Business English

Business English Pre-intermediate Practice Online (American)

Business English Pre-intermediate

ISBN 9780230761872


This is a business, pre-intermediate level course. You will find a collection of exercises and activities to practice your grammar, vocabulary, listening, reading and writing. There are 4 units, each with 5 syllabus items.

Why choose this course?

It will help you...

  • develop grammar and vocabulary understanding 
  • practise speaking and listening skills 
  • learn business-specific vocabulary and expressions 
  • develop practical language to liaise with colleagues and partners in English 
  • undertake confidently business tasks in an international environment 
  • improve your English both in and out of the office

Key features

  • 78 carefully selected interactive resources 
  • can be used alongside any business English coursebook 
  • each unit covers areas that every successful professional needs to know such as making phone calls, writing emails, greeting company visitors, dealing with problems and negotiating
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Syllabus details

  1. Business communication: Personal information
    1. Registering at a business conference
    2. Booking a course
    3. Talking about a conference
    4. I've lived here for three years
    5. Timeways travel
  2. Business communication: Phone calls and messages
    1. A telephone message
    2. Good morning
    3. Give me a call
    4. Leaving messages
  3. Business communication: Appointments and arrangements
    1. Buying advertising space
    2. Future arrangements
    3. What's happening this week?
    4. What's happening in the future?
    5. Talking about the future
  4. Business communication: Emails and memos
    1. You've got mail
    2. An email to a colleague
    3. Emails between colleagues
    4. You have ten messages
    5. Office memos
  5. Business communication: Effective meetings
    1. How to have a good meeting
    2. Proposing flexi-time at work
    3. What did you say?
  6. Away from work: Company visitors
    1. Schedule for company visitors
    2. Meeting at the museum
    3. Greetings
  7. Away from work: Cultural literacy
    1. Where is it?
    2. I have a question
    3. Let me buy you lunch
    4. What should I say now?
  8. Away from work: Business travel
    1. Taking a trip
    2. Traveling tales
    3. On business in Bermuda
    4. A working vacation
  9. Away from work: Requests
    1. Complaining about a service
    2. Requests
    3. Offers and requests
    4. Modals of permission
  10. Away from work: Shopping
    1. Can I help you?
    2. In the sports store
    3. Complaining
    4. Shopping around
    5. Department Stores
  11. Companies: Describing jobs
    1. Team-working
    2. Work, work, work
    3. Talking about your job
    4. A day at the office
  12. Companies: Job satisfaction
    1. Work survey
    2. My job
    3. Reporting the results of a survey
  13. Companies: Describing businesses
    1. Business interests
    2. A radio interview
  14. Companies: Business challenges
    1. A demographic challenge
    2. A bad year to travel
    3. What does that mean?
  15. Companies: Business results
    1. The annual general meeting
    2. Up or down?
    3. Developments
    4. Writing a report
    5. Business news
    6. Business News
  16. People: Applications
    1. A telephone message
    2. Application letter extracts
    3. Letter of application
  17. People: Selection process
    1. Interviewing procedures
    2. How skilled are you?
    3. Talking about résumés and job interviews
  18. People: Job interviews
    1. I have an interview!
    2. What's the question?
    3. Paul's interview
  19. People: Appraisal
    1. An appraisal interview
    2. Appraisal report
    3. Can you do this again, please?
    4. The dress code
  20. People: Problems and negotiations
    1. Negotiating with the boss
    2. Dealing with disagreements
    3. Asking for a raise
    4. What if ...?
    5. An analysis