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Web Resources - Business English
 
Basics of Business Communications | Writing | Listening | Speaking | Grammar | Vocabulary

Basics of Business Communications top ^
  • English for Work
    A series of English courses based on various business activities (e.g. applying for a job, meetings), for lower intermediate level (CEF Level B1).
    Please access this program through the library website: http://hkbu.libguides.com/az.php?t=9895 (search "English for Work")


Writing top ^
  • English in the Workplace
    Scroll down to ‘Business Letters, Memos and E-mails’ and ‘Report Writing’ and you will find links to exercises on how to write different types of business correspondence.
    http://elc.polyu.edu.hk/CILL/EIW/

Listening top ^
  • Learning English - Ten Days (BBC)
    This is a ten-part interactive intermediate Business English course. Follow the experiences of two young executives as they travel to attend a conference. Choose between ‘a good day’and ‘a bad day’ then begin with ‘Video’ and follow the program through. Tapescripts are available for all the listening tasks.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/business/tendays/index.shtml

Speaking top ^
  • Business Presentations and Public Speaking in English
    This site goes through all the steps necessary to complete a successful oral presentation. There is an especially helpful section on the language needed for different parts of the presentation, and a quiz is included at the end.
    http://www.englishclub.com/business-english/presentations.htm

  • Participating in Workplace Discussions and Negotiations
    Under ‘Participating in Workplace Discussions and Negotiations’ at the bottom of this page there are links to a wealth of information on different aspects of spoken business English, including pronunciation, vocabulary, idioms, expressions and telephoning English.
    http://elc.polyu.edu.hk/eiw2/TOC.htm#htm#02

  • TheEnglishWeb.com - Better Business English
    There is information and sample phrases on this site to help you speak better English in a variety of different business settings, including giving presentations and interviewing.
    http://www.theenglishweb.com/category/articles/

  • Postscript Magazine (Linguarama)
    Postscript is an online magazine especially to help English learners with business English. To find the speaking exercises, select ‘Themes’ or ‘Polite English’.
    http://www.linguarama.com/ps/index.htm

Grammar top ^
  • Postscript Magazine (Linguarama)
    Postscript is an online magazine especially to help English learners with business English. You can choose exercises according to topic, or select from the vocabulary, grammar or reading links.
    http://www.linguarama.com/ps/index.htm


Vocabulary top ^
  • Postscript Magazine (Linguarama)
    The Postscript is an online magazine especially to help English learners with business English. You can choose exercises according to topic, or select from the vocabulary, grammar or reading links.
    http://www.linguarama.com/ps/index.htm

  • Business Phrasal Verbs
    Test yourself on many different phrasal verbs that are often used in business settings. This site groups phrasal verbs in alphabetical order which makes it easy to learn or review them.
    http://www.better-english.com/multiword.htm