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The Benefits of Using Market Leader Upper Intermediate Teacher Book 13 for Business English Learners and Teachers



New Market Leader Upper Intermediate Teacher Book 13: A Review




If you are looking for a comprehensive communicative English course that prepares your upper intermediate students to interact confidently with both native and non-native speakers of English in a business context, you might want to consider Market Leader. Market Leader is a series of books that covers a wide range of topics related to business and management, such as leadership, innovation, ethics, globalization, marketing, finance, and more. The new edition of Market Leader Upper Intermediate Teacher Book 13 offers new features and materials that will enhance your teaching experience and your students' learning outcomes. In this article, we will review the course components and features, the alignment with the Global Scale of English and the Common European Framework of Reference, and the benefits of using Market Leader for teachers and learners.




New Market Leader Upper Intermediate Teacher Book 13



Overview of the course components and features




Market Leader Upper Intermediate Teacher Book 13 consists of the following course components and features:


  • Student's Book: The Student's Book contains 12 units that cover relevant business topics and skills. Each unit consists of four sections: Starting up, Vocabulary, Reading, Language review, Listening, Skills, Case study, and Writing. The Student's Book also includes new Business Skills lessons that offer a task-based, integrated skills approach to the development of core business skills such as Presentations, Negotiations, Meetings, and Small Talk.



  • Online Teachers Notes: The Online Teachers Notes provide detailed guidance on how to teach each unit and each Business Skills lesson. They also include additional activities, answer keys, transcripts, tests, and photocopiable resources.



  • Teacher's Book: The Teacher's Book contains an overview of the course objectives and methodology, tips on how to use the course materials effectively, suggestions for classroom management and differentiation, and a test master CD-ROM with customizable tests.



  • ActiveTeach: The ActiveTeach is an interactive whiteboard software that allows you to display the Student's Book pages on a large screen, play audio and video files, access extra activities and resources, create notes and annotations, and save your work.



  • MyEnglishLab: The MyEnglishLab is an online learning platform that provides interactive exercises, instant feedback, progress tracking, gradebook, and diagnostic tools. It can be used as a self-study tool or as a blended learning solution.



  • Audio Program: The Audio Program contains all the audio recordings for the listening activities in the Student's Book. The audio files are available in MP3 format on the ActiveTeach CD-ROM or online.



  • Practice Files: The Practice Files are supplementary workbooks that provide extra practice for grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunciation, and business skills. They can be used for homework or in class.



  • Test Files: The Test Files are assessment materials that include progress tests, achievement tests, and exit tests. They can be used to monitor students' progress and performance.



Alignment with the Global Scale of English and the Common European Framework of Reference




Market Leader Upper Intermediate Teacher Book 13 is fully aligned to the Global Scale of English (GSE) and the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). The GSE is a standardized, granular scale from 10 to 90 that measures English language proficiency. The GSE Learning Objectives for Professional English are aligned with the CEFR. Unlike the CEFR, which describes proficiency in terms of broad levels, the GSE identifies what a learner can do at each point on a more granular scaleand within a CEFR level. The scale is designed to motivate learners by demonstrating incremental progress in their language ability.


The Business Skills lessons in Market Leader Upper Intermediate Teacher Book 13 are based on the GSE Learning Objectives for Professional English. These objectives are signposted at the top of each new lesson in the Student's Book and the carefully scaffolded activities are crafted around each objective, creating a clear sense of direction and progression in a learning environment where learners can reflect on their achievement at the end of the lesson.


Market Leader Upper Intermediate Teacher Book 13 also offers practice for BEC Vantage exam, which is a Cambridge English exam that tests business English skills at B2 level of the CEFR. When working through the Market Leader Upper Intermediate units, students should be encouraged to skim read, to guess the meaning of unknown words and to find synonyms and paraphrases for common words and expressions as these are all skills that will help with the BEC Vantage exam. The Practice Files and the Test Files also provide additional practice and assessment for the exam.


Benefits of using Market Leader for teachers and learners




Market Leader Upper Intermediate Teacher Book 13 has many benefits for both teachers and learners. Here are some of them:


  • Rich input of language and authentic business content: Market Leader Upper Intermediate Teacher Book 13 exposes learners to a wide range of vocabulary, grammar, and functional language that are relevant and useful for business communication. The course also provides authentic business content from various sources, such as articles from the Financial Times, case studies from real companies, interviews with business experts, and video clips from BBC Worldwide.



  • Intensive practice and systematic recycling: Market Leader Upper Intermediate Teacher Book 13 helps learners consolidate and extend their language skills through intensive practice in various contexts and formats. The course also recycles language items throughout the units and across the course components, ensuring that learners retain and activate their knowledge.



  • Meaningful opportunities for communication and collaboration: Market Leader Upper Intermediate Teacher Book 13 encourages learners to use their language skills in meaningful ways through communication and collaboration activities. The course provides opportunities for learners to express their opinions, share their experiences, exchange information, solve problems, make decisions, negotiate outcomes, give presentations, and write reports. The course also fosters a learner-centered approach where learners work in pairs or groups, interact with each other, give feedback, and support each other's learning.



  • Performance review and professional development: Market Leader Upper Intermediate Teacher Book 13 helps learners monitor their progress and improve their performance through regular review and evaluation activities. The course also helps learners develop their professional skills and competencies through self-assessment, goal setting, reflection, action planning, and portfolio building.



In conclusion, Market Leader Upper Intermediate Teacher Book 13 is a great choice for upper intermediate business English learners who want to improve their language skills and prepare for the BEC Vantage exam. The course offers a rich input of language and authentic business content, intensive practice and systematic recycling, meaningful opportunities for communication and collaboration, and performance review and professional development. If you are interested in using Market Leader Upper Intermediate Teacher Book 13 for your classes, you can find more information on the Pearson website or contact your local Pearson representative.


FAQs




  • Q: How long does it take to complete Market Leader Upper Intermediate Teacher Book 13?



  • A: It depends on how many hours per week you teach or study with the course. Generally speaking, it takes about 120 hours to complete the Student's Book (10 hours per unit) plus another 40 hours for the Business Skills lessons (5 hours per lesson). You can also add more hours if you use the other course components such as MyEnglishLab or Practice Files.



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  • Q: How long does it take to complete Market Leader Upper Intermediate Teacher Book 13?



  • A: It depends on how many hours per week you teach or study with the course. Generally speaking, it takes about 120 hours to complete the Student's Book (10 hours per unit) plus another 40 hours for the Business Skills lessons (5 hours per lesson). You can also add more hours if you use the other course components such as MyEnglishLab or Practice Files.



  • Q: How can I access the online resources for Market Leader Upper Intermediate Teacher Book 13?



  • A: You can access the online resources by registering on the Pearson website with your access code. The access code can be found inside the Student's Book or the Teacher's Book. You can also buy an access code separately if you don't have one.



  • Q: What are the benefits of using MyEnglishLab for Market Leader Upper Intermediate Teacher Book 13?



  • A: MyEnglishLab is an online learning platform that provides interactive exercises, instant feedback, progress tracking, gradebook, and diagnostic tools. It can be used as a self-study tool or as a blended learning solution. Some of the benefits of using MyEnglishLab are:



  • It allows you to practice and review the language and skills from the Student's Book at your own pace and time.



  • It gives you immediate feedback on your answers and explanations for your mistakes.



  • It tracks your progress and shows you your strengths and weaknesses.



  • It helps you prepare for the BEC Vantage exam by providing exam-style tasks and tips.



  • It enables your teacher to assign homework, monitor your performance, and provide feedback.



  • Q: How can I use ActiveTeach for Market Leader Upper Intermediate Teacher Book 13?



  • A: ActiveTeach is an interactive whiteboard software that allows you to display the Student's Book pages on a large screen, play audio and video files, access extra activities and resources, create notes and annotations, and save your work. Some of the ways you can use ActiveTeach are:



  • You can use it to present and explain the language and skills from the Student's Book in a dynamic and engaging way.



  • You can use it to play the audio and video files that accompany the listening and skills activities in the Student's Book.



  • You can use it to access extra activities and resources that supplement the Student's Book, such as grammar reference, vocabulary bank, glossary, photocopiables, tests, etc.



  • You can use it to create notes and annotations on the Student's Book pages to highlight key points, add comments, or personalize the content.



  • You can use it to save your work and review it later or share it with your students.



  • Q: How can I get more information about Market Leader Upper Intermediate Teacher Book 13?



  • A: You can get more information about Market Leader Upper Intermediate Teacher Book 13 by visiting the Pearson website or contacting your local Pearson representative. You can also join the Market Leader community on Facebook or Twitter to share your ideas and experiences with other teachers and learners.



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