Beyond the Sentence‏‎ (book)

Teaching Materials

Author:Scott G. Thornbury
Publisher:Macmillan ELT
Details:Paperback; 192 pages; Pub.2005

This is a witty and incisive book where discourse is taken apart to show how it is organized and how it helps communication.

The idea that we need to help students work ‘at the level of text’ as well as make correct sentences is not a new one. But here you will find suggestions – backed up by practical, fun activities – for how you can achieve this in your classroom.

Thornbury starts with an examination of genre, and then goes on to look at how we structure written and spoken text and how we use these structures in comprehending meanings.

Most importantly, Thornbury shows how insights into discourse can – and should – affect our work as language teachers.

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