BUSINESS

DISCUSSIONS AZ

A resource book of 150 exercises for 1-1 ESL / EFL lessons

Available in 2020

Can Business Discussions AZ

Adrian Wallwork, Anna Southern and James Lawson

Adrian Wallwork is the author of three discussion books for Cambridge University Press, four business English courses for Oxford University Press, ten books on academic English for SpringerNature (plus five on business English and six on general English), along with six books for the BBC, Scholastic and BEPRead more
Anna Southern has a BA Hons degree in French and Sociology, and postgraduate certificates in Development Studies, Public Health, and TEFL. She has worked as: i) Project Manager for both the British Council and the United Nations, both in the UK and overseas; ii) a freelance researcher for Carlton Television and the charity Crisis; iii) a researcher and Project Manager for… Read more
James Lawson studied English at Manchester Metropolitan University, and Psychology at the Open University. James spent 10 years working with adults and children with mental health disorders and pervasive developmental disorders. James ran his own company providing frameworks for teaching and development to this sector… Read more

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Who are these books for?

Intermediate and advanced classes of Business English, and in-house company courses. The book is for working people, whatever field of 'business / work' they are in, and whatever level in the company hieararchy.

How does it work?

Students discuss questions, which are either in the form of a factual quiz, or related to an authentic text / quotation.

What's new?

The questions and texts break with the approach typically used in ESL /EFL textbooks by presenting a new slant on some traditional topics, and also offering topics that are rarely, if ever, discussed in an Business English class. Students will feel they are discussing something interesting, and that the language of discussion just happens to be in English.

What preparation is involved for the teacher?

Preparation involves reading the texts and questions, and deciding whether they are suitable or not for particular students. Those exercises that might not be suitable for certain students are marked . Details are outlined in the Teachers Introduction and the Students Introduction.

What's the duration of a typical exercise?

From 10-minute warm ups to full-blown 60-minute discussions depending on the students' level of involvement.

What else do I need to know?

Neither teachers nor students need to have a background in business, finance or economics. The topics discussed in the book are the same topics that would be found in a quality daily newspaper.

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The questions and texts break with the approach typically used in ESL /EFL textbooks by presenting a new slant on some traditional topics, and also offering topics that are rarely, if ever, discussed in an Business English class.
Adrian Wallwork
Author
Available in 2020