Energy Industries: Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals, Take-off: Technical English for Engineering, Safety First and TASK (Transferable Academic Skills Kit) and English for Islamic Studies with Amna M. Bedri. Fiona has worked in Qatar, Libya, Sudan, UAE, Spain, the USA and the UK and has written and delivered many in-service orientation courses to familiarize teachers with new teaching materials, methodologies and teaching techniques. She is also involved in running CELTA and diploma courses and is an examiner, assessor and moderator for UCLES and Trinity College London.
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