Business Update 1 Workbook with audio CD

Hans Mol, Joanne Collie


A course for students who need English to work in business.

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ISBN: 9781859646601

CEF Level: A2 to B1  IELTS Level: 3.0 to 4.0

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Business Update Level 1 Workbook

Business Update provides students with the English skills they need for business, using a carefully planned combination of task-based and multifunctional practice. It teaches specialist vocabulary and provides authentic business scenarios in which skills can be practised. The approach to learning prepares students to deal with everyday office life, such as telephoning, working with facts and figures, taking orders and dealing with customer enquiries.

The Workbook comprises of 15 companion units that have follow-up activities which practise skills such as reading, writing, listening, vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar. There is a quiz in each unit to help students monitor their progress.

Publication Details:
Binding: Mixed media product Workbook with audio CD 177
ISBN: 9781859646601
Format: 297 210

Contains black and white photos, tables and illustrations


Format: Paperback


Unit 1: First contact
Unit 2: Starting work
Unit 3: Consumer power
Unit 4: At work
Unit 5: Telephone talk
Unit 6: Learning the job
Unit 7: What’s in a brand?
Unit 8: Can I help you?
Unit 9: It’s an order!
Unit 10: Global reach
Unit 11: The big sell
Unit 12: It’s in the making!
Unit 13: Bank it!
Unit 14: Food for thought
Unit 15: It’s an e-world

Author details

Born in Canada, Joanne Collie has lived and worked in many countries. After a doctorate in Paris, she taught French and English at university level, organised seminars across the world for teachers of language, literature and cultural studies, and published ELT books, including Literature in the Language Classroom, True to Life and Short Stories (CUP, with Stephen Slater); Paths into Poetry (OUP, with Gillian Porter Ladousse); Life and Culture in Britain Today (CUP, with Alex Martin); Cambridge Skills for Fluency (CUP);  Double Take Listening and Speaking (OUP) as well as textbooks co-authored  for Italian schools, Up to You!  and Dutch schools, Making a Start and Shift. Recent work includes Way Up Intermediate and Upper Intermediate  (Rokus Klett), Business Update (Garnet, with Hans Mol), and a grammar revision book for Chinese schools (with Hans Mol and Niki Joseph).

Hans Mol worked as a teacher, teacher trainer, director of studies, producer, project coordinator, editor and author in and for countries such as Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, Indonesia and Australia.

He was joint coordinator of the Young Learners and Teenagers Special Interest Group for IATEFL (International Association for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language).

He wrote many course books and resources for young learners, teens, young adults and adults published globally and regionally. He also produced ELT songs through

For Garnet Education, he wrote Tourism and Hospitality in the ESAP series, and co-authored Business English course, Business Update.


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