Archive for April 2013

Wednesday 24 April 2013

IELTS Advantage: Speaking & Listening Skills

by Helen Beesley

The third title in our IELTS Advantage series is now in stock and completes the series. Learn more about this title and download the Contents page and a range of sample pages from the book here.

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Tuesday 23 April 2013

IELTS Advantage: Speaking & Listening Skills

by Helen Beesley

IELTS Advantage: Speaking & Listening Skills is a comprehensive resource for achieving 6.5 or higher in the Speaking and Listening modules of the IELTS exam. Students are guided step-by-step through the different stages of the speaking and listening modules, using lively material covering a wide range of the topics that are likely to occur in the exam.

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Sunday 21 April 2013

Where is Business English going? – the challenge of a changing market place

by Steve Flinders

An invitation to lead a webinar for BESIG, the Business English Special Interest Group of IATEFL, the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, prompted me to reflect on this question. I’ve talked before about the first of the two challenges facing Business English teachers – adjusting to the changing profile and […]

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Monday 15 April 2013

Finishing a project successfully

by Bob Dignen

If you Google the statistics on the numbers of projects concluding successfully, you might struggle to find any article with positive statistics. Overwhelmingly, it seems, projects struggle and usually to deliver on time and on budget. Here’s a typical report from KMPG: Type of survey:                Survey of 100 businesses across a broad cross section of industries […]

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Sunday 7 April 2013

Representing a team

by Steve Flinders

You can more or less base a complete training course – either for language or leadership – on one introductory question: What makes a good manager? Small groups can brainstorm their answers and then report back in plenary. Individuals and the trainer can challenge the suggestions of others. The trainer can then compare the whole […]

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