Popular Films for Business English 1 & 2

 

Popular Films for Business English 1

This photocopiable resource book for teachers contains 5 units of materials for exploiting short extracts from popular films that learners will enjoy watching.  It includes practice materials for listening, giving talks, using business collocations, roleplay and discussion work on a wide range of themes such as advertising, marketing, good boss/bad boss, the fashion industry, starting up a business and money.

It is aimed at learners from Intermediate to Advanced level and provides extensive speaking practice in preparation for the Cambridge BEC speaking tests.

The 5 films are:

Special features include the following:

– all business vocabulary terms and expressions are defined
– wordspots to help learners remember patterns of vocabulary
– speaking activities that reinforce the vocabulary in each unit
– word stress and sounds activities for business words
– transcripts and timing of all the film extracts
– revision activities with quizzes and board games
– guidance and practice in giving short talks
– BEC-type speaking tasks and activities
– website links for further materials and support

Gem Publishing: ISBN 978-0-9559461-3-4

Cost: £35.00 plus £8 post and packing.*

*If you are ordering books from outside Europe, an additional charge of £5 may apply.  I will contact you directly after purchase to arrange this additional payment.


Popular Films for Business English 2 (in colour)

This 160-page photocopiable resource book for teachers is aimed at Pre-Intermediate to Intermediate level learners of Business English.  The book provides materials for exploiting 3 popular films which learners will enjoy watching.

Altogether there are 29 short film extracts that are used in a variety of ways: listening, preparing and giving talks, using business collocations, and roleplay, as well as discussion work on a wide range of themes such as job interviews, talking about your job, team work, outsourcing, working abroad, cultural differences, staff incentive schemes, success and happiness.  The 3 films are:

Outsourced

The Pursuit of Happyness

In Good Company

The film units contain internet-based homework research tasks, transcripts of all the film extracts, and definitions of all the business vocabulary items used in the book.  Most important of all, the book provides numerous task-based activities to prepare learners for the Cambridge BEC Preliminary and Vantage Speaking Tests.

  1. In addition, the book has a section of Supplementary Materials that can be used on their own. These materials include:
    • Vocabulary for Office items and Presentations
    • Business Blockbuster revision game activity
    • Business Discussion cards
    • Further topics for giving talks
    • Language for Speaking Test tasks
    • Business English Taboo cards for all BEC Speaking Test levels

    Gem Publishing: ISBN 978-0-9559461-7-2

    Cost: £35.00 plus £8 post and packing.*

    *If you are ordering books from outside Europe, an additional postage cost of £5 may apply.  I will contact you directly after purchase to arrange this additional payment.

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    COMMENTS SENT BY PEOPLE WHO HAVE USED THE BOOKS

    “I’ve been using the “Outsourced” materials you gave me to trial with my pre-int class and it works perfectly.”  (Starr, Switzerland)

    “The book arrived yesterday. Wow! I cannot wait to use the new, improved, expanded – and in colour! – materials for “Outsourced” in my classes. I’ll have to try the other films too, but my students just love using the materials for “Outsourced”, and your materials for “Other People’s Money” in Popular Films for Business English 1″, which I use with all my BEC Vantage classes.”  (Starr, Switzerland)

    “I’ve had great success using your materials in the past, and this material is even better.”  (Nancy, Switzerland)

    “My learners said it is much more fun learning business vocabulary in this way with films.”  (Catherine, Switzerland)

    “Please send me a copy of your new book: Popular Films for Business English 2. Only yesterday I prepared a lesson for next week using the materials for “Wall Street” from the first book.  I really enjoy using all your materials – as do the students.” (Sarah, Switzerland)

    “The material in this book is excellent.”  (Hiyam, Switzerland)

    “I use this book for a short time every week.  My students really enjoy the tasks and experience them as a relaxing change from their stressful work lives.  It is a great book.”  (Karin, Switzerland)

    “It’s a great book with lots of useful materials in it.  It saves us teachers lots of time and makes the lessons more interesting.”  (Ilona, Switzerland)

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