Business Speaking

Business Speaking : B1-C2

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Make yourself understood in business

This brand new self-study book is the perfect way for business people who spend a lot of time on the phone or in meetings and want to improve their spoken English, getting their message across effectively. The focus is on the key language required to speak English accurately in business.

'Collins English for Business' is a new series of self-study skills books which focus on the language you really need to do business in English - wherever you are in the world. Each title includes tips on how to communicate effectively and how to communicate inter-culturally. Other titles in the series: Listening and Writing.

* Powered by COBUILD - using the real language of business English

* Contents:
Twenty 4-page units cover the key areas, such as Networking and Small Talk, Telephoning, Telephone and Video Conferencing, Presentations and Interviews.

* Each unit contains:
- Exercises focused on vocabulary or key structures
- Grammar tips
- Key phrases

* Audio CD: dialogues are recorded by native speakers, using real-life situations and key phrases specific to different situations in the business environment.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 420g
  • Collins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0007423233
  • 9780007423231
  • 31,294

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`Finally, modern, well-written and practical Business English texts that are perfect for reference and/or classroom use.' Peter A. Lewis-Watts, Certified ESL Instructor, Barrie, Ontario, Canada.

`twenty, four-page units covering areas such as networking, negotiating, presentations, interviews and telephoning ... a wealth of listening material. ... sound advice on business communication ... fascinating `Cultural notes' ... useful information ... from the COBUILD Corpus.... excellent language practice activities.'
BEBC review, Book of the Month, EL Gazette, November 2011
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About James Schofield

Author James Schofield has worked in Asia and Europe as a Business English trainer, manager and materials developer for more than twenty years. Apart from developing, designing and running numerous in-company training courses he has written a three-level Business English course, 'Double Dealing', for Summertown Publishing and four Business English readers for Cengage Learning ('Peril in Venice', 'Ekaterina', 'Room Service' and 'Double Trouble'). James has also written numerous articles for EFL publications and has a regular short story column which appears in 'Business Spotlight'.
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