The Author

Dr. Peter Clarke is a former teacher at the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s English Language Teaching Unit. A graduate of the universities of Oxford and Durham, he currently works as a safety engineering consultant in the chemical industry, and wrote Social English Power during breaks between clients’ projects. ”

Why Social English Power was written

The determination to write a book of social English teaching resources arose while Peter was developing social speaking courses at CUHK. The hunger among students for practical, engaging, fun and relevant activities to apply their academic English in social situations was matched only by the scant availability of adequate teaching resources. After finding that almost every word of the courses had to be written from scratch, Peter developed a new set of materials for this book, based in part on the ideas and methods used during his CUHK courses.


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