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Express Series English for Socializing

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Express Series English for Socializing

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English for Socializing is an ideal short course for those who need English to socialize in a professional context.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-457939-1

English for Socializing 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 Socializing 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 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 Socializing teaches students how to build good relationships with international clients and colleagues. The course includes essential expressions and conversation techniques that will enable students to socialize and make business contacts in English.

English for Socializing presents realistic relationship-building situations. The well-structured and varied exercises allow students to practise conversational techniques and strategies.

Each unit includes speaking activities which cover how to exchange pleasantries and chat with ease, as well as intercultural issues and soft skills.


Unit 1: Making contact: Making arrangements, meeting visitors, talking about plans.

Unit 2: Welcoming visitors: Talking about your company, offering refreshments, giving directions in a building.

Unit 3: Getting acquainted: Making small talk, talking about travelling, talking about personal possessions.

Unit 4: Entertaining a visitor: Showing a visitor around, talking about where you live, recommending things to do.

Unit 5: Eating out: Deciding what to order, thanking somebody for a meal.

Unit 6: Networking at a trade fair: Starting a conversation with a stranger, talking about your company and products, following up a new contact.

Part of... Express Series

Express Series: the fast route to English for work.

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