Do you want to practise your listening and find out about business topics and issues at the same time?

In this section, listen to audio recordings for upper intermediate (CEFR level B2) learners and improve your listening skills in English.

You will learn useful language for a wide range of business topics from talks, presentations and dialogues, as well as tips and techniques for dealing with business issues. Each recording has interactive exercises and a transcript to help you understand and use the language.

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Listen to an interview with a recruitment expert, who talks about his experience of reading CVs and offers some good advice on writing them.


Listen to an extract from a lecture on business and ethics.


Listen to a consultant talking about the basic stages of the change process and the people in the change management team.


Listen to a conversation between a human resources officer and an employee who is unhappy with the way he is treated by his boss.


Listen to part of a radio programme. Peter Jones works for Art and Business, a company that develops creative partnerships between business and the arts.


Listen to an extract from a lecture on emotional intelligence given by a professor at a business school.


Listen to an interview with a retired doctor, Rajan Mehta, about his life working in the UK.


Listen to a radio programme in which people from three companies talk about their experiences of going global.


Listen to a journalist giving advice on interviewing techniques.


Listen to part of a radio programme where a manager is talking about dealing with staff.


Listen to some people trying to resolve a dispute at work with the help of a mediator.


Listen to an extract of an interview with a professor of Business Studies about the subject of motivation.


Listen to a radio interview in which the future of the Martha Stewart brand is discussed.


A public relations account executive talks about how she got into the area of public relations and about her job.


Listen to a trainer at the end of a management training session summing up the importance of relationship-building as a competency and reviewing ways of developing the competency.


Listen to the guests on this radio chat show speaking about the difference between work-related stress and burnout.