English for Business: Skills Free Resources
English for Business: Skills is a series of skills books focused on the language needed to do business in English, anywhere in the world. Each book includes tips on how to communicate effectively and interculturally.
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English for Business: Resources for Teachers
The teaching notes below show how the material can be used in the classroom. 'Classroom implementation' offers generic exploitation and extension ideas, while the documents called 'Teacher resources' provide lesson ideas for classroom activities based on the content and themes of units 1, 2 and 3 in each book.
English for Business: Listening - extra audio
The following audio content supports the book Collins English for Business: Listening with additional recordings of native and non-native speakers of English. Click on the audio titles below to listen to a clip. A transcript of each audio clip is also available.
Asia and the Middle EastChisato, from Japan, explains a little about Japanese business entertainment culture.Johny, from Palestine, talks about the differences he has experienced between his home country and the US and UK.Download the transcript
Australia, New Zealand and South AfricaTaressa, from Australia, explains some of the aspects of Australian English that her global colleagues might misunderstand.Liz, from New Zealand, talks about business trends and opportunities in New Zealand and explains some of the differences between New Zealand and Australia.Marcello, from South Africa, talks about his family’s biltong business.Download the transcript
EuropeCristobalina, from Spain, talks about the accents she finds difficult to understand and the opinions she thinks others have of the Spanish.Gosia, from Poland, talks about her role in the Facilities Department of a large company.Download the transcript
UKCatherine, from the south of England, reflects on her last business trip to Korea.David, from Scotland, talks about the experience that visitors to his office in Glasgow are likely to have.Jude, a Marketing Manager from the south of England, explains a little about one of her most recent campaigns.Nick, from the south of England, talks about his plans for retirement.Seamus, from Northern Ireland, talks about some of his experiences of working in Sales in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.Download the transcript
USA & CanadaCatrina talks about her native Canada and about her experiences of living and working in London as part of an international sales team. Chris, from North Dakota, talks about the pros and cons of the travel involved in his UK-based job.Kara, from New York, and Jeremy, from Los Angeles, discuss the differences between their two cities.Tonya, from Georgia, talks about being a working mother and about her experience of maternity leave in the USA.Download the transcript
Small Talk gives learners the confidence to start a conversation in a business context, and to build successful business relationships.
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