Everyday Business English

peteAimed at students and professionals with an intermediate level of English, this highly accessible and practical new series is designed to activate effective communication skills in the workplace.

Essential vocabulary and phrases are presented through short dialogues or texts
Helpful language notes highlight and reinforce the key language points
Enjoyable practice exercises consolidate language at the end of each unit
Recordings of all the dialogues on CD provide useful speaking models

Everyday Business English is one of four books in the English for Work series. It presents and practises vocabulary and expressions which will be useful in the workplace. Eight units cover areas such as a company visits, presentations, meetings and telephoning. Language is presented in short dialogues or texts which are all recorded on an accompanying CD-audio. Students are invited to listen to and read the dialogue, then use a dictionary and read the explanatory notes, which are clear and helpful. These notes often offer further useful expressions. Finally, a variety of exercises provide practice in using the language.

This black and white book is slim, under 100 pages long, and is aimed at intermediate level students. Like the other books in the series its main strength is the realistic nature of the dialogues and the usefulness of the phrases covered. Occasional cartoons and diagrams add variety. Particularly good is the section on e-mail. Recommended as support material to a general Business English course.

Review by
Pete Sharma (Pete works as a teacher and teacher trainer for Linguarama International. Pete has been a BESIG (Business English Special Interest Group) Committee member and has edited a number of BESIG Newsletters, for which he regularly contributes the CD-ROM / Internet page. He contributes articles and reviews to EFL magazines such as IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) Issues and the EL Gazette (This review can also be found in the EL Gazettes Reviews in Brief.)