Oxford English for Careers: Oil and Gas 1 Student Book

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Oxford English for Careers: Oil and Gas 1 Student Book

A course for pre-work students who are studying for a career in the oil and gas industries.

Format: Paperback

An elementary course for students studying for a career in the oil and gas industries, who will need English to communicate at work.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-456965-1
  • Pages: 136
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 276x210 mm

Oil and Gas 1 is ideal for pre-work students, studying at elementary level, who will need to use English in work situations.

Oil and Gas 1 develops the vocabulary, language, and skills that students need to understand the industry, and apply this knowledge to practical situations such as workshop operations and repairs and maintenance.

  • Student's Book
  • Teacher's Book
  • Class Audio CD

Key features

  • Topic-based syllabus, covering a range of subjects such as drilling, refining, working offshore, repairs and maintenance, and safety
  • Teaches English in context, so students practise the language and skills they need for the job in real work situations
  • Real-world profiles from genuine professionals in the 'It's my job' section offer authentic and engaging insights into the oil and gas industry
  • Extra facts, figures, quotations, and specialist terminology included in the top margin of unit pages
  • The Teacher's Resource Book provides specialist background to the industry for every unit, as well as industry tips to support non-expert teachers


Oil and Gas 1 is suitable for elementary students studying for a career in the oil and gas industries. Oil and Gas 1 gives students the language, information, and skills they will need for a career in these industries.

A highly communicative course, Oil and Gas 1 provides students with functional language to use in a variety of work scenarios. Listening activities expose students to a variety of situations and accents, from both native and non-native English speakers. Activities include dialogues, presentations, and interviews. The 'Number Talk' feature in each unit covers items of numeracy, measurement, and associated language relevant to working in the oil and gas industries.

The Writing Bank in the middle of the book provides basic writing practice, teaching students important skills such as technical report-writing.

The course supports teachers in the vocational teaching situation, providing them with specialist background information for the industry.


1 An international industry
Employers in my country, completing a form, tools and hardware

2 Upstream
Measuring oil and gas, talking about jobs, some upstream jobs

3 Downstream
Calculating, telephone calls and messages, computers and control panels

4 Safety first
A toolbox talk, safety signs, spelling and notices

5 Finding oil and gas
Global positioning, seismic exploration, discussing specs

6 Drilling
Problems and solutions, a drilling crew, giving safety advice, understanding instructions

7 Pipes and pipelines
Measuring pipes, welding hazards and precautions, isometrics and MTOs

8 Working offshore
Radio conversation, a production platform, electricity and circuits

9 Natural gas
Alternative energy sources, describing equipment, gas production and distribution

10 Oil and the environment
Environmental success stories, problems and solutions, preventing environmental damage, reporting an incident

11 Workshop operations
Precision measurements, workshop responsibilities, managing the workshop, a job card

12 Repairs and maintenance
Planning the day's work, routine maintenance, recording repairs

13 The refinery
Temperature, fractional distillation, a refinery tour, explaining a process

14 Emergencies
Dealing with accidents and emergencies, an accident report, emergency vehicles and equipment

15 Petrochemicals
Products that contain petrochemicals, factory and product description, the history of petrochemicals, materials requisition

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