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Business English - High Level

Business English is becoming ever more important around the world. Thousands of companies worldwide want their employees to be able to cope in a business world that increasingly speaks English. On this page you will find high level business English materials that you will be able to use with your advanced level students.


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Target Language: Complaining and responding politely.
Description: Your business students may often find themselves in a position of having to either make or deal with complaints over the phone. This lesson will help them choose the correct vocabulary and tone.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: B3S1


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Setting Up

Target Language: Should(n't) have done \ 3rd conditional.
Description: Looking at the early ups and downs of a new business to give students practice at past modal verbs and the third conditional. A role play at the end gives students good speaking opportunity.
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: B3G1


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Late Payments

Target Language: Writing emails requesting late payment.
Description: A writing lesson which will help your students choose the correct structures/tone when writing business letters, in particular relating to late payments or other similar letters.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: B3W1


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Chasing A Dream

Target Language: Reading, vocabulary of investment and new startup companies.
Description: The lesson starts with a speaking activity where students have to think about worthy recipients of investment capital. The reading is centered around one of these start-up companies. The lesson finishes with the students taking part in a mock-up of Shark Tank/Dragon's Den, trying to convince their fellow students to invest in their "amazing" ideas!
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: B3R1


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Describing Trends

Target Language: Describing graphs, trends.
Description: Business students will often find themselves in difficulty having to express or understand ideas of rising, falling or steady trends and writing reports in English based on graphical data. This lesson plan will help them in this area.
Duration: 75 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: B3V1
Tags: Money
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