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Decisionmaker: 14 business situations for analysis and discussion


Decisionmaker is a photocopiable resource book containing 14 business situations or problems for students to analyse and discuss. Decisionmaker explores many varied aspects of business around the world - from video piracy in Moscow to software development in Bangalore, from the London fashion scene to the financial markets of New York - and engages users by giving them the opportunity to bring their knowledge, opinions and experience to bear on complex business dilemmas.

Key features:

- stimulating and provocative subject matter

- suitable for intermediate level students and above

- material based on real world cases

Each of the 14 units contains teacher’s notes, preparatory tasks, vocabulary development, reading material and tasks to help in analysis of the problems and decision-making.

Level: Intermediate, Upper-intermediate, Advanced

Decisionmaker contains challenging business problems that engage learners in discussion and decisionmaking. The problems are suitable for learners with or without business experience making this book suitable for a wide range of teaching situations.

Learners develop their English language skills by discussing controversial topics such as cigarette marketing and video piracy, and get the chance to bring their own opinions to bear on complex business dilemmas. They are encouraged to think about aspects of communication such as cross-cultural awareness, stereotyping and even graphology. They are also introduced to a number of popular management problem-solving techniques.

Editorial Reviews:

‘The concept of Decisionmaker reflects an interesting direction in Business English publications, where materials can be used as resources and are flexible for various situations. The focus on communication activities and ways to activate students' language is the major strength of this publication.’ ETAS Newsletter, Switzerland


‘This book is a very good addition to the library of a business English teacher. It contains useful advice and back-up material for teachers who sometimes need all the help they can get in making discussions work.’ BBC English, 1998
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