ISBN 9780521743648,Business Benchmark Upper-Intermediate

Business Benchmark Upper-Intermediate



Cambridge University Press

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9780521743648

ISBN-10 0521743648


Number of Pages 192 Pages
Language (English)

Entrance Exams Preparation

Business Benchmark is a brand new Business English course at three levels. It helps students get ahead fast with their Business English vocabulary and skills, and gives them grammar practice in business contexts. It also helps students prepare for the internationally recognised Cambridge ESOL BULATS (Business Language Testing Service) Tests or BEC exams.

Key features
24 short units, covering important vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, listening and speaking skills for business.
Grammar workshops providing extra grammar practice in business contexts.
An 'Exam practice' section with authentic BULATS Test papers from Cambridge ESOL.
An 'Exam skills' section, with exam-type tasks which give students detailed preparation for all the papers in the BULATS Test.
Authentic interviews with real business people available on audio CD.
Up-to-date business language in a range of contexts from 'Investments' to 'Staff development'.
Up-to-date business language in a range of contexts from 'Competitive advantage' to 'Expanding abroad'.
Up-to-date business language in a range of contexts from 'Financing start-ups' to 'Offshoring and outsourcing'.
'Task tips' giving advice on how to approach different task-types.
Sample compositions for writing activities.
CD-ROM containing a complete BULATS Test supplied by Cambridge ESOL, so students can practise for the BULATS Computer Test.
Answer keys and transcripts, so students can check their own progress.

The Personal Study Book contains:
Extra vocabulary, grammar and skills activities, based on the Student's Book units.
Complete Word list containing core business vocabulary from the Student's Book.
Full answer key to all its exercises.

The Teacher's Resource Book provides:
A wide range of supplementary photocopiable material, including complete extra lessons.
Information about how the activities in each unit relate to the BEC Vantage exam and the BULATS Test.
Notes on each unit with advice and suggestions for alternative treatments.
Answer key to all the exercises in the photocopiable activities.
Complete answer key to all exercises in the Student's Book, including the Exam skills and Exam practice section for both BEC and BULATS.
Complete Student's Book transcripts with answers underlined.
Information about the Common European Framework and how this course relates to it.
Checklist of 'Can Do' statements for students at upper-intermediate level.

Table of Contents
1. Staff development and training
2. Job descriptions and job satisfaction
3. Letters of enquiry and applications
4. Telephone skills
Grammar workshop 1 (Units 1 - 4)
5. Promotional activities and branding
6. New product development
7. A stand at a trade fair
8. Establishing relationships and negotiating
Grammar workshop 2 (Units 5 - 8)
9. Going it alone
10. Financing the start-up
11. Starting up in a new location
12. Presenting your business idea
Grammar workshop 3(Units 9 -12)
13. Business hotels and sales conferences
14. Business conferences
15. Reports
16. Business meetings
Grammar workshop 4 (Units 13 - 16)
17. New technologies and change
18. Using the Internet
19. A staff survey
20. Offshoring and outsourcing
Grammar workshop 5 (Units 17 - 20)
21. Customer loyalty
22. Communication with customers
23. Corresponding with customers
24. A business seminar
Grammar workshop 6 (Units 21 - 24)
Sample answers for writing exercises
Contents of exam section
Answer keys