This book has been designed to satisfy the basic needs for the students of business administration and to improve their business English. The book provides practical, applicable and realistic techniques relevant to the field of business administration. The separate units gradually introduce the students to the elements of business administration and help them develop the language needed for important business communication skills. The authors of this book consider varied factors when designing it; mainly how to emerge all language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) and language patterns (in particular, vocabulary and grammar) effectively in this book. Thus, to make their book more useful for its readers, the authors make a clear distinction between form and oriented language; extensive reading and grammatical pattern drills. This is to leave space for the readers to evaluate their own proficiency in each part of discussion. The features of this book work out as follows:
• The learners are presented with target vocabulary items either in isolation or in a limited context of no more than one sentence. The meanings of these vocabulary items are given in students’ first language (L1) to facilitate getting the intended use of them. This in turns aims to assess the ability of the students to use their vocabulary knowledge effectively in understanding the communicative tasks.
• Pre-reading, reading, and post- reading activities include strategies and activities that aid comprehension and build vocabulary. Reading passages encourage the students to comprehend and analyse the texts. All of these reading passages covered in this book relate to English used in Business. Each reading passage centres around the same theme, allowing students to deepen their understanding of the topic and command of vocabulary related to the topic.
• A variety of conversations help students explore stimulating topics in listening and speaking activities. Dialogues are broken down into parts giving students to predict and identify main ideas. Thus, questions, guided discussion activities, and structured pair and group work stimulate interest and interaction among students.