Oxford English for Careers: Oil and Gas 1 - A Course for Pre-Work Students
Oxford English for Careers: Oil and Gas 1 is a course for pre-work students who are studying for a career in the oil and gas industries. It is suitable for students at elementary to pre-intermediate level of English. The course develops the vocabulary, language, and skills that students need to understand the industry, and apply this knowledge to practical situations such as workshop operations, repairs and maintenance, production and distribution, and project management.
The course consists of a Student's Book, a Teacher's Book, and a Class Audio CD. The Student's Book contains 12 units that cover topics such as industry structure, maintenance and engineering, production and distribution, and project management. Each unit has authentic and up-to-date information written and checked by an oil industry consultant and other oil industry experts. The units also have real-world profiles from genuine professionals in the 'It's my job' section, which offer authentic and engaging insights into the oil and gas industry. The units also include extra facts, figures, quotations, and specialist terminology in the top margin of the pages.
The Teacher's Book provides specialist background to the industry for every unit, as well as industry tips to support non-expert teachers. It also contains answer keys, tests, and photocopiable activities for extra practice. The Class Audio CD contains recordings of all the listening texts in the Student's Book.
Oxford English for Careers: Oil and Gas 1 is part of the Oxford English for Careers series, which also includes courses for Commerce , Medicine , Nursing , Technology , Tourism , and Finance . The series is designed to teach English in context, so students can practise the language and skills they need for their future careers.Here are some excerpts from the Student's Book to give you an idea of what you can learn from Oxford English for Careers: Oil and Gas 1.
Unit 1: The oil and gas industry
In this unit, you will learn about the history and structure of the oil and gas industry, the different types of oil and gas companies, and the main products and services they provide. You will also learn some key vocabulary and expressions related to the industry.
The oil and gas industry is one of the largest and most important industries in the world. It provides energy for transport, heating, electricity, and many other uses. It also produces raw materials for many other industries, such as chemicals, plastics, and fertilizers.
The oil and gas industry is divided into three main sectors: upstream, midstream, and downstream. Upstream companies explore for and produce oil and gas from underground reservoirs or offshore fields. Midstream companies transport and store oil and gas by pipelines, tankers, or trucks. Downstream companies refine oil and gas into different products, such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, kerosene, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), natural gas liquids (NGLs), and petrochemicals.
Unit 2: Maintenance and engineering
In this unit, you will learn about the different types of maintenance and engineering work that are done in the oil and gas industry, such as preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance, inspection, testing, troubleshooting, repair, overhaul, installation, commissioning, and decommissioning. You will also learn some key vocabulary and expressions related to maintenance and engineering.
Maintenance is the process of keeping equipment and systems in good working condition. Maintenance can be preventive or corrective. Preventive maintenance is done regularly to prevent problems or failures from happening. Corrective maintenance is done when a problem or failure has already occurred.
Engineering is the application of scientific and technical knowledge to design, build, operate, and improve equipment and systems. Engineering can involve many different disciplines, such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, petroleum engineering, and environmental engineering.
Unit 3: Production and distribution
In this unit, you will learn about the different stages of production and distribution of oil and gas products, such as extraction, processing, refining, separation, fractionation, aa16f39245