Lessons

Business & Corporate - Pre-Intermediate

How to Start a Presentation

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to start a presentation. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about presentations and how to start strongly. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on how to use 'going to' and 'will'. In the cooperation activity, students create a presentation introduction.
Speaking:
Introduction, Starting a Presentation
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Put Topics in Order
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Prepositions, CCQ
Grammar:
How to Use 'Be + Going to' and 'Will'
Cooperation:
Role Play - Create a Presentation Introduction
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 3:27
Topics: How to Start a Presentation
How to start a presentation is one of the most important things your presentation needs to have. Starting with a good, engaging story is a strong way to open your presentation and connect with your audience. This tip explains why the cliche sentence "Today I'm going to talk to you about..." should be avoided and different ways you can find inspiration for a good story to tell your audience.
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate - intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

Phone Call: Customer Order Taking

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video of a sample customer service call for placing an order. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about exchanging information, spelling emails, and customer service. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. For grammar, students do an activity on modal verbs for polite requests. In the cooperation activity, students do a customer service call role play.
Speaking:
Exchanging Information, Customer Service, Spelling Emails
Viewing:
Short Answers, Correct the Mistakes, Phrases Used
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Multiple Choice, CCQ, Images + Discussion
Grammar:
Modal Verbs for Polite Requests
Cooperation:
Role play - Customer Service Call
Type of video: Customer Call Sample / Business
Length of video: 1:55
Topics: Customer Service Call
A customer calls a florist's customer call center, and places an order for a dozen roses with an agent. They exchange information and ask questions about the order.
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate - intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

Replying to Business & Personal Emails

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about replying to business and personal emails. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about making arrangements, apologizing, and confirming times. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on prepositions of time. In the cooperation activity, students reply to emails and use prepositions of time.
Speaking:
Making Arrangements, Apologizing in Emails, Prepositions of Time
Viewing:
Fill in the Blanks, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Email Phrases, CCQ
Grammar:
Prepositions of Time
Cooperation:
Replying to Emails
Type of video: Educational / Instructional
Length of video: 5:20
Topics: Replying to Emails
Jennifer demonstrates how to reply to emails. She shows excellent real life examples and explains how to write clearly and improve email writing skills.
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate - intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

Useful Phrases for Email Inquiries

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about useful email phrases for inquiries. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about inquiries. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on contractions. In the cooperation activity, students do an activity on writing an email inquiry for business.
Speaking:
Email Inquiries
Viewing:
Fill in the Blanks, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Email Phrases, Contractions, CCQ
Grammar:
Contractions
Cooperation:
Writing and Email Inquiry
Type of video: Educational / Instructional
Length of video: 4:33
Topics: Email Inquiries
Jennifer demonstrates how to write the perfect email inquiry. She shows excellent real life examples and explains how to write clearly and improve email writing skills.
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate - intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+