Book 2 of the new series First Steps to Your Career is designed to assist intermediate learners of English in making their language skills a valuable tool for professional advancement. First Steps to Your Career includes a variety of activities to prepare students for both professional and casual office interaction. Topics are specifically tailored to help learners make their way in today’s ever-changing business environment.
Listening comprehension exercises develop students' listening skills by entertaining them with lively conversations and news stories.
Vocabulary activities help students to better remember newly learned terms by putting them to use right away.
Each unit's Grammar Focus outlines key points and allows students to put tips into practice.
Class activities allow teachers to get students out of their seats and speaking with classmates.
Culture Corner sections expose students to the many differences between Eastern and Western business practices.
Two reading sections per unit develop students' reading comprehension skills using a variety of topics related to the modern business world, including a look at some successful startup companies and the art of negotiating in the workplace.
Table of Contents Unit 1 I'm New Around Here Unit 2 The Job Hunt Unit 3 The Customer Is Always Right Review 1 (Units 1-3) Unit 4 Know Your Role Unit 5 The Art of Negotiation Unit 6 Facing the Crowd Review 2 (Units 4-6) Unit 7 The Commute Unit 8 Public Relations Unit 9 Business Trip Review 3 (Units 7-9) Unit 10 Recruiting and Training Staff Unit 11 E-business Unit 12 Let's Party! Review 4 (Units 10-12)