In Company

In Company Intermediate Practice Online

In Company Intermediate

ISBN 9780230725294

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This course accompanies 'In Company Intermediate'. It corresponds to CEFR level B2 and Cambridge ESOL FCE. There are 20 Syllabus Items, each matching a Student's Book unit. Within each Syllabus Item, resources are grouped into two categories - 'Topic Focus' and 'Grammar Focus'

Why choose this course?

It will help you...

  • train in language skills that are immediately transferable to your workplace
  • understand the language of practical business tasks and contexts
  • draw on personal experiences at work
  • improve presentation skills

Key features

  • includes over 160 resources covering grammar, vocabulary, listening, pronunciation and writing
  • uses a variety of real-life business contexts such as communicating with global contacts, handling email and phone conversations, discussing technological developments and presenting in group meetings
  • integrates language learning and grammar with topical issues relevant to professional life
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Syllabus details

  1. 1 International English - Talking points
    1. Learning English
    2. Learning languages
    3. Language needs
  2. 2 Making contacts - Networking
    1. Conference facilities
    2. Setting up a conference
    3. What should I say now?
    4. Networking at a conference
    5. Business interests
    6. Present continuous
    7. My new job
    8. Sally's diary
    9. Present continuous: spelling
    10. Present simple: spelling
    11. Robot Wars
  3. 3 Making calls - Desk work
    1. Can I leave a message?
    2. Good morning
    3. Three quick phone calls
    4. A telephone message
    5. Leaving a telephone message
    6. Last winter ...
    7. A clever dog
    8. All about you
    9. Present simple v past simple
  4. 4 Keeping track - Meetings
    1. Proposing flexi-time at work
    2. Meeting room arrangements
    3. Setting up a restaurant
    4. A company takeover
    5. Connecting phrasal verbs
    6. Meaning of phrasal verbs
    7. Robbin' the Rich
    8. Supermarket reviews
    9. Travelling light
    10. Customer service
  5. 5 Speed of life - Talking points
    1. Just relax!
    2. Spare time
    3. Get the balance right
  6. 6 Business travel - Networking
    1. Greetings
    2. I have a question
    3. Arrival of a business visitor
    4. A telephone conversation
    5. An aircraft announcement
    6. Booking flights
    7. At the hotel
    8. How do I get there?
    9. Lost and Found Blues
    10. Offers and requests
    11. Requests
    12. Intonation
    13. At the airport
  7. 7 Handling calls - Desk work
    1. Setting up a meeting
    2. Office memos
    3. Covering for a colleague
    4. Meeting at the museum
    5. Buying advertising space
    6. Accommodation for business guests
    7. Peter telephones Sally
    8. Future questions with will
  8. 8 Making decisions - Meetings
    1. Business news
    2. Business News
    3. Financial news
    4. Different opinions
    5. Training needs meeting
    6. Conditionals
    7. Conditionals
    8. Conditional sentences
    9. If you asked ...
    10. Learning English
    11. A visit to London
  9. 9 Big business - Talking points
    1. Company update
    2. Small and medium-size enterprises in the UK
    3. Family businesses in Spain
  10. 10 Small talk - Networking
    1. Small talk
    2. Socializing with a visitor
    3. What shall we do this evening?
    4. The Field Show
    5. Present perfect
    6. Present perfect simple
    7. My colleagues
    8. A day at the office
    9. Complaining
    10. Mr Microsoft
    11. Paul's interview
    12. Synonyms - adjectives
  11. 11 Email - Desk work
    1. You have ten messages
    2. Compound nouns
    3. You've got mail
    4. An email to a colleague
    5. Information technology
    6. Using the network
    7. Will v going to
    8. Will v going to
    9. Talking about the future
    10. What's happening about the future?
    11. Leaving messages
    12. What are your plans?
  12. 12 Presenting - Meetings
    1. Making presentations
    2. Listening to a presentation
    3. Up or down?
    4. Website performance
    5. Retail company's performance
    6. The annual general meeting
    7. Past simple and past continuous
    8. Past tenses
    9. A burglary
    10. Hard at Work
  13. 13 Technological world - Talking points
    1. I couldn't live without it
    2. The age of technology
    3. Some snapshots of technological developments
    4. Smart clothes
  14. 14 Being heard - Meetings
    1. A radio interview
    2. How to have a good meeting
    3. Effective meetings
    4. Colleagues discussing department meetings
    5. Meetings and greetings
    6. Companies
    7. Presentation introduction
    8. Humour in the workplace
  15. 15 Snail mail - Desk work
    1. Documents for a meeting
    2. Negotiations
    3. Verbs and prepositions
    4. A letter on conference arrangements
    5. A letter of complaint to a supplier
    6. Prepositions following verbs 1
    7. Talking about your job
    8. -ing form v infinitive
    9. Infinitive v -ing form
    10. -ing forms and infinitives
    11. The Big Squeeze
  16. 16 Solving problems - Meetings
    1. Virtual businesses
    2. Colorama
    3. 'Ideas' meeting memo
    4. Protecting your new product
    5. Production plans
    6. Terraformer - Average
    7. Second and third conditional
    8. Conditionals
    9. How to succeed at an interview
    10. The Balloon Fiesta
    11. Prefixes
  17. 17 Global village - Talking points
    1. Views on globalization
    2. Brain drain
    3. Going global
  18. 18 Eating out - Networking
    1. Let me buy you lunch
    2. International food
    3. An evening's entertainment
    4. Business meals
    5. Eating out
    6. Passive
    7. Passive
    8. Guest information
    9. Buying goods and equipment
  19. 19 Messaging - Desk work
    1. Emails between colleagues
    2. A telephone message
    3. Travel agent's answerphone messages
    4. Arrangements for a business visitor
    5. Training sessions
    6. Reported speech
    7. What did they say?
    8. Advertising
    9. Astronaut
    10. Direct and reported speech
    11. Warehouse fire
    12. Reporting verbs
  20. 20 Negotiating - Meetings
    1. Negotiating with the boss
    2. Asking for a pay rise
    3. The dress code
    4. Dealing with disagreements
    5. Meeting between company manager and staff representative
    6. Complaining about a service