Publications

Evident Press currently publishes the EAP Foundation series of text books, as well as the Chinese Characters for HSK series.


EAP Foundation series

The EAP Foundation series is written for ESL students who are preparing for, or currently studying at, an overseas university, including those on foundation or pre-sessional courses. Key principles of the books are the importance of self reflection and the usefulness of peer feedback, making them equally suited to independent use as for use in the classroom. Each unit includes a range of exercises, with full answers provided, as well as checklists to monitor progress. Teaching tips for each unit are also provided, meaning there is no need for a separate teacher's manual.


EAP Foundation: Academic Presentations

  • Academic Presentations
  • Sheldon Smith
  • First Edition
  • January 2018
  • 116 pages

EAP Foundation: Academic Presentations is a complete course in giving presentations in an academic context. The first unit looks at preparing a presentation, including important questions to consider during the planning stage such as Who is the audience? and What is the purpose of the presentation? Subsequent units focus on presentation structure, language, body language, delivery and visual aids. There are guidelines for how to stage the introduction, dos and don'ts for PowerPoint slides, and a wealth of other ideas.

Turn the page to look inside.

The Contents pages show the areas covered by the book.

This is the beginning of Unit 1. The first page of each unit shows the learning outcomes and key vocabulary.

Each unit concludes with a range of exercises, to check comprehension and deepen understanding.

Appendices give additional resources, including data for visual aids and a presentation planning grid.

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EAP Foundation: Academic Presentations can be purchased through all major book stores, including Amazon stores.


EAP Foundation: Academic Writing Genres

Students at university need to write in a range of genres: essays, reports, dissertations, abstracts. EAP Foundation: Academic Writing Genres gives advice on each of these different genres. The book includes units on common essay types such as cause and effect, compare and contrast, problem-solution, discussion and argument. There is clear information on how to structure each one, with example essays to help students understand the structure and provide context for the language features.


EAP Foundation: Academic Writing Genres will be the second book launched in this series. Purchase information will be released soon.


Chinese Characters for HSK series

The Chinese Characters for HSK books are keyed in to the HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) tests. There is one book for each level of the test. Each book includes all new characters in that level, using the simplified characters of modern standard Chinese. There are photographic images for each character, from street signs, shop signs etc., to give a colourful, interesting representation, together with a plain text version of each character for clarity. Pinyin and meaning of each character is included, together with a list of all words in all HSK levels which use that character.


Chinese Characters for HSK: Level 1

  • Chinese Characters for HSK: Level 1
  • Sheldon Smith
  • First Edition
  • June 2017
  • 126 pages

This is the first book in the Chinese Characters for HSK series of books. It covers all characters in level 1 of the HSK test, 174 in total. The book lists all HSK words which use those characters, from level 1 to level 6, totalling 1318 words, including all 150 words in level 1. Whether you are at beginning, intermediate or advanced level, there will be something for you in this book.

Turn the page to look inside.

This page explains the layout of the main pages.

Some level 1 characters, like 本 and 不, appear in many words in the HSK test.

While some characters, like 菜 and 茶, appear in fewer words (茶 is only in level 1).

There is an appendix giving information on measure words, and a full English index.

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Chinese Characters for HSK: Level 1 can be purchased through Amazon stores.


Chinese Characters for HSK: Level 2

  • Chinese Characters for HSK: Level 2
  • Sheldon Smith
  • First Edition
  • July 2017
  • 115 pages

This is the second book in the Chinese Characters for HSK series of books. It covers all characters in level 2 of the HSK test, 173 in total. The book lists all HSK words which use those characters, up to level 6, totalling 1080 words.

Turn the page to look inside.

The book includes level 2 characters. Some level 2 characters have many words in the test.

While some characters appear in very few HSK words.

Some level 2 words use only level 1 characters. They are included in an appendix.

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Chinese Characters for HSK: Level 2 can be purchased through Amazon stores.