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smchilds
01-07-2008, 01:19
I am looking to buy the newest edition of the Market Leader Upper Intermediate text book (from 2006, I think). Does anyone have a copy they'd like to get rid of?
Thanks!

Bels
01-07-2008, 22:19
I've got it, with the teachers book. But i need it. Try Briittania for a discount. Hopefully you charge students for their books.

pjw
01-07-2008, 23:25
Hi guys)))) Iīve got Market Leader from 2001. Wasnīt particularly fond of it as I recall I tried a number of lessons out various times, but wasnīt particularly impressed with it, but that may have been down to me personally.

My all time favourite book is In Company Case Studies. It completely turned my teaching style on its head. Maybe it blows you away too? This book is a wonderful collection of situations that just invite talk from students from beginners level to advanced.

Here are some links to free worksheets from Macmillan updated weekly......... In Company free downloadable worksheets - Everything for teaching Business English (http://www.businessenglishonline.net/InCompany/worksheets.htm)

However the book In Company Case Studies is much better. The book is 25 photocopiable lessons and comes with 2cds. Itīs rather pricey at GBP 21, but itīs by far the best resource I ever invested in. I have alot of fun with it ...........In Company Case Studies (http://www.macmillanenglish.com/Product.aspx?id=26130) :punk:

Bels
01-07-2008, 23:43
Hi guys)))) Iīve got Market Leader from 2001. Wasnīt particularly fond of it as I recall I tried a number of lessons out various times, but wasnīt particularly impressed with it, but that may have been down to me personally.

My all time favourite book is In Company Case Studies. It completely turned my teaching style on its head. Maybe it blows you away too? This book is a wonderful collection of situations that just invite talk from students from beginners level to advanced.

Here are some links to free worksheets from Macmillan updated weekly......... In Company free downloadable worksheets - Everything for teaching Business English (http://www.businessenglishonline.net/InCompany/worksheets.htm)

However the book In Company Case Studies is much better. The book is 25 photocopiable lessons and comes with 2cds. Itīs rather pricey at GBP 21, but itīs by far the best resource I ever invested in. I have alot of fun with it ...........In Company Case Studies (http://www.macmillanenglish.com/Product.aspx?id=26130) :punk:

I'm interested, as I'm starting to get bored with same old coursebooks. But I will continue to use a Russian supplier, as they appear to get prices much lower than what is in UK direct, such as Amazon etc.

Where did you get your supplies, as my students are prepared to pay I think, as long as I think it's the fair price for Russia. and it's good fore them. But I need to look at it somehow. Are there any links, as they would be much appreciated. Longman publishers I do check up on,

Bels
02-07-2008, 00:03
I'll let you know of the price of this course book on my next visit to Brittannia in Moscow, they now deliver to us in the Western region, as we order a lot of books on behalf of our students.Mainly kids and young teenagers, but some adults. here's no doubt that they will have a big order again just before mid September 2008.

Another one that is is of great importance is Oppurtunities, and State Exam Russia Maximiser for example. I don't like them, but we must foolow them as it's important to them, and also following this Olympic exam. Very important to parents, who want to ensure that their boys don't go to the Army,and have free entry into a university. A very big selling point. Of course it doesn't apply only to English, but English will be included to a very important five pointer.

For those

pjw
02-07-2008, 00:41
I'm interested, as I'm starting to get bored with same old coursebooks...........Where did you get your supplies..........? Are there any links ?????
Yo Bels,
These are the books that defined my teaching career. My top 6 personal must-haves / couldnīt have done withouts..........

1. In Company Case Studies ++Canīt stop them talking. - no grammar at all. In Company Case Studies (http://www.macmillanenglish.com/Product.aspx?id=26130)
2. Quick Work Pre-intermediate +practical dialogues, situations, listening activities to support grammar. - only very brief explanation of grammar. Good, itīs not a grammar book, but rather super practical. Also available in Elementary and Intermediate, although not as good as Pre-int!!!Amazon.com: Quick Work: Short Course in Business English Pre-Intermediate (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/002-8365505-0136004?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Quick+Work%3A+Short+Course+in+Business+English+Pre-Intermediate&x=14&y=19)
3. Murphy English Grammar in Use. We referred to this as the BIBLE: Students like it. Me too. One page explanation, other page exercises. +very useful breakdown of English grammar. - Pure grammar practise. Can get boring. Only to be used as an explanation then move on to practical examples from media.Amazon.com: Murphy grammar (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Murphy+grammar&x=14&y=17)
4. In Company Intermediate also available in Elementary (false beginners) and Upper Intermediate +various interesting topics to discuss and skills work, such as telephoning, emails, presentations, meetings etc, cool listening activities, grammar practise for each chapter at the back, interesting for students, funky for teachers. - must also purchase cds. In Company (http://www.macmillanenglish.com/Course.aspx?id=28294)
5. Tech Talk Elementary. Gold for factory workers whose last English course or contact may be back when I was just a wee lad mīself. +Practical stuff to talk about, listening, vocab, easy-peesy. -grammar examples, but perhaps needs additional support (Murphy) Amazon.com: Tech talk elementary (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Tech+talk+elementary&x=15&y=20)
6. A selection of the old faithfuls from Oxford University Press that got us started in our careers but we now tend to have completely and shamelessly abandoned in favour of the new young dynamic things..... Iīm talking about stuff we used 5 years ago such as........Business basics, Business Objectives and Short course series...... email, telephone, socialising, meetings, negotiating, presentations etc Oxford University Press | Business Objectives, New Edition (http://www.oup.com/elt/catalogue/isbn/5100?cc=gb)

My tip is to use a combination of all. Now Iīd be interested to see your special tips Bels........ :rasta:

alterego
02-07-2008, 06:04
I have what appears to be a 2001. You're welcome to it.

Bels
02-07-2008, 21:13
Yo Bels,
These are the books that defined my teaching career. My top 6 personal must-haves / couldnīt have done withouts..........

1. In Company Case Studies ++Canīt stop them talking. - no grammar at all. In Company Case Studies (http://www.macmillanenglish.com/Product.aspx?id=26130)
2. Quick Work Pre-intermediate +practical dialogues, situations, listening activities to support grammar. - only very brief explanation of grammar. Good, itīs not a grammar book, but rather super practical. Also available in Elementary and Intermediate, although not as good as Pre-int!!!Amazon.com: Quick Work: Short Course in Business English Pre-Intermediate (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/002-8365505-0136004?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Quick+Work%3A+Short+Course+in+Business+English+Pre-Intermediate&x=14&y=19)
3. Murphy English Grammar in Use. We referred to this as the BIBLE: Students like it. Me too. One page explanation, other page exercises. +very useful breakdown of English grammar. - Pure grammar practise. Can get boring. Only to be used as an explanation then move on to practical examples from media.Amazon.com: Murphy grammar (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Murphy+grammar&x=14&y=17)
4. In Company Intermediate also available in Elementary (false beginners) and Upper Intermediate +various interesting topics to discuss and skills work, such as telephoning, emails, presentations, meetings etc, cool listening activities, grammar practise for each chapter at the back, interesting for students, funky for teachers. - must also purchase cds. In Company (http://www.macmillanenglish.com/Course.aspx?id=28294)
5. Tech Talk Elementary. Gold for factory workers whose last English course or contact may be back when I was just a wee lad mīself. +Practical stuff to talk about, listening, vocab, easy-peesy. -grammar examples, but perhaps needs additional support (Murphy) Amazon.com: Tech talk elementary (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Tech+talk+elementary&x=15&y=20)
6. A selection of the old faithfuls from Oxford University Press that got us started in our careers but we now tend to have completely and shamelessly abandoned in favour of the new young dynamic things..... Iīm talking about stuff we used 5 years ago such as........Business basics, Business Objectives and Short course series...... email, telephone, socialising, meetings, negotiating, presentations etc Oxford University Press | Business Objectives, New Edition (http://www.oup.com/elt/catalogue/isbn/5100?cc=gb)

My tip is to use a combination of all. Now Iīd be interested to see your special tips Bels........ :rasta:

First of all the majority of students I end up getting are children or teenagers.
And just a few adults. First of all I check whether they need social English or business English.

I have a tendency tendency to stick with the same course books over and over again. Why? Because I get to know the teacher's books and the course books by heart almost. And I don't need to keep investing in New teachers books, course books, cd's and DVD's for myself all the time. And when I am so busy teaching 30 hours a week, I don't want to keep planning lessons in my spare time.

For social English for adults I'm sticking to Headway, and the best one of all is New Snapshot series, for teenagers and young adults. For teenagers we must also use New Oppurtunities (Russian version) and State Exam Maximiser. Dreadful books written by Russians, but we must use them, as the course books are based on their school exams or based on Olympia, where best students will have a chance for free entry into university or college.

Yes Murphy's Grammar books complete with disks at all levels I recommend without any doubt.

For teachers reference try Cambridge Grammar for English Teachers, which is a great book for use and referance. Other useful books are the How to teach books by Longmans. How to Teach English and also How to teach Pronunciation complete with CD is a very useful book.