Business English Lesson - Advanced 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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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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Office Life

Target Language: Business vocabulary and expressions. Listening.
Description: This lesson focuses on numerous idioms and expressions that are used in a business environment ('product launch', 'swing the deal', 'project deadline', etc) and how they are used in real-world situations. The listening comprises short office-based dialogues and the lesson finishes with a general discussion activity.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: B3L1
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Vacation Trends

Target Language: Vacation vocabulary and expressions. The language of business meetings. Listening.
Description: The lesson focus is a business meeting at the publishers of vacation guides and the discussion that takes place as they plan their next set of city guides. Students learn not only the language of business strategy meetings, but also look at much of the language around the subject of vacations.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: B3L2
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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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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
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