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RESOURCES FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS

Course Plans

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English for Business

Level: Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

This course plan helps learners improve their English for business or work. A diverse range of topics, language areas and activities are covered. The course plan can be used as a supplementary resource or as a standalone course.

Business English
Lesson 1
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Your company

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this dialogue-aided lesson, students listen to an employee being interviewed about her company. They then practise using the questions and key vocabulary from the dialogue to talk about their own companies.

Business English
Lesson 2
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Receiving a visitor

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

Students learn how to meet and greet visitors in a business/work situation. In this updated version of the lesson plan there is an animated video that can be used for the listening activity.

Business English
Lesson 3
Present review (business version)

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this business English version of our video-aided lesson plan Present review, students review the present simple and present continuous tenses. The worksheet is suitable for classroom practice or homework.

Business English
Lesson 4
Describing colleagues

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson, students learn how to describe colleagues and people at work using a variety of adjectives and expressions.

Business English
Lesson 5
Taking a break

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson, students read an article about how skipping lunch can affect productivity and wellbeing in the workplace. The worksheet includes an activity on the use of can/can't for talking about ability and possibility.

Business English
Lesson 6
Past review (business version)

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this business English version of our video-aided lesson plan Past review, students review the past simple and past continuous tenses. The worksheet is suitable for classroom practice or homework.

Business English
Lesson 7
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Teamwork

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

Students read about and discuss the benefits of working in teams. The lesson focuses on vocabulary and speaking.

Business English
Lesson 8
Work space

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson, students read a text about the pros and cons of working in an open-plan office. The worksheet focuses on vocabulary and speaking. There is also an exercise on linking words and phrases.

Business English
Lesson 9
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Office devices

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

Students learn how to describe office devices and machines. The worksheet presents key structures for describing how something works as well as expressions for explaining common problems.

Business English
Lesson 10
Office equipment and supplies

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson, students learn key vocabulary for office stationery, supplies and equipment. The worksheet includes a speaking activity and several image-based exercises.

Business English
Lesson 11
Left behind

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson filler, students listen to a dialog between two work colleagues. One of the speakers has forgotten several items in his office and tries to explain where they are. The lesson rounds off with a role play activity in which students then practise using prepositions and expressions of place.

Business English
Lesson 12
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Living at work

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson, students read about the lifestyle of certain Google employees who have reportedly been living on the company's premises. The worksheet includes several vocabulary exercises and a discussion activity.

Business English
Lesson 13
Present perfect practice (business version)

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this business English version of our lesson plan Present perfect practice, students study the past simple and past participle forms of common irregular verbs and practise the present perfect with 'since', 'for', 'ever' and 'never'.

Business English
Lesson 14
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Business emails

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson, students learn how to write emails for their work. The worksheet compares formal and informal styles of writing.

Business English
Lesson 15
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Exchanging information

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

Students learn how to exchange and read information on the phone, including numbers, dates, email addresses, website URLs, prices, and other information.

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Lesson 16
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Time management

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson, students learn and use vocabulary connected with time management. Learners look at tips, prioritise tasks and discuss how good they think they are at time management.

Business English
Lesson 17
Asking questions (business version)

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

Questions can be especially tricky for lower level learners. This business English version of our simple lesson plan Asking questions is designed to build the students' confidence when using question structures.

Business English
Lesson 18
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Comparing brands

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this dialogue-based lesson, students listen to a short market survey interview with a consumer about her opinions on consumer electronics brands. The focus is on the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives. At the end of the worksheet, there is a role play in which students interview each other.

Business English
Lesson 19
Marketing

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this pre-intermediate+ lesson plan, students learn and use vocabulary related to marketing. Activities cover digital and offline marketing, marketing tips and common collocations. At the end of the lesson, students answer questions about marketing where they work.

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Lesson 20
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The business meeting

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

Students learn how to manage a business meeting, including agreeing/disagreeing with propositions, arriving at a consensus, confirming a decision and closing the meeting. The lesson focuses on listening and practical, functional vocabulary.

Business English
Lesson 21
Future review (business version)

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this video-aided lesson plan, students review the structures going to, will and the present continuous for talking about the future. The worksheet is suitable for classroom practice or homework.

Business English
Lesson 22
Working hours

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson, students read an article about pros and cons of Sweden's six-hour work day. The 5-page worksheet includes a grammar activity on reported speech.

Business English
Lesson 23
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Work and pay

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

This pre-intermediate+ lesson plan covers vocabulary for talking about work pay. There are exercises on salary collocations, work benefits and how to read a payslip. The lesson finishes with questions for students to talk about pay in their own countries.

Business English
Lesson 24
Performance review

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this dialogue-aided lesson plan, students learn key vocabulary used for appraising performance. The lesson rounds off with students doing a performance review in pairs.

Business English
Lesson 25
Career advice

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson, students read an article about the phrases that they should avoid using in their careers. The worksheet includes a grammar exercise on should/shouldn't + infinitive for giving advice and expressing expectation. The lesson recycles some of the vocabulary covered in the worksheet Describing colleagues.

Business English
Lesson 26
Finance

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this worksheet, students learn and practise vocabulary connected with finance. Activities cover key verbs and nouns, financial businesses, and banking collocations.

Business English
Lesson 27
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It's a deal

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

Students learn how to negotiate in English. The lesson plan includes a short negotiation dialogue and focuses on vocabulary, listening comprehension, and role play.

Business English
Lesson 28
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First conditional review (business version)

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

This is the business version of our grammar lesson plan First Conditional Review. The worksheet is suitable for classroom practice or homework.

Business English
Lesson 29
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Bright ideas

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson, students read about UK businessman Richard Branson's ideas. The worksheet includes a grammar exercise on defining relative clauses with 'who', 'which', 'that', 'whose' and 'where'.

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Lesson 30
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Describing a process

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this audio-based lesson plan, students learn how to describe a procedure. The worksheet focuses on vocabulary, listening comprehension, and speaking practice.

Business English
Lesson 31
Words in English

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this business English version of our popular lesson filler 'Learning English', students learn how to say the letters of the alphabet, how to ask about the meaning and spelling of unfamiliar words and how to describe different parts of speech (nouns, verbs, prepositions, pronouns adverbs). There is a pairwork activity in which partners take turns to ask each other questions about the English terms for common items found in an office.

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Lesson 32
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Telling a story

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

Students learn how to tell stories and anecdotes, including how to use linking words and phrases to connect different facts.