Part of a new four-level Business English course written specifically for those who are required to communicate effectively in the modern business environment. Throughout the preparation and testing of Business Life the focus has been on providing language which is essential for this purpose. The series has been written by authors with a wide experience of teaching English for business in a range of international contexts, countries and cultures. Learners are able to follow fast, standard or comprehensive tracks through the materials respecting the modern need for flexibility. Business Life also follows a progressive and comprehensive grammar syllabus, with the stress on the effective use of the grammar for clear communication. It satisfies the requirements of the Common European Framework, BEC and equivalent global testing authorities.
Table of Contents
Introduction Unit 1. About you Unit 2. About your job Unit 3. About where you work Unit 4. Your business activities Unit 5. The location of your company Unit 6. The layout of your company Unit 7. Meeting and welcoming Unit 8. The first two minutes Unit 9. Partings and thanks Unit 10. Setting up a meeting Unit 11. Confirming arrangements Unit 12. Changing plans Unit 13. Dealing with the unexpected Unit 14. Explaining and apologising Unit 15. Making contact by phone Unit 16. Dealing with incoming calls Unit 17. Leaving and taking messages Unit 18. Email and telephone problems Unit 19. Drinks and snacks Unit 20. Eating out Unit 21. Outings and sightseeing Unit 22. Starting a journey Unit 23. Travelling Unit 24. Arriving and meeting contacts Unit 25. Gifts and saying thank you Unit 26. Checking facilities and information Unit 27. Shopping Unit 28. Your colleagues Unit 29. Your office building Unit 30. How things work Unit 31. Requesting information Unit 32. Staying in a hotel Unit 33. Booking conference facilities Unit 34. Organising a trip Unit 35. Hiring a car Unit 36 Returning home General note on contractions General note on capital letters in business titles Reference section Glossary of business-related terms Answers Audioscripts
Ian Badger has extensive experience of developing courses and systems of language training for business. He is a partner in Business and Medical English Services, and a director of English4 Ltd. Pete Menzies is an associate of Pod (Professional and Organisational Development) and founder of Commnet, a dedicated training agency specialising in written communication and email management. Awards for his published work include the Duke of Edinburgh ESU Prize and the Gold Medal at the Leipzig Industrial Fair.