by Peter Viney & Karen Viney

Handshake is a pre-intermediate course which is arranged according to an innovative Communication Skills syllabus. Below this surface level, lies a set of carefully graded materials moving in a progression from simple to complex. The innovative syllabus makes it particularly suitable for those using or intending to use English in a working situation. The Workbooks are an integral part of the course. It is also ideal for students who have completed a general English course, and who need to activate their knowledge (in an adult context) before deciding whether to continue their studies in an academic direction or a vocational or business direction. Handshake is our personal favourite among all our ELT materials.

Anonymous Amazon review, 2001:

* * * * * (5 stars)
A compendium of colourful commercial content and context!, 1 Dec 2001
Reviewer: A reader
Handshake is the bible for any person, whether they be teacher or student, with a focus on the business world and requirements of the professional!
The pages are attractively laid out and easy to follow as each category is clearly defined, for example presenting information or expressing emotions.

Each unit incorporates an extensive summary of the grammar covered, complete with exercises set in relevant business contexts. I have used this book on a regular basis for a range of pre-intermediate to advanced students (even of a most discerning nature) and all have been suitably impressed by the relevance of the contents to their business and social lives!

As a business teacher for the last ten years, both in the UK and abroad, I cannot rate this book highly enough and would recommend this as the first book to accompany either teacher or student on their journey into the world of business communication!


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