Cambridge English for Engineering - Cambridge University Press
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Cambridge English for Engineering


Intermediate, Upper-intermediate

Cambridge English for Engineering develops the communication skills and specialist English language knowledge of engineering professionals, enabling them to communicate more confidently and effectively with colleagues and customers.

The ten standalone units cover topics common to all kinds of engineering - including civil, electrical and mechanical - such as procedures and precautions; monitoring and control; and engineering design. Authentic activities - from describing technical problems and suggesting solutions to working with drawings - make the course relevant and motivating.

The course requires no specialist knowledge on the part of the teacher and comprehensive teacher's notes are available online. It is also ideal for self-study.

Cambridge English for... is a new series of short courses for different areas of English for Specific Purposes. Written for professionals by professionals they combine the best in ELT methodology with real professional practice. Other titles in the series include Job-hunting, the Media and Nursing.

Key Features

  • A regular focus on technical and semi-technical vocabulary enables learners to become familiar with and practise using the specialist language they need for work.
  • Authentic texts and realistic tasks help prepare learners for their everyday working lives.
  • An emphasis on listening and speaking helps learners to develop their communicative ability within this professional field.
  • Extra practice material, photocopiable activities and teachers notes available online offer valuable support for teachers and self-study students.


Intermediate to Upper Intermediate
Student's Book with Audio CDs9780521715188

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Each chapter is packed with loads of useful information, it's easy to follow, and it's up-to-date. I especially enjoyed the listening activities, which are at times even humorous and entertaining. I highly recommend this course.

I am really pleased to see a textbook which covers this field so well. The topics are well chosen and the vocabulary most relevant and up to date.

The four texts that make up the Cambridge English for series fill gaps in the market that were definitely in need of filling. And they do so in a very modern, practical manner. Nicholas Whitley