This thoroughly revised course is designed for pre-intermediate level students who want to improve their English in a business and professional context. At the same time as drawing on the learner's own experience, the course provides activities which give the less experienced learner the opportunity to participate effectively. The course offers: units based on topics learners will meet such as describing a company, welcoming visitors and dealing with problems; a variety of challenging tasks and communicative activities that ensure that all four skills are developed; clearly structured and measured progression, with revision units to enable learners to check their progress; clear and accessible layout. The Teacher's Guide provides support and guidance, as well as a full key and tapescripts. The Home Study Book offers the learner further practice to consolidate their studies. Getting Ahead leads perfectly into Further Ahead.
Table of Contents
UNIT 1; INTRODUCTION AND GREETINGS; 1.1; Introducing yourself; 1.2; Saying where you're from; 1.3; Introducing other people; UNIT 2; OCCUPATIONS; 2.1; Saying what you do; 2.2; Telephoning; 2.3; Finding out information about people; UNIT 3; COMPANIES; 3.1; Describing a company; 3.2; Talking about types of business; 3.3; Finding the perfect partner; UNIT 4; THE PLACE OF WORK; 4.1; Giving directions; 4.2; Talking about departments; 4.3; Taking a message; UNIT 5; PROGRESS TEST 1; UNIT 6; DAY-TO-DAY WORK; 6.1; Talking about your work; 6.2; Describing routines; 6.3; Likes and dislikes; UNIT 7; THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT; 7.1; Asking people to do things; 7.2; Talking about stress; 7.3; Giving advice; UNIT 8; PLANS; 8.1; Discussing arrangements; 8.2; Making arrangements; 8.3; Planning a trip; UNIT 9; VISITS AND TRAVEL; 9.1; Talking to a visitor; 9.2; Attending business events 9.3; Finding out about hotels; UNIT 10; PROGRESS TEST 2; UNIT 11; WORK HISTORY; 11.1; Finding someone a job; 11.2; Talking about your career; 11.3; Describing your first job; UNIT 12; FAIRS AND SALES; 12.1; Finding out about a trade fair; 12.2; Talking about products; 12.3; Placing an order; UNIT 13; PRODUCT DESCRIPTION; 13.1; Comparing products; 13.2; Saying what's best; 13.3; Making suggestions; UNIT 14; ENTERTAINING; 14.1; Taking a guest to dinner; 14.2; Making invitations; 14.3; Describing food; UNIT 15; PROGRESS TEST 3; UNIT 16; FIRMS AND FACTORIES; 16.1; Saying what you've done; 16.2; Visiting a factory; 16.3; The company report; UNIT 17; PROBLEMS, PROBLEMS; 17.1; Dealing with problems; 17.2; Complaining and apologizing; 17.3; Finding a solution; UNIT 18; FUTURE TRENDS; 18.1; Making predictions; 18.2; Talking about the future; 18.3; Changing the way we work; UNIT 19; ENJOYING A BUSINESS TRIP; 19.1; Finding out about a city; 19.2; Making offers; 19.3; Thanking; UNIT 20; PROGRESS TEST 4; Key and transcripts