Lessons

Business & Corporate

How to End a Meeting - Team Effectiveness

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to end a meeting. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about ending meetings properly. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. For grammar, students do an activity on the difference between each, every, all, and whole. In the cooperation activity, students can practice ending meetings.
Speaking:
Closing Meetings, Quotes about Meetings
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Difference between each, every, all, whole
Cooperation:
Ending a Meeting

How to Make Clear and Concise Points

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about making concise points at meetings. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about reporting progress, making points, and managing interruptions in meetings. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on the difference between due to, because of, thanks to, as a result, and therefore. In the cooperation activity, students can practice making points at meetings.
Speaking:
Reporting Progress, Interruptions, Making Points, Product Release
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Cause & Effect: Due to, Because of, Thanks to, As a result, Therefore
Cooperation:
Making Points

Chairing a Meeting

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video of an example corporate meeting. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about agreeing and disagreeing, starting a meeting, and expressing opinions. 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. In the cooperation activity, students can do an example role play of a meeting, agreeing, disagreeing, and expressing opinions.
Speaking:
Agreeing, Disagreeing, Expressing Opinions at Meetings
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Phrases and Expressions
Grammar:
Transforming Phrases
Cooperation:
Role Play Meeting - Agreeing, Disagreeing, Expressing Opinions

How to Master Scheduling Appointments

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about Calendly - a software designed to make appointment scheduling easier. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about scheduling, confirming, rescheduling, canceling meetings and sending meeting reminders. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on the difference between either, neither, and both. In the cooperation activity, students can create a role play for scheduling meetings by email and phone, or write a script for a video.
Speaking:
Scheduling, Confirming, Rescheduling, Canceling Meetings
Viewing:
Short Answers, Mark the Topics Discussed
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ
Grammar:
Either, Neither, Both
Cooperation:
Role Play, Video Script

Effective Meetings: Agenda and Preparation

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to make a meeting agenda and preparation for a meeting. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about meetings and agendas. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on gerunds. In the cooperation activity, students can create a meeting agenda.
Speaking:
Starting a Meeting, Introducting yourself, Stating Objectives, Agendas
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Expressions, CCQ, Adverbs
Grammar:
How to Use gerunds
Cooperation:
Making a Meeting Agenda, Stating Objectives

6 Steps for Writing Effective Emails

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about some steps for writing effective emails. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about email writing topics with colleagues and bosses, as well as deadlines. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on how to use 'would'. In the cooperation activity, students can collaborate on an activity for writing subject lines for emails and then writing short, informative, and direct emails.
Speaking:
Email Writing Tips, Etiquette, Structure
Viewing:
Mark What You Heard / Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Expressions, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
How to Use 'would'
Cooperation:
Subject Line Writing, Writing Shorter and Clearer Emails

3 Tips to Write a Perfect Client Inquiry Response

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about email inquiries and how to respond. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about email inquiries, email pros and cons, and polite and impolite language. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on the difference between adjectives ending in "-ed" and "-ing". In the cooperation activity, students can collaborate on an activity for writing FAQ's and responding to email inquiries.
Speaking:
Email Inquiries, Polite & Impolite Language
Viewing:
True / False, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Expressions, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Difference between adjective endings '-ed' and '-ing'
Cooperation:
FAQ Writing, Writing Email Inquiry Response

Formal vs. Informal Emails | Good Manners

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about the main differences between a formal and informal email. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about formal and informal email etiquette. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on the difference between "whether" and "if". In the cooperation activity, students can collaborate on two different activities for informal and formal email writing.
Speaking:
Formal and Informal Email Writing
Viewing:
Choose the Correct Word, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Examples & Usage, Acronyms
Grammar:
How to Use 'Whether' and 'If'
Cooperation:
Formal / Informal Email Writing Exercises

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

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

Writing an Effective Business Email

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about some tips on how to write an effective email. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about the structure of emails and business email etiquette. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on verb patterns with verb + infinitives and verbs + gerunds (-ing). In the cooperation activity, students can collaborate on two different email writing exercises.
Speaking:
Email Writing Tips, Etiquette, Structure
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Examples & Usage, Expressions
Grammar:
Verb Patterns (verb + infintive / verb + gerund)
Cooperation:
Email & Structure Writing Exercises

How to Close a Sale - 5 Reasons Clients Don't Buy - M.T. N.U.T.

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about some tips on how to make sales. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about sales and business. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on adjectives / verbs + prepositions + gerunds. In the cooperation activity, students can collaborate on a creative acronym building activity.
Speaking:
Sales, Business Skills
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Matching, Context Usage, Sentences, Questions
Grammar:
Adjectives / Verbs + Prepositions + Gerund
Cooperation:
Creative Acronym Building

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to manage negotiation situations and approach them as collaborative relationships. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about negotiating and business. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on parellelism and conjunctions. In the cooperation activity, students can work on email negotiations or do a verbal role play negotiation.
Speaking:
Negotiations, Business Skills
Viewing:
Short Answers, Questions, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Adjectives
Grammar:
Parallelism & Conjunctions
Cooperation:
Email Negotiations, Role Play Negotiation

3 Steps to Better Presentation Visuals

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to improve their presentations skills using visuals. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about presentations for business and how to make slides. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on modal verbs +be. In the cooperation activity, students can create presentation concepts and outlines.
Speaking:
Presentation, Slides, Visuals, Business
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Imagery
Grammar:
Modal Verbs + Be
Cooperation:
Presentation Concepts & Outline

Diageo's Singapore Office | Office Envy

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about the Diageo (a liquor / spirits production company) office in Singapore, and all of the unique features of the office. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about offices, employment, work, and company culture. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on choosing collocations, prepositions, and have discussion tasks. In the cooperation activity, there are options for a presentation or email writing.
Speaking:
Offices, Work, Employment, Company Culture
Viewing:
Short Answers, Term & Context Reference, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Parts of Speech, Definition Deduction
Grammar:
Choosing Collocations / Prepositions / Discussion Task
Cooperation:
Presentation, Email Writing Practice