In Company

In Company Second Edition Upper Intermediate Practice Online

In Company Second Edition Upper Intermediate

ISBN 9780230761933

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This course accompanies In Company Second Edition Upper Intermediate. It corresponds to CEFR level C1 and Cambridge ESOL CAE. There are 18 syllabus items, each matching a student's book unit, and an extra syllabus item with video activities. 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 the workplace 
  • contextualise key target language 
  • understand grammar through practical business 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 company performance and ethical investment, decision making and building professional relationships
  • includes video activities covering functional language for business situations
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Syllabus details

  1. 1 Business or pleasure?
    1. Entertaining company visitors
    2. What's on offer?
    3. The Ambassador's Cocktail Party
    4. Conversation openers
    5. The people in the picture
    6. Hospitality services
    7. Mixed tenses
    8. Past tenses
  2. 2 Exchanging information
    1. What's on the agenda?
    2. Points for the agenda
    3. To spend or not to spend
    4. Sales crisis
    5. The Balloon Fiesta
    6. Conditionals
    7. Conditionals
  3. 3 Do the right thing
    1. The schoolgirl millionaire
    2. What is social responsibility?
    3. Investing in the community
    4. Put your money where your heart is
  4. 4 Voice and visuals
    1. Advice about giving presentations
    2. Business news
    3. Business news
    4. Mind-mapping techniques in meetings
    5. Presentation about an advertising campaign
    6. A wedding day to remember
    7. Presentation training
    8. Annual report
    9. Presentation introduction
    10. Modal verb structures
    11. Certainty and possibility
  5. 5 Problems on the phone
    1. Listening to complaints
    2. Dealing with difficult phone calls
    3. Interviewing a young star
    4. On the phone
    5. Write me an email
    6. Embedded questions: use
    7. Embedded questions: word order
    8. At the airport
  6. 6 Leading meetings
    1. Advice about taking part in meetings
    2. Funding of projects and companies
    3. Connectors: purpose
    4. Connectors: cause
    5. Linkers
    6. Contrasting ideas
    7. What do you think of computer games?
    8. Meeting memo
    9. Colleagues discussing department meetings
    10. Money and business
    11. Money troubles
    12. Corporate social responsibility and NGT
    13. Connectors: contrast
  7. 7 Games without frontiers
    1. Teamwork at a manufacturing company
    2. Successful team leading
    3. Team-working
    4. Dealing with disagreements
  8. 8 Promoting your ideas
    1. What is the speaker talking about?
    2. Report on 'Getting New Business' meeting
    3. Usual Suspects
    4. Making presentations
    5. 'Ideas' meeting memo
    6. A company takeover
    7. Crisis meeting minutes
    8. Wonders of the world
    9. Passive
  9. 9 Relationship-building
    1. How has your visit been?
    2. The social side of business
    3. Working in a restaurant
    4. Effective meetings
    5. Verbs followed by prepositions: about, at, for, from, in
    6. Verbs followed by prepositions: into, of, on, to, with
    7. What shall we do this evening?
    8. Job advertisements
  10. 10 Taking decisions
    1. Neuromarketing
    2. The 'Four Ps' of marketing
    3. BEC Vantage Listening Part 3
    4. Meeting David Beckham
    5. Marketing strategies
    6. Marketing techniques
    7. Advertising and marketing methods
    8. Developments in advertising and marketing
    9. Legal department letters
    10. Big decisions
    11. Legal letters
    12. Customer service
    13. Definite, indefinite and zero articles
  11. 11 Simply the best
    1. BEC Higher Reading Part 5
    2. Recognition of company logos and brands
    3. Market research
    4. Interactive advertising
    5. Advertising
    6. A business report
    7. Radio advertisements
  12. 12 E-mailing
    1. Email messages between colleagues
    2. English: a global language
    3. Future tenses
    4. Science fiction?
    5. The home of the future
    6. Write an email for me
    7. Email about future plans
    8. Changing arrangements
    9. Future tense contrasts
  13. 13 Making an impact
    1. Presentation about company departments
    2. My aunt
    3. Inversion
    4. Inversion
    5. Company update
    6. Manager's motivational speech
    7. Dealing with fame
    8. Not a good move
  14. 14 Out and about
    1. A bad experience at the airport
    2. A telephone conversation
    3. Business meals
    4. Eating out
    5. Waiter, waiter ...
    6. The Martians are not coming
    7. Fear of flying
    8. Past tenses
    9. Tsunami
    10. Past tenses
  15. 15 First among equals
    1. Super Groups
    2. Offshoring
    3. Managing expansion
    4. Colorama
    5. A great British leader
  16. 16 Teleconferencing
    1. The Website Project
    2. A guided tour
    3. About my appraisal ...
    4. Appraisal of candidates for promotion
    5. Reported statements
    6. An emergency meeting
    7. Increasing visitor spend at tourist attractions
    8. Zodiac car company
    9. Appraisal
    10. Direct and reported speech
    11. Reporting verbs
    12. Direct speech
  17. 17 Negotiating deals
    1. Business news extracts
    2. Asking for a pay rise
    3. Meeting between company manager and staff representative
    4. BEC Higher Reading Part 1
    5. Negotiations
    6. Compound adjectives
    7. Order negotiations
  18. 18 The shape of things to come
    1. Inventions
    2. New technology for communication
    3. A world of Scottish invention
    4. The energy of the future
    5. Technology
    6. Computer crisis
    7. The age of technology
    8. Virtual reality
  19. 19 In Company contexts: video activities
    1. Video 4: Introducing Green Food Products
    2. Video 4: Company presentation
    3. Video 4: Presenting the company
    4. Video 6: Participating in meetings
    5. Video 6: Polite participation
    6. Video 6: The company catalogue