In Company

In Company Upper Intermediate Practice Online

In Company Upper Intermediate

ISBN 9780230725300

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This course accompanies 'In Company Upper Intermediate'. It corresponds to CEFR level C1 and Cambridge ESOL CAE. There are 18 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 130 resources covering grammar, vocabulary, listening, pronunciation and writing
  • uses a variety of real-life business contexts such as relationship building and negotiation, decision making, business presentations and using conference calls
  • integrates language learning and grammar with topical issues relevant to professional life
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Syllabus details

  1. 1 Business or pleasure? - Networking
    1. What's on offer?
    2. Hospitality services
    3. Entertaining company visitors
    4. Conversation openers
    5. The Ambassador's Cocktail Party
    6. The people in the picture
    7. Mixed tenses
    8. The Martians are not coming
    9. Past tenses
  2. 2 Exchanging information - Meetings
    1. Points for the agenda
    2. To spend or not to spend
    3. Sales crisis
    4. Conditionals
    5. Conditionals
    6. Conditional: comparison of all forms
    7. Learning English
    8. The Balloon Fiesta
  3. 3 Material world - Talking points
    1. The schoolgirl millionaire
    2. Put your money where your heart is
  4. 4 Voice and visuals - Presenting
    1. Mind-mapping techniques in meetings
    2. Presentation training
    3. Presentation about an advertising campaign
    4. Business news
    5. Annual report
    6. Modal verb structures
    7. Presentation introduction
    8. Certainty and possibility
    9. A wedding day to remember
    10. Would v used to: past habits v past states
    11. Obligation/necessity: need, needn't, must, mustn't, have to, don't have to, needn't have, didn't need to.
  5. 5 Problems on the phone - Desk work
    1. Listening to complaints
    2. Dealing with difficult phone calls
    3. At the airport
    4. Write me an email
    5. Embedded questions: word order
    6. Embedded questions: use
    7. Interviewing a young star
  6. 6 Leading meetings - Meetings
    1. Colleagues discussing department meetings
    2. Advice about taking part in meetings
    3. Money troubles
    4. Funding of projects and companies
    5. Connectors: contrast
    6. Connectors: purpose
    7. Connectors: cause
    8. Contrasting ideas
    9. Linkers
    10. What do you think of computer games?
  7. 7 Information age - Talking points
    1. Business headlines
    2. Business news extracts
    3. Business news
    4. Article titles
    5. Nile News
  8. 8 Promoting your ideas - Presenting
    1. Making presentations
    2. Advice about giving presentations
    3. Listening to a presentation
    4. 'Ideas' meeting memo
    5. Report on 'Getting New Business' meeting
    6. Successful team leading
    7. A company takeover
    8. Crisis meeting minutes
    9. Usual Suspects
    10. Passive
    11. Passive
    12. Wonders of the world
  9. 9 Relationship-building - Networking
    1. How has your visit been?
    2. Visitor hopes and expectations
    3. What shall we do this evening?
    4. The social side of business
    5. Infinitive v -ing form
    6. Working in a restaurant
    7. Effective meetings
    8. Disco of Doom
    9. Verbs followed by prepositions: about, at, for, from, in
    10. Verbs followed by prepositions: into, of, on, to, with
    11. Job advertisements
  10. 10 Taking decisions - Meetings
    1. What is the speaker talking about?
    2. Customer service
    3. Meeting David Beckham
    4. Big decisions
    5. Advertising and marketing methods
    6. Legal department letters
    7. Marketing strategies
    8. Definite, indefinite and zero articles
    9. Mountains of the world
    10. Articles
  11. 11 Branded planet - Talking points
    1. Developments in advertising and marketing
    2. Recognition of company logos and brands
    3. A business report
  12. 12 E-mailing - Desk work
    1. Write an email for me
    2. Email messages between colleagues
    3. Changing arrangements
    4. Email about future plans
    5. English: a global language
    6. Future tense contrasts
    7. Future tenses
    8. Future in the past
    9. Will v future continuous v future perfect
    10. Future perfect simple v continuous
    11. Astro Explorer - Difficult
  13. 13 Making an impact - Presenting
    1. Presentation about company departments
    2. Company update
    3. Manager's motivational speech
    4. Dealing with fame
    5. My aunt
    6. Inversion
    7. Inversion
    8. Not a good move
  14. 14 Out and about - Networking
    1. A telephone conversation
    2. A bad experience at the airport
    3. Fear of flying
    4. Business meals
    5. Eating out
    6. Narrative tenses contrasted
    7. Past tenses
    8. Tsunami
    9. A burglary
  15. 15 Big ideas - Talking points
    1. Colorama
    2. Super Groups
    3. Offshoring
    4. Managing expansion
  16. 16 Teleconferencing - Desk work
    1. The Website Project
    2. Increasing visitor spend at tourist attractions
    3. Zodiac car company
    4. Teamwork at a manufacturing company
    5. A guided tour
    6. Appraisal
    7. An emergency meeting
    8. Reporting verbs
    9. Direct and reported speech
    10. Advertising
    11. Reported speech: past reporting verbs
    12. Reported speech: tense changes
  17. 17 Negotiating deals - Meetings
    1. Asking for a pay rise
    2. Meeting between company manager and staff representative
    3. Order negotiations
    4. Negotiations
  18. 18 Shaping the future - Talking points
    1. New technology for communication
    2. Virtual reality
    3. The home of the future