Absolute Banking English

  • Audio CD
  • Coursebook
Absolute Banking English  Cover
Author: Julie Pratten
Published:October 2013

Key features

Absolute Banking English is written for upper-intermediate and advanced learners of English who work in banking or the financial sector. It is designed for people who need to communicate internationally in English on a daily basis.

Absolute Banking English:

  • discusses topics which reflect the ever-changing language of banking English and shift in priorities of bankers in the last decade
  • aims to develop the core skills required by international bankers in their day-to-day working life: reading financial texts; developing key banking vocabulary; listening and responding to presentations and talks; and communicating in a variety of job-specific situations
  • contains the specialist terminology, synonyms, abbreviations and idiomatic expressions of a particular topic area of banking in each unit
  • offers a balanced range of exercises and communication activities in each unit
  • contains 12 thematic units, each divided into four key skills sections – Listening file, Vocabulary file, Reading file and Communicator file – plus four Review sections

Key features:

  • suitable for class or self-study
  • comes with audio CD and includes audio transcripts
  • provides a comprehensive list of key banking terms
  • includes answer key



Key banking terms

1 Banking today

2 Central banking issues

3 Services and procedures in the digital age

Review A

4 International trade operations

5 Money markets

6 Fraudulent activities

Review B

7 Failures, crises and bailouts

8 Financial prudency

9 Financial performance

Review C

10 Regulation and deregulation

11 Alternative approaches to banking

12 Banking review

Review D

Communication activities

Audio transcripts



Component ISBNs

Coursebook with Audio CD 978-1-905085-84-2

6 responses to Absolute Banking English

  1. Helen Beesley says:

    Watch this space from January 2015 for our forthcoming ‘Financial Fridays’ posts!

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  3. We’re piloting a course in Banking and Finance English and Absolute Banking English is the programme chosen. We think the series of posts mentioned above will be of great help to both the learners and the teachers.

    Thank you

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