与仅注重阅读和专业词汇的传统专业英语教材不同，该系列教程将专业知识融入真实的职场情景中，旨在培养职场英语交际能力，使大学生在未来的英语职场中能脱颖而出。整个系列包括四种教程：《成功职场英语》（English for Professional Success），《商务职场英语》（English for Business），《人文职场英语》（English for the Humanities）和《理工职场英语》（English for Science and Engineering）。其中，《成功职场英语》包括申请工作、写简历、组织会议、演示等普通职场话题及申请国外硕士课程等继续深造方面的话题，适合各专业学生学习使用；其他各教程则以商务、人文、理工等专业的话题为主线进行编写，适合相关专业学生学习使用。
At last, independence, Freedom, peace and quiet, a place of my own——just me！ Well that was my dream when I finished college and started looking for my first apartment It's funny how dreams can turn into nightmares, isn't it？
I have to confess I rushed things a bit.I saw tile apartment in the morning and the place seemed OK, it needed a good clean but that would only take a couple of hours. Anyway, I moved in the same evening and that's when things started to go wrong, I didn't know much about cockroaches when I moved in, but it wasn't long before I became an expert. Did you know that cockroaches are party animals？ That's right, they come out when it gets dark, they eat, drink, and dance all night long and then disappear in the morning. I can't tell you how many poisons I put down and how many roaches I killed but they just kept on coming,
Now, I thought the roaches were bad but they were nothing compared with my neighbors.
Those people could really party. OK, I like to have a few friends round on a Saturday night once in a while but I don't need to do it every night and I don't need to play music, at full volume, until 6 in the morning. And I imagine that if someone complained, not once but dozens of times, I would perhaps limit my activities——but not them. Oh no, they just got worse and worse.
So, I've got roaches in the kitchen, I've got a dance club down below. Things couldn't get any worse...could they？ Up to this point in my life, I had taken plumbing for granted. You turn on a tap and out comes water——easy. Not so my friend. It seems that water can come out of the wail, out of the ceiling, out of burst pipes, anywhere, except out of the shower！ I called the landlord three times a day-no reply. I bought some tools and a "How to Fix Everything" book. I succeeded in breaking my nails but still the water kept dripping.