Business English

Business English Pre-intermediate Practice Online (British)

Business English Pre-intermediate

ISBN 9780230751781


This is a business, pre-intermediate level course. You will find a collection of exercises and activities to give you practice of 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 worked there for two 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 about the future?
    5. Talking about the future
  4. Business communication: Emails and memos
    1. You have ten messages
    2. You've got mail
    3. Emails between colleagues
    4. Office memos
    5. An email to a colleague
  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. Timetable 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. Travelling tales
    2. On business in Bermuda
    3. A working holiday
    4. Going on a trip
  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 shop
    3. Complaining
    4. Shopping around
    5. High Street Stores
  11. Companies: Describing jobs
    1. Work, work, work
    2. Talking about your job
    3. A day at the office
    4. Team-working
  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. Business News
    3. Up or down?
    4. Developments
    5. Business News
    6. Writing a report
  16. People: Applications
    1. A telephone message
    2. Application letter extracts
    3. Letter of application
  17. People: Selection process
    1. Interviewing procedures
    2. Talking about CVs and job interviews
    3. How skilled are you?
  18. People: Job interviews
    1. I've got an interview!
    2. What's the question?
    3. Paul's interview
  19. People: Appraisal
    1. Appraisal report
    2. An appraisal interview
    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 pay rise
    4. What if ...?
    5. An analysis