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Tourism English Books, Tourism Dictionary, ESL Students Book

Tourism English Books, Tourism Dictionary1. Welcome Student's book : English for the Travel and Tourism Industry by Leo Jones, Paperback: 126 pages, Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Welcome is a course for people working or planning to work in the tourism industry at the lower intermediate to intermediate level. It covers a range of work areas; hotels, restaurants, travel agencies, and focuses on the employees dealing with customers in a variety of typical situations. The course contains 50 90-minute lessons on double page spreads so it is easy to use. The 50 units are grouped into ten thematic modules. The course develops all four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing, but places particular emphasis on getting students to carry out realistic and engaging communicative tasks. The Student's Book, which is in colour, is accompanied by a Teacher's Book and the audio material is available on both cassette and CD.

2. High Season: English for the Hotel and Tourist Industry by Keith Harding, Paul Henderson; Paperback: 176 pages Publisher: Oxford University Press
For Intermediate Level: Trainees and employees in the hotel and tourist industry who need English both to communicate with guests and to negotiate with English speakers. 
How can it be used?: For short, intensive courses. For use with less intensive classes held once or twice a week. Key features:
There are 12 free-standing units which cover a range of important topics, such as: Types of accommodation; Dealing with complaints; The business traveller. 
Each unit contains a balanced variety of listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities. A Language study section in each unit concentrates on the language structures that occur frequently in the context of hotel work. The reading and listening materials are authentic wherever possible and have been put together with the co-operation of a number of hotel chains, independent hotels, and tour operators. The text types vary from formal letters to computerized bills and rooming lists. Key vocabulary is introduced in context through the reading and listening passages, and is developed in Word study sections. The Vocabulary section at the end of each unit consists of a monolingual glossary of important words and expressions.

3. Check Your Vocabulary Hotels, Tourism and Catering by David Riley; Paperback: 52 pages Publisher: Peter Collin Publishing
This updated workbook is useful for testing and improving vocabulary for those working in the hospitality industry. It includes self-study exercises and practical speaking activities and is suitable for group use or self-study. Word games, crosswords group games, and pair work are used to increase the proficiency and comfort level of the student. It includes notes and full answers to exercises in the back.

4. Dictionary of Hotel, Tourism & Catering Management by P.H. Collin, Paperback Publisher: Peter Collin Publishing
Excellent! Designed for those working in the hospitality industry, this reference provides more than 20,000 entries of vocabulary used in catering, restaurants and kitchens, hotels and guest houses, travel, insurance, industry-specific health and safety situations, as well as basic accounting, business, and personnel management terms. Also included are international airline abbreviations, national airport codes, international telephone codes, time zone information, and more.

5. English for Hospitality and Foodservice by Jennifer M. Thomas, Paperback: 368 pages, Publisher: Prentice Hall
English for Hospitality and Food service will help the user become a more confident, effective, and service-oriented employee. The information in This textbook will empower the user with the communication and cross-cultural leadership skills necessary to be successful working with Spanish speaking co-workers. English and Spanish cultural explanations; Industry-specific vocabulary and pictures; Short, basic review exercises; Crossword puzzles; Common dialogues; Role play exercises; English-Spanish/Spanish-English dictionaries; Pronunciation guide on CD.

6. World Travel Dictionary: The Dictionary for the Travel Industry (Columbus Travel Guides) by Richard English, Paperback: 256 pages, Publisher: Sf Communications
Never be lost for words again! Travel jargon can often be confusing. This handy reference features 3,000 definitions of travel, tourism and geography terms including an in-depth focus on skiing, diving and cruising terms. It also features contact details and information on over 130 of the top travel associations worldwide, 250 of the top tourist attractions worldwide listed by country and alphabetically and a USA / UK dictionary.

7. Be My Guest Student's Book + Be My Guest Audio CD Set or Be My Guest Audio Cassette Set : English for the Hotel Industry by Francis O'Hara; Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2002 + Teacher's Book
Be My Guest is a language course for pre- and in-service students of Hotel English at the elementary to lower intermediate level. It consists of Student's Book, Teacher's Book and audio material on either cassette or audio CD. Written by an author who has considerable experience of teaching this kind of student in France, it focuses on building fluency and vocabulary, and improving grammatical and pronunciation accuracy. The 15 units of the course are each divided into two easy-to-use double page spread lessons and cover the range of communicative situations that hotel workers may find themselves in.

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