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Business Objectives New Edition Student's Book

Business Objectives New Edition Student's Book

New Edition

Format: Paperback

The complete course in Business English for job-experienced and pre-experience students of English for business, now revised for the late 1990s.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-451391-3
  • Pages: 192
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 276x210 mm
  • 15 units, combining a grammar syllabus with a functional business syllabus
  • learner training activities
  • grammar and usage notes
  • glossary
  • role play notes
  • full tapescripts

Key features

  • There is a clear functional syllabus tailored for the business student. The 15 free-standing units are each based on a key area of business interaction, such as telephoning, meetings, and socializing.
  • The functional syllabus is combined with a strong grammar syllabus, ensuring progressive coverage of all the basic structures and tenses that occur in general coursebooks at lower-intermediate level.
  • Special emphasis is placed on skills work, particularly listening and speaking.
  • The student-centred approach invites learners to draw on their own professional experience in activities and discussions.
  • Essential business vocabulary is presented in realistic contexts and taught systematically.
  • The course includes a substantial amount of listening work, as well as a pronunciation syllabus.

Contents

The following is a simplified version of the Contents, showing the Topics and Language covered in each unit. The full version of the Contents Page in the Student's Book also includes the Vocabulary, Pronunciation, and Skills work covered in each unit.

1 Meeting People
Topics
Getting information
Describing jobs
Commuters
Personality profile

Language
Introductions
Prepositions - jobs
Wh- question forms
Present Simple tense
How long does it take?

2 Telephoning
Topics
Starting calls
Transferring information
eciding what to do
Requests
Language
Can / could / may I ... ?
Can / could / would you ... ?

Instant decisions: I'll


3 Companies
Topics
Company profiles
Facilities
Organizations
Current activities
Company strengths

Language
Present Continuous and Present Simple tenses
Has got
It is / There is / There are

4 Exchanging information
Topics
Description
Explaining what you need
Size and dimension
Sorting words

Language
Adjectives
was and were
What was it like?
Dimensions
It weighs / costs ...

5 Reporting
Topics
Company history
Saying when
Reporting on a trip
Complaints
Language
Past Simple tense
Prepositions with time
Question forms

6 Socializing
Topics
Business lunches
Offers
Interests and routines
Chatting

Language
some and any
Would you like ... ?
Expressions of frequency
Polite replies

7 Meetings
Topics
Recommending action
Asking for opinions
Making suggestions
Justifying decisions
Problem solving

Language
Should
Expressing opinions
Going to (future)
Why don't we ... ? / Shall we ... ? / We could ...

8 Making arrangements
Topics
Dates
Timetables, plans, and arrangements
Making appointments
Invitations
Fixing a time

Language
Present Simple and Present Continuous tenses (future)
Would

9 Describing trends
Topics
Rises and falls
Describing changes
Describing graphs
Giving reasons

Language
Prepositions - finance
Verbs of change - rise, fall, etc.
Adjectives and adverbs
Cause/effect connectors

10 Progress updates
Topics
Giving news
Staff changes
Targets
Checking progress

Language
Present Perfect Simple tense
Question forms

11 Planning
Topics
Talking about quantity
Making predictions
Giving advice
Offering help
Conference planning

Language
Countable and uncountable nouns with much and many
Future facts and predictions: Will / won't
Shall I ... ?
You'd better (not) ...

12 Comparing information
Topics
Comparing sales figures
Comparing countries
Comparing companies

Language
Comparatives and superlatives
-er / more than ...; as ... as; the -est / the most ...

13 Business travel
Topics
Air travel
Rules and regulations
Future possibilities
Company policy
Social customs

Language
Modals expressing obligation
Mustn'tr vs don't have to
Open conditionals

14 Company visits
Topics
Achievements
Experience
Systems and processes

Language
Present Perfect vs Past Simple
For and since, ever and never
Passive voice
Sequencers

15 Tackling problems
Topics
Consequences
Hypothesizing
Problems
Solutions
Negotiating

Language
would / might / could
Second conditional
Supposing ...

Part of... Business Objectives, New Edition

Develops the skills students need to participate in a variety of business contexts. context of everyday business functions.

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