Student’s Book

Student’s Book

The Student’s Book contains 48 modules in eight units. Each unit deals with a key sector of activity in the business world. There are six different types of module:





About business

These modules contain information and language for the topic area of each unit. The focus is on understanding the topic and the general sense of the texts – don’t worry too much about details such as new vocabulary.


These modules build on the important words and phrases associated with the topic and provide thorough practice.


These modules help students practise the grammar in a communicative and meaningful way, in business situations relating to the unit topic. Before they start, students read the Refresh your memory box to remind themselves of the key grammar points. Use the Grammar and practice section at the back of the book for consolidation.


These modules develop understanding and speaking skills in typical business situations. In these modules, students build up a checklist of useful expressions to use in the speaking activities. The activities themselves allow students to practise these expressions and their speaking skills in realistic situations with other people.


These modules provide practice for the most important types of document student will need to write at work. They analyse a model text, focus on key language and use both as a basis for doing a writing output activity.

Case study

The case studies provide an opportunity to apply all the language, skills and ideas students have worked on in the unit. They present authentic problem-solving situations similar to those students will meet in business.

Other features

In addition to the eight main units, the Student’s Book contains the following:

Business fundamentals

This opening section introduces students to basic business principles and vocabulary. It provides a solid foundation for students to build on in the course and will help them get the most out of all components of The Business 2.0.


These units can be used in three ways: to consolidate the students’ work on the units, to catch up quickly if they’ve have missed a lesson, and to revise before tests or exams.

Additional material

This section contains all the extra materials students need to do pair- or group-work activities.

Grammar and practice

This section gives a useful summary of grammar rules with clear examples, and also provides further practice of the essential grammar points in this level of the course.


Full scripts of all the audio recordings are provided, allowing students to study the audio dialogues in detail. However, try not to rely on reading them to understand the listenings – very often they don’t need to understand every word, just the main ideas.


In each module, there is a short glossary of words students may not know. The definitions for these are in the Glossary at the back of the book. Words in red are high-frequency items, which they should try to learn and use. The others, in black, are words students just need to understand.