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Market Leader 3rd Edition Extra develops confident, fluent speakers who can successfully use English in a work environment.

  • A five-level course for young adults and adult professionals
  • Contemporary material with Financial Times content in every unit
  • Takes students from CEFR A1 to C2

What is Market Leader Extra?

Market Leader 3rd Edition Extra is a five-level English course for students who want to learn English and learn about business, and for business people who want to advance their careers.

It has been developed in association with the Financial Times, one of the leading sources of business information in the world. Financial Times material introduces students to topical business issues and builds the professional language and communication skills required for the modern world of business.

Teach students real English in a business environment

Financial Times articles and practice exercises help students develop English for business.

Topics such as buying and selling, mergers and acquisitions, people skills, marketing and human resources expose students to the practicalities of business.

Consultant case studies help students learn general business practices while improving their English.

Teach students real English in a business environment

Help students achieve their goals

The English that students learn is practical for both working in business and further study at university level. Interviews, case studies and Financial Times content bring the real world of business into the classroom and motivate students with an interest in business.

Help students achieve their goals

What’s new?

BEC Support

Market Leader Extra
with business skills lessons and self-assessment

Extra builds on Market Leader 3rd Edition by providing new Business Skills lessons that offer the learner a task-based, integrated skills approach to the development of core business skills such as Presentations, Negotiations, Meetings and Small Talk.

These lessons appear at the end of every three units and incorporate performance review, suggestions for professional development and goal setting. They are based on the Global Scale of English Learning Objectives for Professional English. These objectives are signposted at the top of each new lesson in the Student’s Book and the carefully scaffolded activities are crafted around each objective, creating a clear sense of direction and progression in a learning environment where learners can reflect on their achievement at the end of the lesson.

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Flexi Editions

The Market Leader 3rd Edition Flexi Editions are great for intensive courses: they combine half a Course Book and half of the equivalent Practice File. With the course content coverable in a shorter period (40-60 hours of contact time), they are ideal for summer courses or other intensive packages.

Flexi Editions
BEC Support

BEC Support

Use Market Leader to prepare your students for the Cambridge Business English Certificate (BEC). Market Leader provides dedicated support for the reading and writing elements of BEC for the top two levels, BEC Vantage (B2) and BEC Higher (C1).

Click here to view BEC Vantage support. Click here to view BEC Higher support.

Premier Lessons

These downloadable lessons based on current Financial Times articles are now available on MyEnglishLab. Use these graded lessons (Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and Upper Intermediate) to keep your teaching materials contemporary and relevant to students.
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Premier Lessons


Student Components

Student Course Book with DVD-ROM

    • NEW 16 pages of business skills in each level: negotiation, presentation, writing emails, telephoning and teleconferencing, small talk, meetings and interviews
    • Authentic texts from the Financial Times and other sources develop reading skills and provide essential business vocabulary.
    • Interviews with business people and experts develop listening skills, such as prediction, listening for specific information and note taking.
    • Language Work develops students’ awareness of common problem areas and introduces grammatical concepts.
    • Open discussion exercises for groups and pairs.
    • Skills section for teaching career-related skills.
    • Useful Language Box provides phrases for role play situations in the workplace.
    • Case study discussions on the unit topic (with commentaries on the DVD-ROM).
    • Working Across Cultures sections develop cultural awareness.
    • Four revisions units in each Course Book.


    • Updated with video resources and worksheets for Extra
    • All 12 interviews from the Course Book, with optional subtitles, expose students to natural, authentic speech.
    • Self-study practice activities allow students to revisit problem areas and reinforce classwork.
    • Activities provide language-recycling opportunities with instant, personalised feedback.
    • iGlossary - a digital mini-dictionary that provides definitions and pronunciations of all the key words listed in the Course Book.
  • Student Course Book with DVD-ROM

Practice File with Audio CD

    • Complete syllabus in business writing provides extra grammar and vocabulary practice.
    • Extra grammar and vocabulary practice.
    • Text models and useful language and writing tasks.
    • Regular self-study pronunciation practice.
    • Survival language sections for students when travelling for business.
    • Audio CD contains audio material from the Course Book.
  • Practice File with Audio CD

Vocabulary Trainer

  • An online, self-study tool:

    • Students can practise and test themselves on meaning, spelling, collocation and use of vocabulary learnt in class.
    • Results are automatically recorded, allowing students to chart their development.

  • Vocabulary Trainer


    • MyEnglishLab is designed to improve student results with rich, interactive exercises that correspond perfectly to each unit of the Course Book.
    • Helpful feedback and immediate grading ensure students are highly engaged and motivated as they experience meaningful language learning outside the classroom.
    • Unlimited access for students allows online course materials to be used as homework – whether at home, in the lab, or anywhere with online access.
  • MyEnglishLab

Flexi Editions

    • Flexi editions combine half a Course Book and half a Practice File workbook, to provide a short course for intensive packages.
    • Ten books in total, two from each level.
    • The Flexi Editions are available for Market Leader 3rd Edition.
  • NEW – Flexi Editions

TEACHER Components

Teacher’s Resource Book with Test Master CD-ROM

    • The Text Bank – two extra Financial Times reading texts per unit, followed by comprehension and vocabulary exercises.
    • The Resource Bank – provides photocopiable, worksheet-based, communication activities.
    • Listening Bank – extra activities based on each Course Book listening interview.
    • Speaking Bank – extra activities based on each skills section.
    • Writing Bank – model answers to the Course Book writing tasks, together with additional writing exercises.

    The Test Master CD-ROM is an assessment resource to accompany the course.

    • Digital, editable versions of the Test File tests with accompanying audio files enable tailored assessment.
    • 12 further unit tests to assess students’ development in the Vocabulary Language Review and Skills Section of their corresponding units.
    • Full answer keys and audio scripts make marking the tests straightforward.
  • Teacher’s Resource Book with Test Master CD-ROM


  • Digital software for interactive whiteboard and computers with a projector. It provides the Course Book in digital format, offering:

    • Course Book pages with zoom features.
    • Video interviews and case study commentaries.
    • Class audio with time coded audio scripts.
    • Interactive activities.
    • Phonetic charts.
    • Teacher notes and printable worksheets.
    • iGlossary, Grammar reference and Writing Files.
    • Help videos.
  • ActiveTeach

Test File

    • Six photocopiable tests per level to monitor students’ level of achievement.
    • An Entry Test, four Progress Tests which assess skills and language knowledge, and an Exit Test, which reviews the work done throughout the course.
  • Test File

Premier Lessons

    • Lessons based on recent Financial Times articles available for free in MyEnglishLab monthly.
    • Authentic material graded to the level of the class (from Pre-Intermediate to Upper Intermediate).
    • Lessons written by highly experienced business English authors.
    • Use the lessons in class or for self-study.
    • Answer Keys for all activities.

    Premier Lessons subscription

    You can also subscribe to an enhanced version of Premier Lessons, which gives you:

    • Access to an archive of more than 2,000 lessons to give you a rich variety of lessons to choose from.
    • New lessons weekly, to keep your students even more up to date with events in business and around the world.

  • NEW – Premier Lessons


  • MyEnglishLab gives you instant access to a range of diagnostic tools:

    • The Gradebook shows how students, both individually and as a group, are performing exercise by exercise.
    • The Common Error Report enables you to identify the most common mistakes and see which students are making them. This helps you to identify the areas that require attention and assign remedial activities.
    • Assign tasks to the whole class, groups or individual students to help them reach their goals more effectively.
    • Premier Lessons updated monthly on MyEnglishLab.

  • MyEnglishLab

Class Audio CD

  • Full classroom audio including business skills.

  • MyEnglishLab

Market Leader Specialist Titles

  • The Specialist Titles allow you to focus on the reading and vocabulary development required for specific areas of business:

    • Accounting and Finance (supports ICFE exam)
    • Business Law (supports ILEC exam)
    • Human Resources
    • Logistics Management
    • Marketing
    • Working Across Cultures
  • Market Leader Specialist Titles

NEW - BEC Support


David Falvey studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Oxford and did his MA in TEFL at the University of Birmingham. He has lived in Africa and the Middle East and has teaching, training and managerial experience in the UK and Asia, including working as a teacher trainer at the British Council in Tokyo. He was previously Head of the English Language Centre at London Metropolitan University.

David Cotton studied Economics at the University of Reading and did an MA in French Language and Literature at the University of Toronto. He has over 44 years teaching and training experience, and is co-author of the Business Class course book. He has taught in Canada, France, and England, and has been a visiting lecturer in many universities overseas. Previously, he was Senior Lecturer at London Metropolitan University, and he frequently gives talks at EFL conferences.

Simon Kent studied History at the University of Sheffield, and has an M.A. in History and Cultural Studies. He has over 25 years' teaching experience, including three years as an in-company trainer in Berlin at the time of German reunification. He has spent the majority of his career in higher education in the UK where he has taught on and directed programmes of business, general and academic English.

Margaret O'Keeffe has over 15 years teaching experience. She has taught at the Pompeu Fabra University and La Salle University in Barcelone, Spain. She is the author of business English materials for the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, and online tutor. She is also the co-author of various English titles including Lifestyle and English for International Tourism (Pre-Intermediate).

Iwonna Dubicka has over 15 years' experience as a Business English trainer, and has been an online tutor for the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. She is also the co-author of various English titles together with Margaret O'Keeffe, including Lifestyle and English for International Tourism (Pre-Intermediate).

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Correlation charts

CEFR correlations

LCCI correlation charts

GSE Correlation Charts

Tests & Audio

Download the tests (doc and pdf format) for the Course Books.
Listen or download the accompanying audio files.

Extra Business Skills

Answer keys

Advanced Language Review Answer Key Socio-Cultural game Answer Key
for the socio-cultural game (Intermediate p132).


Download the Glossary of Business Terms from the classic Market Leader Course Books.