The organisation of the book
The book ist organised into a series of chapters and a set of appendices. There is a chapter on each of the tasks that can be set for the examination: Letters, leaflets, reports, articles, lists, memos and notices. There are also chapters on the examination, the language skills that you need to have, and the elements common to many of the tasks.
If you are using the book as a part of a course withe a teacher, then do the work in the order that the teacher suggests.
If you are studying privately, it does not matter what order you follow but it would be sensible to start with "Common elements".
The examination is designed to test the English needed in the business world. Because of this, all the questions are put into business setting. They involve working out instructions and information, removing unnecessary material and presenting different types of written communication used to work
The syllabus topics are:
- Business letters
- Company leaflets
- Business reports
- Business-related articles
- List and/or structured notes
- Company notices
Recommended reading and support material:
RG Mellor and V Davison, How to Pass English for Business second Level: Preparation and Exercises Book ISBN 3 922514 29 4