Are your students new to the business world? Do they need to learn about business settings as well as English to help express themselves at work? Then start with the Coursebook.
Topic-based, with accessible introduction to key concepts in today’s business world help students learn about key concepts while building their English skills. Informative and up-to-date authentic material from the Economist makes the content authentic and relevant.
Intelligent Business is fully benchmarked alongside the Cambridge BEC exam suite and CEF for those looking to take the high-stakes exams.
When your students have knowledge of the business world, the Skills Book is for them. This shorter course covers functional language such as ‘negotiating’ and ‘dealing with problems’ to help them shine in an English-speaking business setting.
The Skills Book comes with an interactive multi-ROM and is perfect for self-study. Regular writing spreads and a ‘Culture Profile’ and ‘Grammar Reference’ at the back of the book give quick access to reference guides.
Are your students looking to further their careers by taking the BEC? All you need is the Workbook. With BEC-style tasks throughout and a complete BEC test, it’s a perfect way for them to start preparing for the exam while learning with Intelligent Business. It comes with an Audio CD to practice their listening skills – at home or on the go.
Intelligent teaching ideas for intelligent teachers.
Even the most experienced teachers can use a little help with teaching suggestions or activities to use in their classroom. The Teacher’s Book is full of ideas and photocopiable activities and frameworks for both the Coursebook and the Skills Book.
Each video is a drama based on business executive situations. The storyline shows business people in action – chairing meetings, giving presentations, and running brainstorming sessions – doing all the things your students expect to know how to do.
They can be used alongside the books, or as a stand-alone.
Why spend hours creating lessons around the video footage, when we’ve done it for you? The Video Resource Book has lessons for each segment of the video. These are a Preview, a First View, a Second View and an After Viewing. Lesson planning made easy, so you can get on with teaching.
Intelligent Business is benchmarked with the BEC suite of Business English exams.
Developed and administered by Cambridge ESOL, the Business English Certificates (BEC) are available at three levels: 'Preliminary', 'Vantage' and 'Higher'. Complete practice tests are available for each of these three levels – simply choose a level you are looking for:
Intelligent Business Elementary is benchmarked to the Preliminary level. The BEC Preliminary exam tests Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking skills and is organised as follows:
Reading and Writing Test - 1 hour and 30 minutes - Reading divided into 7 parts; Writing divided into 2 tasks
Listening Test - approx. 40 minutes - divided into 4 parts
Speaking Test - 12 minutes - divided into 3 parts
Download materials needed for a complete BEC Preliminary test: