Delta Publishing Catalogue


Delta Business Communication Skills

Author: David King

ISBN: 9783125013254


Everyone has to attend meetings as part of everyday business life – and many of these meetings are conducted in English.

Meetings aims to help learners of Business English develop the skills and language needed to participate in meetings where English is the medium of communication, whether listening to other participants, making points or acting as chair.

The book practices language and skills in the following areas:

  • Opening a meeting
  • Presenting information
  • Problem-solving
  • Explaining and clarifying
  • Agreeing and disagreeing
  • Summarizing and closing

Meetings is designed to help learners at pre-intermediate and intermediate levels master the key communication skills  required in international business English today. It provides six core units, each containing these sections:

  • warmer to raise awareness of the skills involved in effective communication and to introduce different strategies for developing these skills.
  • presentation and practice of core language connected to each skill.
  • over to you, which allows students to apply what they have learned to their real-life work situation.

In addition, the book contains:

  • a needs analysis to help learners to think about their strengths and weaknesses in English and to identify and prioritize their learning needs
  • a personal learning journal to help students monitor their learning during the course
  • a review to help consolidate the language work students have done in each unit
  • a reference section listing the vocabulary, grammar and phrases covered in each unit
  • an answer key, including suggested answers and audio scripts

Meetings is designed for classroom use, but is also suitable for self-study.

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David King

I started teaching English on a UK-government-sponsored scheme in the West Indies, where I also gained a Diploma in Education. After spells back in English secondary schools and also in Spain, I joined the Eurocentre organisation and worked as teacher, trainer and finally, Director of Studies, mainly in Brighton. During that time I gained the UCLES Dip.TEFL and an MA TEFL from Reading University.

Since leaving Eurocentres in 2000, I have worked as a freelance trainer, editor and author of materials. My experience in writing and editing is fairly wide-ranging, covering both Business and General English (EFL and ESOL) books and courses, as well as educational materials for the Open University. Additionally, I have an interest in e-learning and the creation of effective online materials, having been involved in the development of several courses for various publishers.

I am also a trained counsellor and I have run a number of workshops for teachers and managers on counselling skills and their application in the classroom and the workplace, My main spare time interest is art and painting.

I’m fortunate to live on the English south coast in a house directly facing the sea.