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RESOURCES FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS

Course Plans

Provide a comprehensive course with our ¼ϲͶע worksheets. Each of our evolving course plans and worksheet series can be followed systematically or you can select lessons to use as supplementary material.

Business English Vocabulary

Level: Intermediate (B1-B2)

Use this course plan to help learners develop their business English vocabulary. A diverse range of topics are covered. The worksheets provide plenty of opportunities for putting the new words and expressions into practice. The course plan can be used as a supplementary resource or as a standalone course.

Business English
Lesson 1
The career ladder

Intermediate (B1-B2)

In this lesson, students learn and practise vocabulary related to job titles and career paths.

Business English
Lesson 2
Describing workers

Intermediate (B1-B2)

This lesson plan is a great way to develop students' ability to talk about people’s personality and character traits at work. The worksheet presents a variety of adjectives for describing qualities and flaws, as well as additional expressions for describing typical office personalities.

Business English
Lesson 3
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Managing tasks

Intermediate (B1-B2)

In this lesson, students learn and practise vocabulary related to tasks and time management.

Business English
Lesson 4
Business meetings

Intermediate (B1-B2)

This lesson plan covers vocabulary for talking about meetings. Students learn a number of terms for describing the different types and purposes of meetings as well as problems and other issues related to organised discussions.

Business English
Lesson 5
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Ethics and conduct

Intermediate (B1-B2)

In this lesson, students learn and practise vocabulary related to business ethics and conduct.

Business English
Lesson 6
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Innovation and product development

Intermediate (B1-B2)

This worksheet presents vocabulary related to product innovation and development. A variety of terms are introduced for describing the pre-launch stages of a new product as well as adjectives and expressions for describing technological innovation. The lesson plan includes discussion ideas and should be particularly useful for students involved in market research and/or product development.

Business English
Lesson 7
Marketing strategies

Intermediate (B1-B2)

This lesson plan is designed to get your students talking about marketing. The worksheet covers modern methods of marketing, including social media marketing, email marketing, internet advertising and search engine optimization. The lesson can be used to stimulate a lively debate among the students on traditional vs. online marketing.

Business English
Lesson 8
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The economy

Intermediate (B1-B2)

In this lesson, students learn and practise vocabulary related to the economy.

Business English
Lesson 9
Statistics and trends

Intermediate (B1-B2)

In this lesson, students learn how to talk about visual representations of statistics and describe trends using combinations of nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives.

Business English
Lesson 10
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Financial statements

Intermediate (B1-B2)

This lesson plan is suitable for students who deal with accounting issues, especially those who need to prepare or interpret financial statements in English. This worksheet presents vocabulary related to a company’s balance sheet and profit and loss statement. For teachers who are unfamiliar with accounting terms, we have included additional notes in the key to help clear up any confusion.

Business English
Lesson 11
Contracts

Intermediate (B1-B2)

In this lesson, students learn and practise vocabulary related to contracts. The worksheet is suitable for intermediate business English as well as legal English students.

Business English
Lesson 12
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Business phrasal verbs

Intermediate (B1-B2)

This lively lesson plan presents 16 common phrasal verbs used in business. These business English phrasal verbs are presented in their natural context. There are two speaking activities in which students interview each using the target language. For larger classes, there is a 'Find someone who' activity at the end of the worksheet. This is the business English version of our general English worksheet Phrasal verbs 1.

Business English
Lesson 13
Salary and pay

Intermediate (B1-B2)

This worksheet covers a range of vocabulary for talking about salary and pay. The lesson plan rounds off with a discussion activity in which students put the target language into practice.

Business English
Lesson 14
Project management

Intermediate (B1-B2)

In this lesson, students learn important vocabulary for project management, including describing the progress of a project, key stages and useful terminology.

Business English
Lesson 15
Insurance

Intermediate (B1-B2)

In this lesson, students learn useful terms for talking about insurance, especially motor insurance. The vocabulary is suitable for business or general English students.

Business English
Lesson 16
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Work clothes

Intermediate (B1-B2)

In this lesson, students learn how to talk about work clothing and dress code. The worksheet includes a recent news report about a London receptionist who was sent home for not adhering to her company's dress code policy.

Business English
Lesson 17
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Trade fairs

Intermediate (B1-B2)

In this lesson, students learn vocabulary covering all aspects of trade fairs. Exercises cover reasons to attend, preparation, items to take, and questions that company representatives should ask during a trade fair. There is also an activity to write a follow-up email to a potential customer.