Basic Survival / Survival English

For professional adults at a high beginner to pre-intermediate level who need basic English to survive in their work and travel.

Each one-page lesson depicts an authentic situation that learners might encounter when working internationally.

It incorporates the differences between American and British English, and builds language practice in situations that learners might encounter in real life: airports, hotels, restaurants, introducing people at work etc.

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Key Features

  • Practical communication activities are directly transferable to the professional world
  • 'Culture Files' build on the topic and language from each lesson
  • Teacher's Guide includes photocopiable tests with answer keys
  • Bilingual wordlists available to accompany the course

Best suits:  Students looking for basic communication skills for the international world of work



  • View some samples from Basic Survival and Survival English here:

  • Basic Survival - Sample Page - In-flight meals.pdf
  • Survival English - Sample Page - Meeting people.pdf
  • Download sample audio extracts here:

  • Basic Survival - Sample Audio A - In-flight meals .mp3
  • Basic Survival - Sample Audio B - In-flight meals.mp3
  • Survival English - Sample Audio - Meeting people.mp3