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Express Series English for Logistics

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Express Series English for Logistics

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English for Logistics is an ideal short course for those who work in the logistics industry, and who need English to communicate when transporting, shipping, and storing goods.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-457945-2

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

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 in each unit include 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 Logistics teaches students the target vocabulary and commonly-used expressions that are essential for communication in a variety of logistics roles, including carriers, suppliers, hauliers, and couriers.

English for Logistics is suitable for those working for a shipping agent, a customs broker, or a freight forwarder. The course is appropriate for employees working at a range of levels, from warehousing and administration positions, to management roles.

The course covers a range of subjects associated with the logistics industry, including transport and shipping, warehouse and storage, and documentation and finance.


Unit 1: Introduction to logistics: Setting the scene, jobs in logistics, regular activities.

Unit 2: Logistics services: Product ranges, value-added services.

Unit 3: Inventory management and procurement: Continuous replenishment, job advertisements

Unit 4: Modes of transport: Transport and handling equipment, container types.

Unit 5: Planning and arranging transport: Transport options, measurements, quotations.

Unit 6: Shipping goods: Markings, loading, shipping instructions

Unit 7: Warehousing and storage: Handling equipment, warehouse areas.

Unit 8: Documentation and finance: Documents in foreign trade, import instructions, payment methods.

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