All Business / ESP articles – Page 22

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    Sensational sales

    Mark Powell challenges the view that the art of selling is attending to the precise language your customers use and matching their sensory preferences by choosing similarly loaded language.

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    Risk and danger

    A lesson for students to learn and practise common expressions for talking about risk and danger and to talk about whether or not to take risks.

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    Text appeal

    Mark Powell on the rise of texting as quick and convenient communication between colleagues. But is it wise to use it interculturally? Here are some tips on texting practices to avoid ...

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    Business tasks: Success and failure

    This lesson will equip students with some common expressions for talking about their successes and failures.

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    Memory Test

    A British English worksheet to look at a picture for a short time and to memorize as many details as possible.

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    Metaphorically speaking

    Mark Powell takes a look at the influence of metaphor on the language of business and considers some of the key underlying metaphors embedded within different cultures.

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    Contact

    A lesson to help students to use common expressions for talking about contacting people and keeping in touch.

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    It’s a numbers game

    Mark Powell considers the influence of numerology in delivering an effective presentation.

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    Work and responsibilities

    A lesson to help students talk about jobs and what they involve and to talk about what people are responsible for in a company.

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    B2 Business Vantage: Speaking: Part 2

    An article by Adrian Doff about the Cambridge English B2 Business Vantage exam (formerly BEC Vantage Business English), speaking part 2 (the 'long turn' task or mini-presentation), with tips for preparing candidates and a sample task and explanation.

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    To be or not to be taboo

    Mark Powell considers the implications of prohibiting unhelpful phrases in a tactical game of teaching taboo.

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    B2 Business Vantage: Writing: Part 1

    An article by Russell Whitehead about the Cambridge English B2 Business Vantage (formerly BEC Vantage) exam Writing component Part 1.

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    Unnatural selection

    It's a dog-eat-dog world: Mark Powell makes the case for idiomatic evolution.

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    Business tasks: Experience

    A lesson to help students talk about their work experience and what they have and haven’t done before.

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    Talking business

    In this article taken from ENGLISH TEACHING professional magazine, Alex Case discusses the importance of teaching pronunciation to Business English students.

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    Loud and clear

    Mark Powell sounds a note of caution for email correspondence.

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    Recycling is the answer

    Mark Powell helps speakers of business English to cut down on their emissions.

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    B2 Business Vantage: Reading: Part 1

    An article by Russell Whitehead about the Cambridge English B2 Business Vantage exam reading component part 1.

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    Performance assessment

    This lesson aims to present Human Resources (HR) vocabulary for performance assessment by means of a set of gap-fill articles.

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    Get a slimmer model

    We expect the gossip columns to be filled with celebrity split-ups, but who’d have thought the ELT columns would be full of the same thing? No jilted supermodels in our case, of course. It’s the native-speaker model we’re ditching for a slimmer, sexier substitute. And her name is lingua franca. ...