Intended for professionals who need English for work, travel, and socializing, this highly practical course bridges the gap between general English and the professional world of working adults. The syllabus is based on the needs of people in work who use English as an international means of communication, especially those who find that general coursebooks are too general, and business English courses too specialized. The course makes full use of the experience, motivation and skills of working adult learners. Units are topic-based with sophisticated international topics appropriate to adult learners and students are encouraged to communicate confidently in a range of realistic professional situations, including socializing, making contacts and telephoning. Authentic contexts are used to present grammar structures using a discovery method. Learners analyse language and formulate grammar rules, making grammar more interesting and memorable. Vocabulary-learning strategies help learners extend and develop essential vocabulary areas and there are plenty of opportunities for multi-skills work in pairs and groups in the listening and reading texts.