English for Work Everyday Business English (Book Pdf + Audio)
The books in this series present and practise spoken English and practical writing for everyday communication; they feature key words and expressions which will help you in a wide range of work situations. The target language is introduced through short dialogues and texts, and developed in language notes and practice exercises.
The dialogues are recorded on an accompanying CD. The accents featured are predominantly British English, but comments on American usage are included in the notes.
At the back of each book there is a glossary which contains highlighted language from the dialogues. Translations of the glossary, in selected languages, can be downloaded from the Longman website
The series is intended for pre-intermediate/intermediate level learners.
Everyday Business English
Everyday Business English is suitable for anyone who needs to work in the business world, and for students in adult education classes, schools, colleges and universities.
The book contains a range of language common to all who need to use English in their business lives. Whether you use English in meetings, presentations, on the phone or in emails, you will find language to help you work more effectively in this book.
Some of the everyday business English themes included in Everyday Business English are covered in greater depth in the other titles in the series:
Business Presentations Everyday Technical English Everyday Business Writing
How to use the book
You can work through Everyday Business English from start to finish or choose a chapter depending on your business need.
Start a chapter by listening to and repeating the Useful phrases. Then listen to the dialogues and study the accompanying notes. Certain phrases have been highlighted that have particular language features associated with them. However, it is worthwhile noting other phrases that appear in the dialogues, which are equally important and can also be seen as key phrases.
Use a dictionary to check your understanding of the language presented.
On the notes pages you will find boxes containing notes on some differences between everyday British and American usage.
After studying the dialogues and notes, work through the exercises. You can refer back to the dialogues and notes as necessary. Answers and possible responses to the more ‘open- ended’ exercises are given at the end of the book.
Finally, refer to the glossary at the back of the book and test yourself on your understanding of key expressions. Write translations of these expressions, again using a dictionary if necessary. Visit the English for Work page on the Longman website where you will find translations of the key phrases in a number of languages.
You can use this book for self study or with a teacher. Good luck and enjoy building your ‘everyday business English’ skills!