Business Result 2nd Edition

A six-level business English course

Business English you can take to work today

Business Result 2nd Edition is a six-level business English course that gives students the communication skills they need for immediate use at work with relevant, personalised practice for business professionals.


Kate Baade, Michael Duckworth, David Grant, Christopher Holloway, Jane Hudson, John Hughes, Jon Naunton, Jim Scrivener, Rebecca Turner, Nina Leeke, Penny McLarty


CEFR A1 – C2


70 to 100 hours (Starter Level); 80 to 120 hours (Elementary to Advanced Levels)

Relevant, personalized practice for people at work

  • Talking Point discussion lessons are based on an interesting business concept, process or approach that is relatable for any student in any business profession. The personalized Talking Point tasks allow students to apply the concept to their own working contexts.
  • Viewpoints integrate video into the lesson to bring business English to life - and build communication skills for business. Videos feature authentic interviews with leading academics, business experts, and course participants from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
  • Language Points provide explicit focus on the meaning and form of the target language applied in a business context.
  • Practically Speaking sections help students put language to use immediately.


Easily adapt Business Result Second Edition to fit your teaching context

  • Each section within a unit works in a modular way - they can be completed as standalone activities according to your needs.
  • The Teacher's Book provides support for using the course flexibly in 1 to 1 lessons and with pre-work students.
  • For those working through the book in order, continuity is maintained throughout the book to provide natural progression.


Enrich your lessons with ready-to-go resources to pick up and teach in class

  • Online resources for teachers include Viewpoint video files to stream or download, audio files to stream or download, sample emails for each unit, downloadable business cards, and progress tests.
  • Online Practice includes NEW downloadable worksheets to provide extra practice for each unit.


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