Books of interest

This page supplies information about books which may be of interest to your studies in English. Below you will find a number of books which you may be able to borrow at the CET library or buy from the on campus Co-op bookshop or the Bridge Bookshop located at 10 Graften Street Chippendale, 2008 for the RRP price (recommended retail price) stated.

Passport to Academic Presentations with audio CD
Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd UK
Price: RRP AUD$60.00

The aim of this textbook is to clearly identify the entire oral presentation process by examining the different stages involved in public speaking. No prior knowledge is assumed, and students are gradually introduced to skills in English allowing them to tackle oral presenting in an academic context with confidence and fluency.


Academic Study

Cambridge Gramamar

Cambridge Grammar of English with Audio CD by Ronald Carter & Michael McCarthy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Price: RRP AUD$95.95

This is a comprehensive guide to spoken and written grammatical English and is based on real everyday usage. It uses ground-breaking language research and offers clear explanations. In this book you will find:

  • Over 7000 examples of English grammar
  • User-friendly two part structuring covering grammar & usage
  • Special focus on difficult language areas & guidance on avoiding common mistakes

Vocabulary for IELTS

Cambridge Vocabulary for IELTS with answers & audio CD by Pauline Cullen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Price: RRP AUD$45.00

This textbook is designed to create confidence for its readers in vocabulary in preparation for the Cambridge and IELTS tests. It provides the following:

  • Error warnings to help you avoid common mistakes
  • Regular testing to allow for checking progress
  • Practice examination tasks from the Academic and General Training: reading, writing and listening test papers
  • Useful tips on how to approach exam tasks

Passport to presentations

Passport to Academic Presentations with audio CD
Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd UK
Price: RRP AUD$60.00

The aim of this textbook is to clearly identify the entire oral presentation process by examining the different stages involved in public speaking. No prior knowledge is assumed, and students are gradually introduced to skills in English allowing them to tackle oral presenting in an academic context with confidence and fluency.




General English

How English works

How English works: A grammar practice book with answers by Michael Swan & Catherine Walter
(recommended for intermediate to advanced students)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Price: RRP AUD$59.95

This textbook makes learning grammar interesting. The exercises are easily understood, entertaining as well as great practice. Students will find they are quite guided throughout and Teachers will find great group exercises to give to their classes. The book involves:

  • Clear short grammar explanations and rules
  • Information about the grammar involved in speech as well as writing
  • Simple reliable examples
  • Easy exercises to give confidence and more challenging exercises to make you think

The good grammar book

The Good Grammar Book with Answers by Michael Swan & Catherine Walter
(recommended for elementary to low-intermediate students)

This textbook teaches all the grammar students need for speaking and writing English. It explains how English works and the rules involved in grammar, giving plenty of practice throughout. A student can expect the following in this textbook:

  • Explanations which are clear, simple and easy to remember
  • Examples which show you how the rules work and how to avoid common mistakes
  • Colour illustrations which help the student to understand difficult grammar points
  • Practice activities which teach you to use correct grammar

Essential telephoning

Essential Telephoning in English by Barbara Garside & Tony Garside
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Available in:
Student's book - Price: RRP AUD $44.95
Teachers book - Price: RRP AUD$44.95
Audio CD - Price: RRP AUD$33.95

This book is for students of both business and general English. It can be used as an individual study guide or to supplement other same-level course materials. It helps adult students to gain the essential skills and confidence to use the telephone effectively. This book looks at:

  • Answering the phone
  • Beginning and ending a call
  • Taking messages
  • Dealing with problems
  • Making appointments
  • Dealing with information