The organization of the financial industry, Central banking, Bank organization, Regulating the financial sector. Bank performance, Retail banking, Loans and credit, Foreign exchange, Stocks and shares, Derivatives, Trade finance, Project finance, Mergers and acquisitions, Asset management, Accounting.
Vocabulary. Describing brand and product. BrE vs AmE. Describing company structure. Talking change. Talking about finance. Advertising vocabulary. Idioms for talking about business relationships. Recruitment process and personal character. International trade terminology. Quality control and customer service. Words to do with honesty or dishonesty. Describe character. Talking about innovations. Idioms from sport to describe competition.
Grammar. Present simple and present continuous. Talking about the future. Noun combinations. Past simple and present perfect. Describing trends. Articles: a, an, the, zero article. Modals of advice, obligation and necessity. Indirect questions and statements. Conditionals. Gerunds and infinitives. Narrative tenses. Relative clauses. Passives. Modals of probability.
Skills. Taking part in meetings. Making arrangements. Socializing. Dealing with figures. Giving presentations. Managing meetings. Negotiating. Complaints. Problem-solving. Decision-making.