Excellent / FOCUS ON ESP



Excellent! trains today’s students in the hospitality industry with the language competences they will need for a successful future career. Catering, cooking, bar and service are all covered in this course which ensures thorough revision of grammar and extension of trade-specific vocabulary in clearly labelled, dedicated sections.

The Coursebook is organised in two parts:

Theory and Practice of Catering

  • 8 Modules covering hospitality, catering, restaurant staff, kitchen and equipment, food and cooking methods, food conservation, menus, food safety, drinks and serving techniques.
  • Variety of text types from descriptive texts to authentic and adapted articles, from recipes to interviews.
  • Careful grading of topics, grammar and vocabulary: A Taste of Language.
  • Thorough development of the 4 language skills.
  • Extensive use of photographs to ensure understanding of the more technical aspects of English for catering.
  • Preparation for Cambridge English Preliminary (PET) and First (FCE).

Culinary Culture

  • 5 Dossiers present aspects of English-speaking countries linked to aspects of the hospitality industry.
  • Geography, culinary habits, society, food blogs and government institutions.

Excellent! concludes with a useful photo-glossary of foodstuffs, drinks, bartending tools, dinner service and weights, measurements and temperature conversion charts.

Teacher’s Book

  • Extensive teaching notes for each section.
  • Answer keys and transcriptions of listening materials.
  • Tests and extra resources for both stronger and weaker students.
  • CD-ROM Test-Maker with editable tests in Word© format.

Digital Book

  • All the resources of the coursebook in interactive digital version.
  • Link to full, online user’s guide.
  • Ideal for ‘heads-up’ lessons on the IWB.