Business English Lesson - Elementary 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 low level business English materials that you will be able to use even with your elementary and pre-intermediate level students.


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Target Language: Comparative adjectives, computer vocabulary.
Description: Students compare two different models of computers, learning how to form comparative adjectives and also gaining some useful computer vocabulary. Lesson finished with students using comparatives to compare other aspects of the Information Technology world.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: B1G1
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Your Working Day

Target Language: Present simple, "do" auxilary.
Description: Using the context of businesspeople meeting for the first time, this lesson plan looks at the use of the auxiliary verb "do/does" to make the interrogative form. Open speaking activity to finish with.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: B1G2
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Place An Order

Target Language: Past simple, "did" auxilary.
Description: Uses the context of a mistaken order to review the formation of the past simple tense. There is also some work on the vocabulary of orders/invoices.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: B1G3
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Communication Problems

Target Language: Adverbs and expressions of frequency.
Description: As well as serving as an overview of adverbs of frequency and office routine, this can also be used with business classes to promote better understanding among work colleagues.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: B1G4


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Completing Forms

Target Language: Filling in forms, verb "to be".
Description: A lesson plan that deals with the practicalities and the vocabulary of filling in forms, as well as practicing simple structures using "to be", suitable for this level of student.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: B1W1

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