Lessons

Business & Corporate

5 Steps for Achieving a Win-Win Negotiation

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to achieve a win-win negotiation. It includes discussion questions and speaking activities about negotiations. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to negotiations. Students also do some activities using the important vocabulary terms from the video. For grammar, students do exercises on how to use 'neither' and 'whether.' In the cooperation activity, students can do an activity on how to achieve a win-win negotiation.
Speaking:
Negotiations, What Makes a Successful Negotiator
Viewing:
True / False, Short Answers & Step Outline
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Adjectives + Nouns, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
How to Use 'neither' and 'whether'
Cooperation:
How to Achieve a Win-Win Negotiation, Quiz & Review
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 3:07
Topics: Negotiations & Achieving a Win-Win
Mindtools Learning Series digs into negotiations and explains what the main steps are in order to ensure a win-win negotiation.

Negotiation Skills: SMART Objectives

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to set SMART objectives in a negotiation. It includes discussion questions and speaking activities about negotiations. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to negotiations. Students also do some activities using the important vocabulary terms from the video. For grammar, students do exercises on how to use indefinite and definite articles. In the cooperation activity, students can create SMART objectives.
Speaking:
Setting Objectives, Getting to Know Your Customers / Suppliers
Viewing:
Short Answers, Acronym Matching
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Adjectives, Verbs, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Indefinite / Definite Articles
Cooperation:
Setting SMART Objectives, Quiz & Review
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 3:56
Topics: Negotiations & Setting Objectives
Get to know what are some of the essential components to ensuring an effective negotiation and how to set objectives.

How to Run a Successful Business Meeting

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to run a successful business meeting. It includes discussion questions and an email writing activity about invitations to meetings and changing agendas. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to successful meetings. Students also do some activities using the important vocabulary terms from the video. For grammar, students do exercises on how to use as + adjective / adverb + as. In the cooperation activity, students can create an agenda for a negotiation, write an invitation to it, and make changes to the agenda.
Speaking:
Invitations to Meetings, Agenda Changes
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Phrases, CCQ & Multiple Choice
Grammar:
As + Adjective / Adverb + As
Cooperation:
Negotiation Agendas & Writing Invitations, Quiz & Review Activity
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 4:03
Topics: Principles of Successful Meetings
A summary of six solid principles you can follow to ensure you have an effective meeting.

Bold Office Tour

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about an office tour at Bold. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about offices and how to welcome people. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. Students also do some activities using the important vocabulary terms from the video. For grammar, students do exercises on prepositions and giving directions in the office. In the cooperation activity, students can work together on a quiz & review about the video.
Speaking:
Office Tour, Welcoming Visitors to the Office
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Phrases, CCQ Multiple Choice, Image Matching
Grammar:
Prepositions & Giving Directions in the Office
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review
Type of video: Tour / Professional / Business
Length of video: 4:34
Topics: Office Tour, Office Visits
Sara, from the company 'Bold' gives you a tour of their fun office and shows off all of the perks of working there. Beer on tap in the office? Foosball? Massage chairs? Who wouldn't want to work here?!

How to Ask Good Questions in Conversations

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about asking good questions in conversations to keep them going and get to know someone. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about communication skills. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. Students also do some activities using the important vocabulary terms from the video. For grammar, students do exercises on questions in the present perfect, present perfect continuous, and past simple. In the cooperation activity, students can do some role play dialogues and practice getting to know a stranger.
Speaking:
Conversation & Communication Skills, Meeting New People
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Phrases, CCQ Multiple Choice, Nouns
Grammar:
Questions in Present Perfect / Continuous & Past Simple
Cooperation:
Role Play Conversations
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 3:47
Topics: Communication & Conversation Skills
With Communication Coach Alex Lyon, you can learn all about how to improve your conversation skills and ask good questions in conversations. The secret is to keep the other person talking with good follow-up questions after a series of easy questions.

5 Tips for Small Talk

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about tips for small talk. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about small talk. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. Students also do some activities using the important expressions and phrases they learned from the video. For grammar, students do an activity on making questions. In the cooperation activity, students can do an example role play dialogue of a small-talk conversation using images.
Speaking:
Small Talk, Company Culture
Viewing:
Multiple Choice, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ Questions, Phrases, Dialogue
Grammar:
Making Questions
Cooperation:
Small Talk Dialogue
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 4:47
Topics: Small Talk
Michael Shehane from Lighthouse Communication's shares 5 great tips to help you develop your small talk skills and make connections.

Business Lunch Etiquette

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about business lunch etiquette. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about eating out for business. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. Students also do some activities using the important vocabulary terms from the video. For grammar, students do an activity on prepositions of place and movement. In the cooperation activity, students can do two role play dialogues - with a restaurant staff and small talk with a business contact.
Speaking:
Business Lunch Etiquette, Dining & Eating Out Phrases
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Image Matching, Phrases
Grammar:
Prepositions of Place & Movement
Cooperation:
Role Play Dialogue, Small Talk Conversation
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 2:06
Topics: Business Lunch, Eating Out
If you're meeting an important business client, partner, or boss for lunch, Miss S. Grace helps you out with some tips and pointers to make you look professional.

Top 10 Places to Visit in Chile

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about the top places to travel in Chile. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about the city where you live, making recommendations, and the outdoors. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on definite and indefinite articles. In the cooperation activity, students can recommend things to do when traveling. It includes a bonus activity where students can give directions.
Speaking:
Travel, Recommendations in your City / Country, Giving Directions
Viewing:
Short Answers, Fill in the Blanks
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ Questions, Dialogue
Grammar:
Definite & Indefinite Articles
Cooperation:
Recommendations for Visitors / Travelers
Type of video: Travel Vlog & Tips
Length of video: 5:45
Topics: Travel, Recommendations, Outdoors, Nature
Steve shows you the main hghlights of Chile and all of the outdoor wonder you can experience if you're ever lucky enough to go backpacking through the country.

Top Places for Travel This Year

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about the top travel destinations this year. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about traveling, free time, making recommendations, and vacations. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on have + got + noun and have + got + infinitive. In the cooperation activity, students can create a dialogue conversation about travel.
Speaking:
Free Time, Travel, Recommendations, Vacations
Viewing:
Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ Questions, Dialogue
Grammar:
Have + Got + Noun / Have + Got + Infinitive
Cooperation:
Dialogue Conversation about Travel
Type of video: News Report
Length of video: 4:19
Topics: Travel, Free Time, Hotels, Outdoor Activities
This news report dives into some of the top travel destinations for this year, showing all of the great recommendations you can check out in several locations in the USA and one in Europe. Get some hotel recommendations on top of it.

How to Handle Questions from the Audience

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to handle questions from an audience. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about taking questions as a presenter. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on past modal verbs. In the cooperation activity, students write about problems, present them, and ask questions.
Speaking:
Handling Audience Questions, Taking Questions
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ
Grammar:
Past Modal Verbs
Cooperation:
Taking Questions
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 2:28
Topics: Taking Audience Questions
Howcast explains how to handle questions from the audience. His number one tip - don't panic and listen carefully. Taking audience questions is actually a good thing rather than a scary thing!

How to Conclude a Presentation

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to end a presentation. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about concluding a presentation. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on modal verbs. In the cooperation activity, students write and present the end of a motivational speech.
Speaking:
Ending Presentations, Concluding Phrases
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Special Terms
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Parts of Speech, Bonus Terms, CCQ
Grammar:
Modal Verbs
Cooperation:
Writing / Presenting the End of a Speech
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 2:43
Topics: How to End a Presentation
Communications coach Alex Lyons gives you four clear tips to end your professional presentation like a star.

BBC - Using Graphs

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about different kinds of graphs and examples of what kind of data they present. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about describing and explaining graphs. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on how to use tenses when explaining graphs. In the cooperation activity, students create a graph and describe it.
Speaking:
Different Kinds of Graphs, Describing Graphs
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Adjectives & Verbs for Describing Graphs
Grammar:
How to use the tenses to describe graphs
Cooperation:
Creating and Explaining Graphs
Type of video: Educational / Informational
Length of video: 3:20
Topics: Different Kinds of Graphs
Sometimes it feels like we are under attack from numbers, and this video shows you how you can transform these numbers into something useful with the help of graphs. Learn about which graphs are best to use with different kinds of data. While you may have never thought that graphs could be exciting, this man will prove you wrong!

How to Calm Your Nerves Before a Presentation

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to calm nerves before a presentation. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about calming nerves and how to make welcome remarks. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on how to use even, even though, and even if. In the cooperation activity, students create a presentation on a 'How to...' topic.
Speaking:
Welcome Remarks, Handling Nerves
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ
Grammar:
How to Use: Even, Even if, Even though
Cooperation:
Role Play - 'How to...' Presentation
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 3:59
Topics: How to Calm Your Nerves Before a Presentation
Colin Boyd shares three tips for you on how to speak in public calm your nerves before and during a speech or presentation.

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.

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.