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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.

English for Work and Life

Level: Elementary (A1-A2)

Effective and motivating lesson plans for elementary business English learners, enhanced with audio and video resources. This evolving course plan can be followed systematically or you can pick and choose lessons to use as supplementary material.

Business English
Lesson 1
First meeting

Elementary (A1-A2)

This worksheet is suitable for the first lesson of an elementary-level business English course. Students learn and practise some basic expressions for meeting and greeting each other and review the first, second and third person forms of the verb be.

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Lesson 2
Countries and nationalities (business version)

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this business English version of our lesson plan Countries and nationalities, students learn and put into practice the names of important countries, nations and nationalities. In this version of the worksheet, students use the target language to talk about the origins of some world famous brands. The lesson assumes a basic knowledge of the verb 'be'.

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Lesson 3
Possessive adjectives

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this lesson, students learn the possessive adjectives my, your, his, her its, our, your, and their. There is a role play activity in which students put the target language into practice.

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Lesson 4
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What time is it?

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students work with numbers, including pronunciation, and learn expressions for telling the time. The lesson gives practice in listening and speaking and there is a short optional extension activity related to syllable stress for numbers like fourteen and forty, which are often confused.

by Stephanie Hirschman

Business English
Lesson 5
I can do it

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students categorise skills needed for two types of jobs and listen to an informal job interview. They then learn about the use of /’t to describe abilities and skills, focusing on form and pronunciation. Students interview their partner about what they can and can't do, and there is an optional extension activity which encourages students to reflect on their skills and abilities in English. 

by Stephanie Hirschman

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Lesson 6
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Describing people

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this lesson, students learn basic adjectives and structures for describing people’s appearance and personality. At the end of the lesson, students describe their friends to each other, putting the language from the lesson into practice.

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Lesson 7
Jobs and routines

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this lesson, the names of various jobs are introduced, and students learn how to speak about their daily routines using the present simple. The present simple affirmative and question forms are presented.

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Lesson 8
Family

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this lesson, students learn how to talk about their families using vocabulary for family members and possessives. Basic questions for requesting information about people are also reviewed in the lesson.

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Lesson 9
What I like

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students revise and extend phrases to describe leisure activities and listen to two short interviews about how people spend their free time. The language point is (really) + like/love/hate/prefer + verb with -ing. Students practise the target language in a speaking activity and there is a short optional extension activity exploring the use of a lot/not very much with like/don’t like.

by Stephanie Hirschman

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Lesson 10
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Work relationships

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this lesson, students learn basic vocabulary for describing the relationships between the members of a company's staff.

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Lesson 11
Work and play

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this lesson, students learn vocabulary for typical work tasks and leisure time activities. The worksheet presents adverbs of frequency (never, rarely, sometimes, often, etc.) as well as once/twice/three times a week/month/year. There are lots of How often ...? questions and opportunities for students to communicate with each other using the target language. This is the business English version of our General English worksheet Free time.

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Lesson 12
What’s the weather like?

Elementary (A1-A2)

This worksheet presents basic vocabulary for describing the weather. Students talk about the weather in their countries using adverbs of frequency.

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Lesson 13
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Describing people at work

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this lesson, students learn basic adjectives for describing people's character traits at work. At the end of the lesson, students put the target language into practice by describing themselves and their colleagues .

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Lesson 14
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Rules of the workplace

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this lesson, students learn the use of can/can't for talking about permission and prohibition. The lesson features a listening exercise in which a manager is explaining workplace rules to a new employee.

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Lesson 15
The workplace

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this lesson, students learn how to describe different places of work as well as common collocations for typical work tasks. The lesson assumes prior of knowledge of the present simple and expressions of frequency.

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Lesson 16
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At the coffee shop

Elementary (A1-A2)

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In this lesson, students learn how to order coffee and snacks in a coffee shop. For the listening activity, teachers can play a dialogue or animated video of a coffee shop scene. There is a role-play activity at the end of the worksheet.

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Lesson 17
Business people

Elementary (A1-A2)

This lesson introduces students to the past simple forms of regular verbs. The worksheet includes a text about Steve Jobs and a gap-fill exercise and speaking activity on Anita Roddick, who was Britain's most famous businesswoman.

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Lesson 18
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Making small talk

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this lesson, students learn how to socialise in English. The worksheets presents a variety of conversation starters and responses.

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Lesson 19
20th century lives

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students define vocabulary relating to life stories and learn about the past simple of the irregular verb "to be". The lesson gives practice in listening, reading, writing and speaking and there is a short optional extension activity related to the pronunciation of unstressed forms in sentences.


by Stephanie Hirschman

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Lesson 20
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Company history

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this lesson, students learn how to talk about the history of a company using the past simple.

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Lesson 21
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Crazy hotels

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this lesson, students learn how to create sentences with there is and there are. The worksheet is based on a text and dialogue about four unusual hotels. There is a vocabulary exercise and a speaking activity in which students practise the target language. The lesson develops reading, listening and speaking skills.

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Lesson 22
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At a hotel

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this lesson, students learn how to book a hotel room and check in at a hotel. There is a role play activity at the end of the worksheet.

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Lesson 23
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Weekends

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students define vocabulary relating to weekend activities and are introduced to the form, spelling and pronunciation of common irregular past simple verbs. The lesson gives practice in listening and speaking and there is a short optional extension activity related to commonly confused verbs: fall and feel.


by Stephanie Hirschman

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Lesson 24
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On holiday

Elementary (A1-A2)

This lesson introduces elementary students to the present continuous. The target language is presented in a dialogue and there are several activities in which students practise the new structure. The worksheet also presents expressions for describing typical holiday/vacation activities and revises language from previous lessons, e.g. Free time and What’s the weather like?

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Lesson 25
Location (business version)

Elementary (A1-A2)

This business English version of our lesson filler Location presents common prepositions of location (in, on, next to, in front of, behind, between, above and under). Students practise describing the location of people and objects in their offices.

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Lesson 26
Asking for directions

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this lesson, students learn how to ask for and give directions. There is a role play activity at the end of the worksheet.

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Lesson 27
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Eat the rainbow

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students learn vocabulary relating to fruit and vegetables and revise countable and uncountable nouns, before being introduced to how much/how many and a few/a little and other ways of expressing quantity. The lesson gives practice in reading and speaking and there is a short optional extension activity to practise dictionary skills and extend students’ fruit and vegetable vocabulary.


by Stephanie Hirschman

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Lesson 28
The body

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this lesson, students learn key vocabulary for describing parts of the body, body actions and the five senses. Basic knowledge of the present continuous as well as verbs of liking/disliking is assumed, and the worksheet can be used to recycle these grammar areas.

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Lesson 29
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On the calendar

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students review vocabulary for diary events and then compare two grammatical forms to talk about future arrangements, plans and intentions: present continuous (review) and be going to + infinitive. The lesson gives practice in listening and speaking and there is a short optional extension activity related to the informal structures gonna and wanna.


by Stephanie Hirschman

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Lesson 30
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Robots

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students identify some tasks for robots and listen to a podcast where an expert makes predictions about the future of robots. The grammar point is will/won’t for future predictions, and adverbs of certainty. Students practise the target language in a discussion activity and there is a short optional extension activity related to the pronunciation of the long O sound in won’t.


by Stephanie Hirschman

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Lesson 31
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Money smart

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students define some common verb + preposition combinations and read a text about saving money. They identify imperatives and modal verbs for giving advice (should, could, can). Students practise the target language in a speaking activity and there is a short optional extension activity exploring common collocations with the word money.


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Lesson 32
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Business expressions

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this 10-minute lesson filler, students learn and practise some basic expressions used in typical business situations.

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Lesson 33
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Something to eat

Elementary (A1-A2)

Students learn vocabulary for describing food and drink, as well as the use of countable and uncountable nouns with some and any. This lesson is a great opportunity to review structures and build on grammar covered in previous worksheets, especially Crazy hotels. The lesson includes a video clip and rounds off nicely with a role play activity in which students put the target language into practice.

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Lesson 34
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At a restaurant

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this lesson, students learn how to order a meal at a restaurant. There is a role play activity at the end of the worksheet.

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Lesson 35
Questions

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this business version of our general English lesson plan Question words, students practise asking questions with the words who, why, where, when, whose, etc. The worksheet assumes a basic knowledge of the present simple, present continuous and past simple.

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Lesson 36
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On your desk

Elementary (A1-A2)

This lesson teaches vocabulary for common objects found on a desk. Students describe their desks using there is/are and the verb have. There is a fun activity in which the students learn about themselves by reading a text on what their desks say about them.

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Lesson 37
Marketing words

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this lesson, students learn useful vocabulary related to marketing as well as the comparative forms of basic adjectives. The worksheet can be used as a business English alternative to our popular general English lesson plan 'True or False'.

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Lesson 38
Commuting

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this lesson, students learn key prepositions and useful adjectives for talking about commuting to work. There is also a vocabulary exercise on car parts. The worksheet recycles grammar covered in previous lessons, e.g. the present simple with adverbs of frequency and comparative forms of adjectives. 

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Lesson 39
Companies and places

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this business English version of our popular worksheet Extreme places, students study the superlative form of adjectives by reading short profiles of several renowned companies. At the end of the lesson, there is an engaging activity in which students ask and answer questions about places in their countries using superlative adjectives.

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Lesson 40
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Cultural differences

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this lesson, students compare the behaviour and cultural habits of people from different countries. The structure and use of common adverbs is introduced and practised. The lesson ends with a speaking activity in which students talk about how people behave in their own countries or cities.

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Lesson 41
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Ready to travel

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this lesson plan, students learn how to use the infinitive for expressing purpose. The worksheet also recycles grammar covered in previous lessons in our Elementary English course plan, including the past simple, question forms, going to + infinitive, etc.

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Lesson 42
Devices and the Internet

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this lesson, students learn the names for common electronic devices as well as verbs for describing how they use their smartphones and the Internet. The worksheet reinforces some of the grammar learnt in previous lessons including can + infinitive, adverbs of frequency and the infinitive of purpose.

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Lesson 43
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Visiting the doctor

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this dialogue-aided lesson plan, students learn how to describe a number of typical medical ailments, symptoms and treatments. The lesson includes two simple doctor-patient dialogues. A basic knowledge of the present simple, present continuous and past simple tenses is assumed.

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Lesson 44
Business trips

Elementary (A1-A2)

This business English version of our popular elementary worksheet I have been to ... introduces students to the present perfect form of the verb 'be'. The worksheet also recycles grammar from previous elementary lessons, e.g. 'going to' + infinitive.

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Lesson 45
Achievement (business version)

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this lesson, students practise forming sentences and questions in the present perfect simple (regular and irregular verbs). The worksheet includes a text about Bill Gates and rounds off with a 'Find someone who ...' activity.

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Lesson 46
Basic phrasal verbs

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this video-aided lesson, students learn 14 common phrasal verbs and put them into practice. The worksheet also teaches the grammar of separable transitive phrasal verbs and is designed to reassure elementary (A2) and higher-level students with 'phrasal verb phobia' that they are not that difficult.

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Lesson 47
A city break

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary to talk about a city break. Exercises cover places to go, what to pack and how to get around a city. There is also a grammar activity on there was/there were, in which students complete a conversation in a messaging app. 

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Lesson 48
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Buying souvenirs

Elementary (A1-A2)

In this dialogue-aided lesson, students learn and use words for different souvenirs. Learners listen to a conversation between a tourist and a shop assistant, and practice buying souvenirs.