English for Global Industries: Oil and Gas Study Book

John Wrigglesworth


A study book for industry professionals.

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ISBN: 9781859645062

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CEF Level: N/A  IELTS Level: N/A

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English for Global Industries: Oil and Gas

English for Global Industries: Oil and Gas is a study and practice book aimed at industry professionals working in or training towards managerial positions in the oil and gas industry. Although designed primarily for self-study, the book can be easily adapted for classroom use.

The main focus is to help students develop essential professional language and increase their effectiveness when they work in English. Full of up-to-date, industry-specific content, the units have four integrated components:

  • Focused reading
  • Vocabulary-building activities
  • Individualized ‘Put it to work’ activities
  • Full glossary of terms

There is a full answer key at the back of the book.

Each one-hour unit can be studied independently of the other units. Users can therefore select units that are most relevant to their needs. Topic areas include:

  • The Business of Oil and Gas
  • Working on a Rig
  • Drilling Operations
  • Geological and Geophysical Operations
  • Producing and Delivering


Format: Paperback

Publication date: 22 Apr 2013

Number of pages: 248

BIC code: EB

BISAC code: FOR007000


Section I: Plenary paper

Vocabulary, English for Academic Purposes and the Janus Moment: Mind the gap BY AVERIL COXHEAD

Section II: Academic speaking

Constructing spoken EAP BY PAUL ROBERTS
Intercultural communication in ESAP: Investigating prosody in the doctor–patient interview through video dubbing By DAWN CREMONESE
Prosody in spoken academic discourse BY ROMANA KOPEčkOVÁ AND SIMON GOOCH

Section III: Assessment

What do EAP practitioners know about academic assessment in situ? Two disciplines, two practices, two outcomes BY HANIA SALTER-DVORAK
Looking for the academic voice: Assessing undergraduate writing BY EMMA BRUCE AND LIZ HAMP-LYONS
Creating an authentic listening test for a Business English pre-sessional programme BY JENNIFER METCALFE

Section IV: Developing materials, practice, programmes and outcomes

From ESAP to ‘EVSAP’: Developing materials to teach very specific lexis on an International Business course BY ANDREW PRESHOUS
Adapting the scaffolding academic literacy pedagogy for an EAP context BY KARIN WHITESIDE AND STUART WRIGLEY
‘How can I help?’: The role of EAP course assistants in supporting pre-sessional students’ writing BY TONY LYNCH
‘Put on the spot’: Collaboration and development in the EAP post-observation conference BY LISA ROBINSON
Arabic-L1 speakers’ difficulties with reading in English BY ANNE KAVANAGH
Longitudinal statistical assessment of EAP program impact on Chinese students in degree study BY GARRY DYCK AND ROD LASTRA
Looking back and moving ahead: The development of an academic writing and language unit BY PETER THOMAS AND PAULA BERNASCHINA

Section V: Academic writing

The PDP and avoiding the five pitfalls of Reflective Writing BY SOPHIA BUTT
Helping Ukrainian students cross cultural barriers in academic writing: Focus on the sentence BY LARYSA SANOTSKA
The ‘revealing’ pronouns: The role of 1st person pronouns in defining authorial stance in English and Russian research articles in Sociology BY IRINA SHCHEMELEVA
Balancing old and new activity types on an academic writing website BY HILARY NESI AND SHEENA GARDNER
DELTA writing: Can academic writing be scored automatically? BY LIZ HAMP-LYONS AND JANE LOCKWOOD

Notes on contributors

Author details

Steve Oliver has taught English in a Business and ESP environment for thirty years in Europe, the Middle East and UK. He has worked with managers and professionals from all sectors of industry and has researched widely within these fields. He has written materials for specialist and general needs and has spoken at Business English and ESP conferences.

He is currently Principal of Accent International, a small specialised consultancy in the south-west of England providing training in English for working internationally.


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