ENGLISH FOR ACCOUNTING AND BANKING: Reading Skills, INTERMEDIATE Level, is the second BOOK in a two-level course especially designed for accounting and banking students and professionals who are studying English as a Foreign language (EFL). It focuses on the real needs of students at this level for vocabulary expansion and reading skill-building. It is designed for use in EFL adult-education programs, universities, colleges, technical schools, and language institutes.
ENGLISH FOR ACCOUNTING AND BANKING: Reading Skills, INTERMEDIATE Level, is made up of ten thematically-based units. Vocabulary-building and skill-building exercises accompany each reading. Each unit consists of a brief pre-reading exercise and an exercise on skimming or scanning. Following the reading passage itself, there are post-reading exercises that focus on important reading skills: getting the main idea; understanding the reading structure; understanding from context; recognizing contextual reference; recognizing the topic and topic sentence; understanding general and specific ideas; understanding signal words; making an outline; understanding cause and effect, comparison, classification and addition words; and exemplification.
Each part of the unit concludes with a discussion designed to encourage students to think about, distill, and discuss the information they have read throughout the unit. The discussion is followed by a writing exercise which requests students to write the answers to the questions given in the discussion exercise.
An important goal of ENGLISH FOR ACCOUNTING AND BANKING is to help accounting and banking students to become confident readers by increasing their vocabulary base and improving their reading skills. It engages them in the process of reading thoughtfully and encourages them to move beyond passive reading.
Unit 1 A Petty Cash Fund
Unit 2 Trends in Mobile Banking
Unit 3 The History of Cheques
Unit 4 Double-Entry Bookkeeping
Unit 5 The Future of Cheques
Unit 6 Closing Entries
Unit 7 Bounced, Cashier’s, Banker’s, and Certified Cheques
Unit 8 DEBITS and Credits
Unit 9 Types of Banks
Unit 10 The INCOME Statement