Macmillan Publishings book "CPE Use Of English 1" is absolutely superb.
Thanks - I need a new CPE book with a class of mine. They started off originally using CPE Gold, but it's so mindblowingly dull!
Many of my students for example love English file series but I'm not so sure that's my fave to teach from.
I like the way it's done, but some of it is rather poor in my opinion.
There's a distinct lack of ESP Business books; a book that covers ALL aspects of Human resources (interviews, CVs, Health and Safety, Corporate Culture) or one that ONLY deals with Marketing and Sales and explores those areas thoroughly.
I totally, completely agree with you. I found one good book - it's called English for Promotion, written specifically for the Polish market. It's a bit dated now (it mentions Ireland being a success story) - but as a book which focuses on business promotion through sales, advertising, etc - it's rather good. It's also quite clever in the way that it introduces general business vocabulary while being about one topic in particular.
One huge problem with Business ESP books in general is that what's relevant to the UK/US sometimes just isn't relevant here at all. I'm fond of a book called Business Handbook (Advanced) though - it goes into a decent amount of detail and has fairly interesting exercises.