English for Academic Study: Speaking & Pronunciation EAS Speaking & Pronunciation is for students who need to communicate clearly and effectively in an academic environment. The book is designed to help students develop the speaking skills they need to participate in academic classes and discussions, and to enable them to improve their presentation skills. It makes use of engaging topics such as: changing roles in the family, the influence of the media, and science and the paranormal. The book also aims to help students develop their pronunciation to a level that will enable the listener to understand them with ease. The Speaking and Pronunciation sections can be studied separately, or used together as part of an integrated program of study. Speaking focus includes: * Developing a presentation * Participating in a discussion * Anticipating arguments before a discussion * Using a text to support ideas * Presenting information from charts * Leading a class * Finding a focus for a presentation * Designing a questionnaire * Participating in a debate * Presenting a research proposal Pronunciation focus includes: * Vowel sounds, word stress, and weak forms * Vowel sounds and word stress forms * Consonant sounds and sentence stress * Consonant sounds and word stress on two-syllable words * Diphthongs and sounds in connected speech * Consonant clusters and tone units * Diphthongs and tone units * Consonant clusters and intonation Each unit has weblinks offering additional information and activities, related to both speaking skills and pronunciation, and the topics covered in the units. A dedicated website, www.englishforacademicstudy.com, offers further instructor resources. The book can be used in conjunction with the following books in the English for academic study series, also published by Garnet Education: EAS Reading & Writing, EAS Extended Writing & Research Skills, EAS Listening and EAS Vocabulary.