BBC Business English is a course for business people who want to use English confidently at work. It consists of this book and three audiocassettes. BBC Business English contains: realistic business situations set in several different countries, lively dialogues which illustrate how business people talk on the telephone, in meetings, at conferences and on social occasions, letters, memos, reports and other documents to provide reading practice and models for writing, formal business vocabulary and informal idiomatic English presented in appropriate contexts. The business dialogues and documents are supported by a range of activities and study aids: exercises designed to develop vocabulary and practise grammar, speaking and writing tasks to build confidence in discussing figures, dictating exercises which test listening and writing skills, a full answer key, including model answers where appropriate, page-by-page notes on vocabulary, phrases and structures, a glossary of specialist terms for easy reference.
BBC Business English is suitable for any learner of English at intermediate level or above. It is ideal for people who want to study in their own time, and can be used flexibly to fit a busy schedule. It can be studied unit by unit or selectively, for reference and revision. The cassettes can be played in a car or personal stereo. The course also provides a rich source of material for the classroom teacher.