As well as containing the essential phrases needed on trips overseas, this book provides the openings needed for sending letters, faxes and tackling such problems as unsettled accounts over the phone. There is also the opportunity to discuss music, films and other topics. For those with a smattering of languages the phrase book will give them the confidence to use what they know and expand on it.;Over 80 topics are listed in alphabetical order, ranging from accommodation to accounts, business meetings, computers, eating out, disabled travellers and vegetarians. The topics reflect the changing methods of communication and lifestyle.