Useful websites for Business English practice:


Before starting, take this BUSINESS ENGLISH LEVEL TEST


LISTENING EXERCISES


1. Oxford English for Careers - Choose among these topics
Then work on Vocabulary and Language


2. Now try these ones:
Business Meeting
Hotel Reservations
Investing
Japanese Economy
Shopping for a Car

3. Read, listen and improve your vocabulary:
1. Looking for a job
2. Man answers email
3. Workers' protest
4. Stolen identity blocks new job
5. Californians worried about economy

TELEPHONING

Listen and write phone messages. Click play to start dictation, then select the following tracks. The text (dictation) is divided into 22 parts.

BUSINESS ENGLISH VIDEO COURSES


1. THE BUSINESS OF ENGLISH
The Business of English is a video presentation broadcast regularly on Australia Network and available online.
This 15-part series for intermediate to advanced English language learners looks at the language used in everyday business situations such as meetings, presentations and negotiations. Every week we will post a new episode online so you can watch and listen in your own time. Select the episode that interests you below, where you will find video and audio versions plus a full transcript, a quiz and useful tips.)

2. TEN DAYS IN MANCHESTER

(An interactive intermediate business English course)

Email exercises



BUSINESS ENGLISH LISTENING COMPREHENSION SECTION 2

(Click on section 2 - Video-based listening comprehension exercises: LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED)

BUSINESS ENGLISH RESOURCES

(Business English exercises divided into three categories: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced.)

BUSINESS ENGLISH BASICS

(Click on Exercises for Beginners - Introduction to Business English terms)

TALKING BUSINESS

(useful language and phrases to improve your spoken communication skills in English in different business situations. Each section features audio, target language and a quiz)

GET THAT JOB!

(This site is full of activities and quizzes to build on your knowledge of career-related vocabulary and offer some tips on things like how to put together a good CV or come across well in an interview)

MORE LISTENING EXERCISES (JOBS)

A Job Opportunity 1
A Job Opportunity 2
Job Likes and Dislikes - 1
Job Likes and Dislikes - 2
Job Likes and Dislikes - 3

Job Likes and Dislikes - 4

WORKING ABROAD

(Working Abroad' is for those of you who've always wanted to get out of your chairs and go and do something else instead. Each unit explores different issues connected with working abroad and by clicking on the photographs, you can find out about people's personal experiences. There are also vocabulary pages, exercises and quizzes to help you develop and test your English.)

JOB SEEKING

(In this unit you will learn and practise vocabulary related to job seeking. You will practise the following skills and functions:
  • reading for information
  • writing a CV and cover letter
  • preparing for an interview
The grammar of this unit includes:
  • Present Passive
  • Prepositions

EUROPASS

Whether you are planning to enrol in an education or training programme, looking for a job, or getting experience abroad, it is important to be able to make your skills and competences clearly understood.

Europass is a new way of helping people to:

  • make their skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood in Europe (European Union, EFTA/EEA and candidate countries);
  • move anywhere in Europe.

Download and fill in the following documents:
CV Template
Instructions for filling in the CV
Examples of completed CVs

BUSINESS ENGLISH VOCABULARY EXERCISES


BUSINESS LETTER VOCABULARY QUIZ

BUSINESS ENGLISH GRAMMAR EXERCISES



EASY GRAMMAR EXERCISES



ADVERTISING


What's going on in the world of today's marketers and advertisers? What are the new and surprising methods they are using to decipher who we are and what we want? And where is this taking us? Watch the documentary, read the script and do the activities

Social Bookmarking in Easy English


Online Shopping at Marks & Spencer

Read and watch the video

Find out about Selfridges


...and about Harrods, the most famous department store in the world!


LOTS OF ACTIVITIES ABOUT ADVERTISING


COMPLAINTS


Formal letter. Click on Start, select Formal letter, click on No timer, read the instructions and click on them. Then read the letter and the number of capital letters and full stops to find. Click on Down or Up to scroll the test. Click on the spaces where to add a full stop and on the letters to be written in capital letters. Click on the icon Listen to listen to the text.