In Company

In Company Pre-intermediate Practice Online

In Company Pre-intermediate

ISBN 9780230725287

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This course accompanies 'In Company Pre-intermediate'. It corresponds to CEFR level B1 and Cambridge ESOL PET. 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 150 resources covering grammar, vocabulary, listening, pronunciation and writing
  • uses a variety of real-life business contexts such as professional networking, day to day working life, discussing business news and working with others
  • integrates language learning and grammar with topical issues relevant to professional life
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Syllabus details

  1. 1 Selling your company - Company life
    1. Arranging a loan
    2. The annual general meeting
    3. Life in the big city
    4. Present simple and present continuous
    5. Noisy neighbours
    6. Present simple v continuous
    7. Robot Wars
  2. 2 Women in business - Company life
    1. Work survey
    2. My job
    3. Work, work, work
    4. Life of a fitness freak
    5. Mad about cycling!
    6. The water sports centre
    7. Adverbs of frequency: expressions of frequency
    8. Adverbs of frequency: never to always
    9. Adverbs of frequency: word order
  3. 3 Telephone talk - Connecting
    1. Statistics
    2. Selling advertisements
    3. A telephone message
    4. Good morning
    5. Give me a call
    6. Hotel requests
    7. Write me an email
    8. Embedded questions: use
    9. Embedded questions: word order
  4. 4 Networking - Conversation Skills
    1. What should I say now?
    2. Networking at a conference
    3. Business interests
  5. 5 Company histories - Company life
    1. A company description
    2. The New York Stock Exchange
    3. What's the question?
    4. Where did you go?
    5. Past simple regular: use
    6. Past simple irregular: use
    7. Dates and times
    8. Prepositions of time: position
  6. 6 Correspondence - Connecting
    1. Buying advertising space
    2. Meeting at the museum
    3. You've got mail
    4. Emails between colleagues
    5. Office memos
    6. Future questions with will
    7. Peter telephones Sally
    8. Future with will/won't: affirmative
    9. Future with will/won't: negative
    10. Future with will/won't: interrogative
  7. 7 Making comparisons - Company life
    1. Checking in at the Riverside Hotel
    2. When in Rome ...
    3. Which animal is bigger?
    4. Superlatives
    5. Comparative and superlative adjectives
    6. Comparative adjectives: + -er
    7. Comparative adjectives: more + adjective
    8. Superlative adjectives: + -est, spelling
    9. Superlative adjectives: the most + adjective
    10. Comparative adjectives: (not) as ... as; less ... than
  8. 8 Did I ever tell you...? - Conversation skills
    1. A clever dog
    2. Encounter with a hippo
    3. A memorable journey
    4. Things to do
  9. 9 Spirit of enterprise - Company life
    1. High Street Stores
    2. Business News
    3. Developments
    4. Up or down?
    5. Writing a report
    6. Complaining
    7. Paul's interview
    8. A day at the office
    9. The worst job
    10. Past simple v present perfect
    11. Verbs and nouns
  10. 10 Stressed to the limit - Work issues
    1. An analysis
    2. Negotiating with the boss
    3. Modals of advice
    4. Modals of advice
    5. Obligation and advice
    6. Uses of have: necessity
    7. Obligation/necessity: must, have to
    8. Obligation/necessity: mustn't, don't have to
    9. Advice/opinion: should, ought to
  11. 11 Top jobs - Company life
    1. Tracy and Karen's big idea
    2. I've worked there for two years
    3. My colleagues
    4. Timeways travel
    5. Present perfect: use
    6. China Times
  12. 12 Conversation gambits - Conversation skills
    1. Greetings
    2. The Field Show
  13. 13 Air travel - Connecting
    1. Going on a trip
    2. I have a question
    3. Travelling tales
    4. A bad year to travel
    5. Ghosts
    6. If you walk under a ladder ...
    7. First conditional: affirmative
    8. First conditional: negative
    9. First conditional: interrogative
    10. First conditional: use
    11. The Balloon Fiesta
  14. 14 Hiring and firing - Work issues
    1. Letter of application
    2. Application letter extracts
    3. I've got an interview!
    4. How skilled are you?
    5. Talking about CVs and job interviews
    6. An appraisal interview
    7. The dress code
    8. The passive: passive v active
    9. Passive v active
    10. A reference for John Marr
    11. The passive: present simple
    12. The passive: past simple
    13. The passive: present perfect
    14. The passive: present continuous
  15. 15 Time - Work issues
    1. You have ten messages
    2. Proposing flexi-time at work
    3. Will v going to
    4. Will v going to
    5. Will and going to
    6. Leaving messages
    7. Future with going to: use
    8. Weak and strong forms
  16. 16 Getting things done - Conversation skills
    1. Offers and requests
    2. Requests
    3. Intonation
    4. An email to a colleague
  17. 17 Office gossip - Work issues
    1. Dealing with disagreements
    2. Team-working
    3. What did you say?
    4. What did they say?
    5. Astronaut
    6. Reported speech: reporting verbs in the present
    7. Reported speech: past reporting verbs
    8. Reported speech: tense changes
    9. Reported speech: changes
    10. Reported questions: yes/no questions
    11. Reported questions: wh- questions
    12. Say v tell: differences and uses
  18. 18 E-commerce - Connecting
    1. Online shopping
    2. A future quiz
    3. Health farm promises
    4. Learning English
    5. Future with will/won't: affirmative
    6. Future with will/won't: negative
    7. Future with will/won't: interrogative
    8. Future with will/won't: use
    9. Will/won't v present simple
  19. 19 Working from home - Work issues
    1. Virtual businesses
    2. Second conditional
    3. Second conditional: affirmative
    4. Second conditional: negative
    5. Second conditional: interrogative
    6. Second conditional: use
    7. The Balloon Fiesta
    8. Rhythm stress in second conditional
  20. 20 Working lunch - Conversation skills
    1. Let me buy you lunch
    2. International food
    3. Sentence stress