Understand what they''re saying - however they say it This completely innovative self-study book and audio CD set is the perfect way for busy executives to improve their English listening skills. It features real people talking about their work and their lives in a variety of native and non-native accents alongside exercises and learning material. Collins English for Business is a new series of self-study skills books which focus on the language you really need to do business in English - wherever you are in the world. Each title includes tips on how to communicate effectively and how to communicate inter-culturally. Other titles in the series: Speaking and Writing. - Powered by COBUILD - using the real language of business English - Listening contents: Twenty 4-page units cover the key areas, such as Small Talk, Working in English Globally, Telephoning and Teleconferencing. - Each unit contains: - Exercises based on authentic audio recording - Grammar tips - Key phrases - Audio CD containing 78 minutes of authentic recordings
Do you understand ''textbook English'' recordings but not what you hear in the real world? To improve your listening skills, you need to hear real conversations. That''s why Collins Listening is based entirely on 50 authentic everyday interactions to help you understand what is said to you, whatever the circumstances. From buying a mobile phone to asking for directions, joining a gym to understanding transport announcements, Listening will help you understand what is said to you in real life situations and make sure everything you learn is useful. - Twenty 4-page units with exercises and vocabulary work to help you understand differences in pronunciation and vocabulary - Authentic recordings of both native and non-native speakers of English, covering a wide variety of accents from around the world - Recordings include face-to-face conversations, public announcements, telephone calls, bookings, shopping scenarios and more - Additional real vocabulary for everyday life, taken from the COBUILD English corpus Collins Listening is part of the new English for Life series and uses authentic material from the Collins Corpus, the world''s largest database of the English language. It is suitable for self-study and classroom use, and can help towards Cambridge FCE preparation. Suitable for Intermediate learners of English (CEF level B1+).
Real English for life beyond the classroom English in the real world is constantly evolving, and learners need to move with it. But sometimes the English you can learn from your coursebook just isn''t enough for real life. Being able to understand English as it is really spoken will give you the confidence to succeed in any English-speaking environment. Using a wide range of authentic, unscripted recordings of everyday people from around the world, Collins Listening (B2+) will help you to feel confident and prepared for anything. Hear the language people really use when they are speaking Free downloadable audio with over 40 authentic recordings in a wide variety of scenarios Useful tips to increase your understanding of tone, slang and context Units are divided into the following themes: - Lifestyle - Practical advice and information - Attitudes and behaviour - Passions - Memorable experiences Each of these areas includes analysis of high-level, natural recordings between one, two and three people. Some conversations took place face-to-face while others were over the phone. All are 100% unscripted and unedited and do not use actors. About the series: What is it? Collins'' innovative English for Life series adds the extra bit of authenticity to your studies that traditional coursebooks often lack. The series includes helpful up-to-date and relevant topics needed to get by in English and uses authentic material from the Collins Corpus, the world''s largest database of the English language. How can the series be used? The series can be used for independent study (self-study) and extra assignments, it''s a great supplement to existing coursebooks, and the books can also be used as stand-alone coursebooks for short courses. All books have accompanying teacher resources available online. What levels are available? There are three levels available: A2 (Pre-intermediate) B1+ (Intermediate) B2+ (Upper intermediate)