Online listening for the oil industry

BP oil workersBP’s 2007 annual report, which can be downloaded as a PDF from their website is accompanied by a set of downloadable MP3 recordings of the parts of the report.

Although these are, no doubt, intended as an aid to BP investors who, for whatever reason, are unable to read the text, they are also a boon to any business English teacher working with intermediate level students from the oil industry.

This is the case with my colleague Simon Cook who drew my attention to them and has been using both recordings and text with one of his students.