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Express Series English for the Automobile Industry

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Express Series English for the Automobile Industry

A short, specialist English course.

Format: Mixed media format

English for the Automobile Industry is the ideal quick course for anyone who needs English to communicate with colleagues, customers, and business partners in the automotive industry.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-457900-1

English for the Automobile Industry is part of the Express Series. It is an ideal course for students in employment, who want to communicate better in English.

This short, intensive course can be completed in 25-30 hours, so students make progress quickly.

English for the Automobile Industry can be used as a stand-alone course, for self-study using the interactive MultiROM, or alongside a coursebook such as International Express

Educational discount pricing

K12 schools, college bookstores, and other educational institutions with an Oxford account will receive an educational discount when placing their order through our Customer Service department.

Please call Customer Service at 800-542-2442 (8am - 6pm EST, Monday to Friday). You need an Oxford account to receive the discounted price.

Our discounted price list (PDF)

This pack includes:

  • Student's Book
  • MultiROM

Key features

  • Engaging topics, motivating role-plays, and a variety of exercises provide a framework for each specialist subject
  • Tip boxes present key language points, useful phrases, and strategies.
  • STARTER section at the beginning of each unit has warm-up and awareness-raising activities
  • OUTPUT sections at the end of each unit encourage discussion and reflection
  • Answers, transcripts, and a glossary of useful phrases at the back of each book
  • Self-study material on the interactive MultiROM includes realistic listening extracts and interactive exercises for extra practice


English for the Automobile Industry provides students with the language and skills that are essential to communication in the industry. The course is suitable for those who work for a car manufacturer, a supplier, a car dealership, or for a marketing agency involved with the automobile industry.

Practical exercises, listening extracts, industry-specific texts, and numerous illustrations help students to acquire target vocabulary and commonly-used expressions.

English for the Automobile Industry addresses a range of subjects regarding cars and the industry as a whole. Topics and skills covered include purchasing and sales, administration, design, and production.


Unit 1: Introduction to the car: Factors involved in buying a car, types of car, car sales.

Unit 2: The exterior: Exterior car parts, car production, a quality problem.

Unit 3: The interior: Interior car parts, the instrument panel, a delivery problem.

Unit 4: Under the bonnet: The engine, a technical support hotline, an international car show.

Unit 5: Performance and technical specifications: Launching a new model, a road test, materials and their properties.

Unit 6: Safety: Active and passive safety features, choosing safety features, car recalls.

Unit 7: Design: The design process, constraints, expanding the product range.

Unit 8: Future trends: The car of the future, environmental awareness, fuel cells.

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