New Survival English is a practical book for people who need spoken English for work or travel. It contains 48 units which each focus on a different real-life situation related to business, socializing, travel, hotels, money, food and drink, or communications.
Most units begin with a number of written dialogues (also on the accompanying CD), as well as follow-up work based on those dialogues, additional listening practice, and speaking practice. At the back of the book, there are transcripts of all of the listening comprehension passages, a grammar file, and a culture file.
While this can be used for self-study, the speaking activities require two participants.
It is recommended for intermediate to advanced level students.
Basic Survival English, for beginner to intermediate level students, is also available.