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EFL/ESL Course Plans


Elementary English
1. Nice to Meet You
This is a short warmer lesson, suitable for the beginning of the first lesson of an
elementary level course. Students learn and practice some basic expressions for meeting
and greeting each other. Avoid explaining any grammar at this stage. The students only
need to know the meaning of the questions and greetings.
2. Countries and Nationalities
In this lesson, students learn and put into practice the names of important countries,
nations and nationalities. The lesson assumes a basic knowledge of the verb be.
3. Possessive Adjectives
In this lesson, students learn the possessive adjectives my, your, his, her, its, our, your,
and their. There is a role play activity in which students put the target language into
practice.
4. Describing People *
In this lesson, students learn basic adjectives and structures for describing peoples
appearance and personality. At the end of the lesson, students describe their friends to
each other, putting the language from the lesson into practice.
5. Telling the Time
In this lesson, students learn how to tell the time and practice basic numbers.
6. Jobs and Routines *
In this lesson, the names of various jobs are introduced, and students learn how to speak
about their daily routines using the present simple. The present simple affirmative and
question forms are presented.
7. Family
In this lesson, students learn how to talk about their families using vocabulary for family
members and possessives. Basic questions for requesting information about people are
also reviewed in the lesson.
8. Free Time *
In this lesson, students learn vocabulary for typical leisure time activities. The worksheet
also presents adverbs of frequency (never, rarely, sometimes, often, etc.) as well as
once/twice/three times a week/month/year. There are lots of How often ...? questions and
opportunities for students to communicate with each other using the target language.
9. Whats the Weather Like?
This worksheet presents basic vocabulary for describing the weather. Students talk about
the weather in their countries using adverbs of frequency.
10. I Like It! *
In this lesson, students learn the structure like, don't like, hate, love + -ing. Students listen
to a short conversation about likes and dislikes. There is also an online video-aided
exercise in which students watch a series of video clips and make sentences using the
target language.
11. Elementary Review 1
In this lesson, students review the vocabulary and grammar from Lesson plans 1-10 of our
Elementary English course plan, including the verb 'be', countries and nationalities,
possessive adjectives, adjectives for describing people, telling the time, present simple,
family vocabulary, adverbs of frequency, describing the weather and like + -ing.
12. I Can Drive *
In this lesson, students learn how to talk about ability using the modal verb can/cant.
13. Social Expressions *
In this 10-minute lesson filler, students learn and practice some basic social expressions.
14. Who Was He? *
In this lesson, students learn and practice the past forms of the verb "be". The second part
of the worksheet provides plenty of speaking practice as well as opportunities to revise

some vocabulary from other worksheets, e.g. Family, Whats the weather like? and
Countries and nationalities.
15. At the Coffee Shop *
In this lesson, students learn how to order coffee and snacks in a coffee shop. For the
listening activity, teachers can play a dialogue or animated video of a coffee shop scene.
There is a role play activity at the end of the worksheet.
16. In the Home *
In this lesson, students learn how to describe different types of homes, typical features of
homes as well as expressions for describing household chores. The lesson assumes prior of
knowledge of the present simple and expressions of frequency.
17. Celebrities *
This lesson introduces students to the past simple forms of regular verbs. The worksheet is
based on a text about Michael Jackson and includes a gap-fill exercise and speaking
activity on the topic of celebrities before they were famous.
18. At the Weekend *
In this lesson, students learn the past simple forms of common irregular verbs and talk
about what they did at the weekend.
19. Crazy Hotels *
In this lesson, students learn how to create sentences with there is and there are. The
worksheet is based on a text and dialogue about four unusual hotels. There is a vocabulary
exercise and a speaking activity in which students practice the target language. The lesson
develops reading, listening and speaking skills.
20. At a Hotel *
In this lesson, students learn how to book a hotel room and check in at a hotel. There is a
role play activity at the end of the worksheet.
21. Elementary Review 2 *
In this lesson, students review the vocabulary and grammar from Lesson plans 11-20 of
our Elementary English course plan, including can/can't + infinitive, social expressions,
home vocabulary, coffee shop expressions and the past simple.
22. On Holiday *
This lesson introduces elementary students to the present continuous. The target language
is presented in a dialogue and there are several activities in which students practice the
new structure. The worksheet also presents expressions for describing typical
holiday/vacation activities and revises language from previous lessons, e.g. Free time and
Whats the weather like?
23. Location
This lesson filler presents common prepositions of location (in, on, next to, in front of,
behind, between, above and under). Students practice describing the location of people
and objects in their classroom.
24. Asking for Directions
In this lesson, students learn how to ask for and give directions. There is a role play activity
at the end of the worksheet.
25. The Body *
In this lesson, students learn key vocabulary for describing parts of the body, body actions
and the five senses. Basic knowledge of the present continuous as well as verbs of
liking/disliking is assumed, and the worksheet can be used to recycle these grammar
areas.
26. Transport
In this lesson, students learn vocabulary related to public transport as well as practical
expressions to use at a train station, in a taxi and at an airport check-in desk. The lesson
plan includes a listening activity with the option to play animated video clips representing
the different transport situations. There is a role play exercise at the end of the worksheet.
27. Something to Eat *
Students learn vocabulary for describing food and drink, as well as the use of countable
and uncountable nouns with some and any. This lesson is a great opportunity to review
structures and build on grammar covered in previous worksheets, especially Crazy hotels.
The lesson includes a video clip and rounds off nicely with a role play activity in which
students put the target language into practice.

28. At a Restaurant *
In this lesson, students learn how to order a meal at a restaurant. There is a role play
activity at the end of the worksheet.
29. Question Words *
In this lesson, students practice asking questions with the words who, why, where, when,
whose, etc. The worksheet assumes a basic knowledge of the present simple, present
continuous and past simple.
30. Elementary Review 3
In this lesson, students review the vocabulary and grammar from Lesson plans 22-29 of
our Elementary English course plan, including the present continuous, prepositions of
place, asking for directions, parts of the body, food vocabulary, transport vocabulary,
some/any, and forming questions.
31. Healthy Living *
This worksheet is great for getting students to interact with each other using quantifiers.
The lesson begins with a pair work activity in which students interview each other about
their lifestyles. Students practice forming questions with how much / how many and
answering with a lot, much, many, a few, a little, etc. The lesson rounds off nicely with a
fun and motivating activity in which the students try to guess some facts about their
partners using the target language. The activities can easily be adapted for one-to-one
settings.
32. At a Supermarket
In this lesson, students learn useful words and expressions that they can use when
shopping in a supermarket.
33. Wild Man *
This lesson plan is based on a newspaper article about a hermit living alone in the Scottish
wilderness. It is a great way to reinforce the grammar and structures covered in previous
worksheets, including the past simple, countable/uncountable nouns and quantifiers. The
lesson also introduces new vocabulary for describing the outdoors as well as past time
expressions with in, on, ago, yesterday and last.
34. In a Clothes Shop *
This lesson plan covers basic vocabulary for describing clothes as well as practical
expressions for clothes shopping, which the students learn through listening and role play.
There is an animated video version of the dialogue included.
35. Clothes and Colors *
In this worksheet, students review words for different items of clothing and learn how to
describe different colors. There is also a grammar review exercise on 'some', 'a/an' and
'any'.
36. Next Week *
Students learn the structure going to + infinitive for talking about the future. The lesson
plan includes a listening and motivating role play activity
37. True or False
In this lesson, students study the comparative form of adjectives and at the same time
learn the names of different animals. At the end of the lesson, there is an engaging activity
in which students work in pairs, comparing gadgets with comparative forms.
38. Extreme Places *
In this lesson, students study the superlative form of adjectives by reading about the most
'extreme' places where people live. At the end of the lesson, there is an engaging activity
in which students ask and answer questions about extreme places in their own countries.
39. Cultural Differences *
In this lesson, students compare the behavior and cultural habits of people from different
countries. The structure and use of common adverbs is introduced and practiced. The
lesson ends with a speaking activity in which students talk about how people behave in
their own countries or cities.
40. Elementary Review 4 *
In this lesson, students review the vocabulary and grammar from Lesson plans 31-39 of
our Elementary English course plan, including much/many/a few/a little, at the
supermarket, expressions for buying clothes, going to + infinitive, comparative/superlative
forms and adverbs.
41. Ready to Travel *

In this lesson plan, students learn how to use the infinitive for expressing purpose. The
worksheet also recycles grammar covered in previous lessons in our Elementary English
course plan, including the past simple, question forms, going to + infinitive, etc.
42. Good Advice
In this lesson, students read some simple money-saving tips and learn the positive and
negative imperative forms.
43. The Future of the World
In this lesson, students read and complete predictions about the year 2050 and learn the
structure will/won't + infinitive for talking about future predictions.
44. Visiting the Doctor *
In this dialogue-aided lesson plan, students learn how to describe a number of typical
medical ailments, symptoms and treatments. The lesson includes two simple doctorpatient dialogues. A basic knowledge of the present simple, present continuous and past
simple tenses is assumed.
45. I Have Been to *
This lesson introduces elementary students to the present perfect of the verb be.
46. Achievement
In this lesson, students practise forming sentences and questions in the present perfect
simple, as well as learn some common irregular past participle forms. The worksheet
includes a text about Brad Pitt and rounds off with a 'Find someone who ...' activity.

English for Life Pre-Intermediate


This comprehensive course plan covers the full range of language needs listening, role play,
vocabulary development, grammar practice, reading articles and topical discussions. Use this
course plan with general English students who want to improve all areas of their English.
Provide further grammar practice where needed by using our grammar worksheets as
supplementary material.
1. New People *
In this lesson, students learn useful expressions for meeting and getting to know new
people. The lesson also covers the use of the present simple and present continuous. This
worksheet is suitable for pre-intermediate and weak intermediate students. There is
animated video version of the dialogue included in the lesson plan.
2. Present Review *
In this video-aided lesson plan, students review the present simple and present continuous
tenses. The worksheet is suitable for classroom practice or homework.
3. Learning English
This lesson filler teaches students how to say the letters of the alphabet, how to ask about
the meaning and spelling of unfamiliar words and how to describe different parts of speech
(nouns, verbs, prepositions, pronouns adverbs).
4. Describing Character and Behavior *
In this lesson, students learn how to describe a persons character.
5. Describing Appearance
In this lesson, students learn how to describe other peoples physical appearance. The
worksheet presents common adjectives used for describing what someone looks like as
well as questions for asking about another persons looks.
6. Nomophobia *
This lesson plan is based on an article about `nomophobia' (the fear of losing one's mobile
device). Students do a quick survey on their own mobile fears and then read about how
nomophobia is affecting people in the UK. This is followed by a grammar exercise on
prepositional phrases. There is also an American English version of the worksheet available
to download.
7. Mobile Phones Cell Phones *
In this lesson, students learn useful words and phrases for talking about their mobile
devices. Teachers can download a British or American English version of the worksheet.
8. Photo Story *

In this lesson, students listen to Kate talking about her Facebook photos and study the past
continuous tense.
9. Tourist Police
This lesson plan is based on an article about a new "Gangnam style" tourist police force in
South Korea. The worksheet includes a grammar exercise on defining relative clauses.
10. Shops and Shopping *
In this lesson, students learn useful words and phrases for talking about shops/stores and
shopping. Teachers can download a British or American English version of the worksheet.
11. Buying Clothes *
This worksheet presents useful words and structures for describing and buying clothes.
The lesson plan includes a listening exercise and a role play activity at the end.
12. Past Review
In this video-aided lesson plan, students review the past simple and past continuous
tenses. The worksheet is suitable for classroom practice or homework.
13. Coffee Personality
In this well-rounded lesson plan, students read a short article on how people's coffee
drinking preferences determine their personality traits. A number of adjectives for
describing character are introduced, and comparative and superlative forms are studied in
the grammar part of the lesson.
14. In the Family
In this lesson, students learn how to describe family members and relationships.
15. Travel Plans *
In this dialogue-based lesson plan, students review the structure 'going to' + infinitive for
stating plans and making predictions.
16. Life Stages
In this lesson, students learn how to describe the different stages of a person's life from
childhood to old age.
17. Hotel Reservations
In this dialogue-aided lesson plans, students learn how to book a hotel room and practice
talking about hotels.
18. Describing a Job *
In this lesson, students learn how to talk about a job. The worksheet presents some
common nouns, adjectives and expressions used for describing jobs. The lesson rounds off
with a speaking activity in which students interview each other about their own or other
peoples jobs using the target language.
19. Money Vocabulary *
In this lesson, students learn and practice a variety of vocabulary related to money and
value.
20. In the Future *
In this lesson, students read about the future predictions that science fiction writer Isaac
Asimov made in 1964 about the world of 2014. The structure 'will + infinitive' for making
predictions is studied and practiced.
21. Informal Emails
In this lesson, students learn how to write informal emails. The worksheet presents a
variety of typical words and expressions used when greeting someone in an email, writing
pleasantries, attaching files, etc.
22. Future Review *
In this video-aided lesson plan, students review the structures going to, will and the
present continuous for talking about the future. The worksheet is suitable for classroom
practice or homework.
23. Pet Crazy *
The topic of this lesson is keeping pets. Students learn key vocabulary and then read an
article about a Brazilian family that lives with nine tigers. This is followed by an animal
vocabulary exercise and speaking activity.
24. Illness and Health *
This lesson introduces vocabulary for describing illnesses, symptoms, remedies and
healthy/unhealthy lifestyles.
25. Compliments *

In this short lesson filler, students learn how to make and receive a compliment.
26. Colors and Shades *
This lesson teaches students how to describe different shades of colors as well as some
common collocations and idioms with colors. There is an American English version of the
worksheet 'Colors and shades' which includes American English spelling.
27. Stereotypes *
In this lesson, students read a short article on the perception of British culture according to
expats living in Britain. The passive voice is studied in the grammar part of the lesson.
28. Everyday Expressions *
In this short lesson filler, students and practice learn 9 typical English social expressions.
29. Describing Food
In this lesson, students learn useful vocabulary for describing different types of food,
including terms for different flavors and dishes.
30. Expensive Taste *
In this lesson, students read a short article on how the price of food influences its taste
according to a scientific study. The worksheet also presents verbs and expressions for
giving and reporting opinions. The lesson rounds off with a discussion activity in which
students share their opinions on various topics.
31. Changes *
In this lesson, students develop their understanding of the present perfect tense through
listening, language practice and role play. Ideal for strong pre-intermediate students as
well as intermediate students.
32. Weather and Climate
In this dialogue and video-aided lesson plan, students learn how to describe the weather
and talk about climate change.
33. Present Perfect Practice
In this lesson plan, students study the past simple and past participle forms of common
irregular verb and practice the present perfect with 'since', 'for', 'ever' and 'never'.
34. Education
In this lesson, students learn how to describe the education system in their countries using
British and American English.
35. At Home
In this lesson, students learn how to describe household chores and different rooms in their
homes.
36. Asking Questions
Questions can be especially tricky for lower level learners. This simple lesson plan is
designed to build the students' confidence when using question structures. The worksheet
includes an exercise in which students ask each other questions about Barack Obama.
37. Out of the Way
In this lesson, students read about a Chinese city that has created a special lane for
pedestrians who use their mobile phones while walking. The grammar section of the
worksheet looks at reported speech. There is an American English version of the worksheet
which includes American English vocabulary (cellphone, sidewalk, etc.)
38. Sports and Games
In this lesson, students learn a variety of words for describing different sports and games.
The worksheet includes plenty of opportunities for speaking practice.
39. Rise of the Mammone
In this lesson, students read about why many Italian adults are still living at home with
their parents. The worksheet rounds off with a review of the present, present perfect and
past tenses.
40. Controversy
In this lesson, students read about a Norwegian proposal to ban begging. The worksheet
also introduces the first conditional structure.
41. First Conditional Review
In this lesson plan, students review the first conditional structure. The worksheet is
suitable for classroom practice or homework.

English for Life Intermediate

This comprehensive course plan covers the full range of language needs listening, role play,
vocabulary development, grammar practice, reading articles and topical discussions. Use this
course plan with general English students who want to improve all areas of their English.
Provide further grammar practice where needed by using our grammar worksheets as
supplementary material.

Part 1 People

1. Getting to Know Someone


In this lesson, the students listen to two dialogues and study the questions that the
speakers use to ask about each others background, work, hobbies, travel experience, etc.
The students then practice getting to know one another using the language from the
lesson. The worksheet also introduces terms for describing people you know, e.g. an
acquaintance, a mutual friend, a flat mate, a colleague, etc. There are two animated
videos which can be played as an interesting alternative to the audio dialogues.
2. Character and Feelings
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to peoples character and
feelings.
3. King of Chess *
The topic of this lesson is sporting talent. Students read an article on an extremely gifted
child chess prodigy from Ireland. In the grammar exercise, there is a review of the present
simple, present perfect simple, past simple and used to + infinitive. At the end of the
lesson, students talk about sporting talents in their own countries.
4. Peoples Appearance *
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to peoples appearance.
5. On the Run
In this lesson, students read an article about Dean Karnazes, a so-called ultra-marathon
runner who has run distances of up to 350 miles non-stop. In the grammar exercises, the
differences between the gerund and infinitive forms in two-verb structures are studied and
practiced. At the end of the lesson, students share their reactions to the ultra-marathon
lifestyle and talk about other feats of endurance.
6. Describing Jobs
This communicative lesson plan is a great way to teach your students vocabulary for
talking about jobs. The worksheet covers typical adjectives and expressions used for
describing work. The lesson rounds off with a speaking activity in which students talk
about their own or other peoples jobs using the target language.
7. Attending a Job Interview *
In this dialogue-based lesson plan, students learn useful vocabulary for attending a job
interview in English. The worksheet includes an article about things candidates shouldn't
say during an interview. There is a discussion activity as well as a role play exercise at the
end of the lesson.

Part 2 Out and About

8. At the Restaurant *
This lesson teaches common words and expressions for describing food and drink,
restaurant service and parts of meals. Through listening and role play, students learn how
to order a meal in a restaurant as well as discuss menu options with a guest and decide
who to pay.
9. Food and Drink
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to food and drink.
10. Comfort Food *
The topic of this lesson is cooking. Students read an article on the cooking repertoire of the
British and study words to describe different kinds of food and cooking. Students then talk
about their own countries cuisines.
11. Cooking and Eating
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to cooking and eating.
12. At the Clothes Shop

This lesson teaches common words and expressions for describing clothes (in British and
American English), clothing material and shopping for clothes. Through listening and role
play, the students learn how to ask to try on an item, enquire about sizes and colors, and
decide whether or not to buy.
13. Clothes *
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to clothes
14. Banking
This lesson teaches useful words and phrases for describing banking products and services
including types of bank accounts, loans, payment methods and foreign exchange. Through
listening and role play, the students learn how to exchange money from one currency to
another, pay in and withdraw cash, enquire about their bank balance and check their
overdraft limit. The lesson plan includes an animated video version of the dialogues.

Part 3 Travel and Places

15. For and against *


This lesson teaches useful expressions for giving opinions, agreeing and disagreeing. The
students listen to or watch an animated video of three travellers discussing the impact of
tourism on a historical European town and study the language used in the conversation. At
the end of the lesson, the learners select from a list of discussion topics and practice
sharing their own opinions.
16. Sightseeing *
In this lesson, students practice talking about a sightseeing holiday and learn some
common adjectives for describing a tourist destination.
17. Extreme Living *
The topic of this lesson is living in an extreme environment. Students read an article on
how the inhabitants of Yakutsk in Russia cope with living in the worlds coldest city.
Students share their reactions and discuss how the climate in their own countries
compares.
18. Extreme Adjectives
In this lesson filler, students learn how to be more descriptive using extreme adjectives,
e.g. brilliant, terrible, dreadful, exhausted, huge, tiny, filthy, starving, etc. The worksheet
includes gap-fill and speaking exercises to get the students practicing the adjectives.
19. At the Hotel
This lesson teaches common words and phrases for describing hotel facilities, service and
staff, as well as practical expressions to use with a hotel receptionist. Through listening
and role play, students learn how to book a room, check in and check out.
20. In the Wild *
This worksheet is based on a newspaper interview with Jake Williams, a hermit who has
lived in the Scottish wilderness for 30 years. There is an optional grammar exercise on the
present perfect, past simple and past perfect tenses, which feature a lot in the article.
Students discuss the hermit lifestyle at the end of the lesson.
21. Land and Sea *
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to land and sea.
22. Metro Stress *
The theme of this lesson is transport and stress. Students read an article on the problems
faced by commuters and workers on the metro in the Russian capital Moscow. The passive
voice is studied and practised. At the end of the lesson, students talk about the transport
systems in their own countries.
23. Road and Transport *
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to road and transport.
24. Suggesting Ideas
This lesson teaches vocabulary for describing and discussing ideas. Students listen to a
dialogue between two friends planning a weekend break and practice asking for, making
and responding to suggestions. The lesson plan also includes an animated video version of
the dialogue, which can be played instead of the audio file.

Part 4 Socializing
25.

Making plans *

This lesson teaches vocabulary and expressions for making plans and arrangements.
Through listening and role play, the students learn how to schedule, cancel and reschedule a meeting. The use of the present continuous for stating future plans is also
studied, as well as common phrasal verbs used when making arrangements. There are two
animated videos which can be played as an interesting alternative to the audio dialogues.
26. Planning Ahead *
The theme of this lesson is probability and chance. Students read an article on an unusual,
statistical approach to planning their week. Collocations for describing several routines and
activities are studied. In the grammar exercises, students learn how to express probability
and chance using modal verbs and other useful structures. At the end of the lesson,
students select from a list of topics and discuss what they believe will happen in each
case.
27. Common Expressions 1 *
This short lesson filler teaches common social expressions that English speakers use in a
variety of situations, including be careful, bless you, congratulations, cheers, good luck,
never mind, etc. The students practise the expressions through a role play activity.
28. Staying with People *
The lesson teaches vocabulary and expressions related to the topic of staying and living
with other people. Through listening and role play, the students learn how to welcome a
guest, make small talk, make offers and requests, as well as thank somebody for their
hospitality. The lesson plan includes two animated videos which can be played instead of
the audio dialogues.
29. Helping People *
In this lesson, the students learn and practice expressions for offering, accepting and
refusing help. The lesson also teaches common phrases for responding when other people
express their gratitude.
30. Common Expressions 2 *
This short lesson filler teaches common social expressions that English speakers use in a
variety of situations, including by all means, calm down, get well soon, what a pity, get
well soon, it doesnt matter, etc. The students practice the expressions through a role play
activity.
31. Apologies, Excuses and Promises
This lesson teaches common expressions for making apologies, excuses and promises.
Through listening and role play, the students learn how to apologize for something, accept
or reject an apology, explain a problem or mistake and promise action.

Part 5 Health and Wellbeing

32. Longevity
The theme of this lesson is longevity. Students read an article on the habits that can lead
to a longer life and study common collocations for describing healthy lifestyles. Structures
for speculating and explaining are also studied and practiced. At the end of the lesson, the
students discuss the article topic.
33. Health and Illness
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to health and illness.
34. Population Science *
The theme of this lesson is education and the problem of rising global population. Students
read an article about a proposed strategy to limit global population growth by putting more
girls in the developing world through secondary school. The first and second conditionals
are studied and practiced. At the end of the lesson, students talk about population
problems in their own countries.
35. Sport
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to sport.
36. Making a Phone Call *
In this lesson, students learn vocabulary for describing telephone equipment and using a
telephone. Through listening and role play, students study and practice useful expressions
for making and answering a phone call, as well as taking and leaving messages.
37. Press One *

In this lesson, students read an article about why a British man built a website to help
people save time and avoid getting frustrated when phoning company call centers. The
worksheet focuses on vocabulary, grammar and speaking.
38. Water Crisis
The topic of this worksheet is Brazil's water crisis. Students read a short text about how a
recent drought is affecting Brazil's largest city. The lesson plan includes vocabulary work, a
speaking activity and a grammar review activity on the present perfect simple.
39. Emergencies
In this dialogue-aided lesson plan, students learn vocabulary related to the emergency
services as well as expressions for reporting an emergency.
40. War and Conflict
In this lesson, students learn vocabulary related to war, conflict and terrorism. The
worksheet includes several discussion activities.

Part 6 Technology

41. Predictions *
The theme of this lesson is prediction. Students read an amusing article on eight
embarrassing predictions made by well-respected experts at different periods of modern
history. In the grammar exercises, structures for reporting a prediction made in the past
are learnt and the use and omission of the definite article for talking in general is studied.
At the end of the lesson, students practice making and reporting predictions.
42. Gadgets and Appliances *
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to gadgets and appliances.
43. Difficulties on the Phone
This lesson teaches expressions for dealing with difficulties on the phone. Through
vocabulary practice and role play, the students learn how to handle common technical and
communication problems such as weak signals, crossed lines, battery problems, language
barriers etc.
44. The Selfie Revolution
In this lesson, students read an article examining the modern fad of taking selfies (selfportrait photographs). The worksheet includes vocabulary and speaking activities, and
there are also several grammar exercises covering a few common uses of the present
perfect simple and present perfect continuous. These can be done in the lesson or
assigned for homework.
45. Troubleshooting *
In this lesson, students learn how to talk about and troubleshoot technical problems. The
lesson plan includes a dialogue and a role play in which students practice the target
language.
46. Computers and the Internet
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to computers and the
Internet.
47. Love at First Byte *
The topic of this lesson is online dating and relationships. Students read an article on a
trend called network dating the use of social media websites and mutual friends to help
single people get together. Students study common expressions for describing the
different stages of a relationship as well as the use of the present continuous, present
perfect and past simple tenses for describing trends.
48. Artificial Intelligence *
The theme of this lesson is artificial intelligence. Students read an article on how
technological progress over the next 20 years will result in the development of machines
that are able to match the intelligence of human beings. In the grammar part of the
worksheet, comparative forms and structures are studied and practised. The grammar
exercises can be adapted for slightly more advanced learners (see the teacher notes for
Exercise 5 and 6). At the end of the lesson, students discuss their opinions on the lesson
topic.
49. Slow television *

In this lesson, students read an article about a Norwegian trend called 'Slow TV' -- hours
and hours of television coverage by fixed cameras on one single subject. The grammar
section of the worksheet covers defining and non-defining relative clauses.

English for Life Upper-Intermediate


This comprehensive course plan covers the full range of language needs listening, role play,
vocabulary development, grammar practice, reading articles and topical discussions. Use this
course plan with general English students who want to improve all areas of their English.
Provide further grammar practice where needed by using our grammar worksheets as
supplementary material.
1. Meeting People
This lesson teaches common expressions for meeting people. Through listening and role
play the students learn how to introduce themselves and greet other people in both formal
and informal situations. There are two animated videos which can be played as an
interesting alternative to the audio dialogues in Ex5.
2. Making Friends
In this lesson, students learn useful phrasal vocabulary for talking about themselves and
getting to know other people. Through listening, language practice and role play, students
also practice asking about someones background, work, leisure interests, etc. using a
variety of tenses. The lesson plan also includes an animated video version of the dialogue,
which can be played instead of the audio file.
3. A Changing World *
The lesson is based on an article about a Polish railway worker who regained
consciousness after 19 years in a coma to discover how much his country had changed
since the time of his accident in 1988. Vocabulary related to health and politics is studied,
and there is a review of the past and present tenses used when giving biographical
information about someone. At the end of the lesson, students talk about changes in their
own countries recent history.
4. Elections and Voting *
In this lesson, students learn key vocabulary for describing the electoral system, including
the people involved in political campaigns as well as collocations with the word 'election'.
5. English Mania
The theme of this lesson is education and the global obsession with learning English.
Students watch Jay Walker explaining why two billion people around the world are trying to
learn English. Vocabulary related to manias and obsessions is introduced. After watching
the video, students learn a number of terms for describing the British and American
education systems and talk about their own countries education systems as well as
discuss the lesson topic. The worksheet key includes instructions for playing and pausing
the video as well as selecting subtitles.
6. Chatting and Small Talk
This lesson introduces idioms and common social expressions used for gossiping, confiding
in other people and making small talk. Students study the use of question tags in making
conversation and role play a variety of situations using the expressions and structures
from the lesson.

7. Born to Snooze *
The theme of this lesson is peoples sleep-wake cycles. Students complete a questionnaire
to discover if they are genetically predisposed to waking up early or late and then read an
article to find out how they fit in society and what type of profession would suit them best.
The lesson teaches a variety of idioms related to waking and sleeping. Students also learn
how to indicate their opinion using a variety of adverbs and adverbial phrases.
8. Personality *
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to personality.
9. Procrastination *

Do you or your students procrastinate? This worksheet is based on a newspaper article


that discusses procrastination and presents a few creative solutions for avoiding idle
behavior. The lesson provides plenty of opportunities for speaking.
10. Discussing Opinions
In this lesson, students listen to two friends discussing the cuisines of different countries
and study the expressions that are used for sharing opinions, agreeing and disagreeing.
Students then practice discussing different topics using the language from the lesson.
11. Music
This worksheet covers vocabulary related to music, including English words for musical
instruments, adjectives and expressions for describing music as well as common idioms
related to music. The lesson plan includes speaking activities as well as a listening exercise
in which the students describe six music samples.
12. Body Language
In this lesson, students learn and practice a variety of verbs, collocations and idioms
related to body language, movements and gestures. Students learn how to be more
descriptive when talking about common emotions and non-verbal signals.
13. Challenges *
The theme of this lesson is setting and achieving goals. Students watch Matt Cutts of
Google talk about setting himself 30-day challenges. Vocabulary for describing challenges
is studied. Students discuss the worksheet topic at the end of the lesson.
14. Worry More, Live Longer
The theme of this lesson is health and stress. Students learn a variety of medical terms
and read an article on how moderate stress can benefit peoples health according to recent
scientific studies. In the grammar exercise, the use of cleft sentences beginning with it
(e.g. Its the degree of stress that is important) is studied. Students also practice using the
linking words and phrases to develop an argument. At the end of the lesson, there is a
general discussion on health.
15. Health and Lifestyle
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to health and lifestyle.
16. Running Errands
This lesson is based on a newspaper article on the lives of celebrities' personal assistants.
Students speculate and read about what it's like to be a famous person's PA. The
worksheet includes a grammar exercise on structures of permission and obligation with
'get', 'have', 'force', 'make', 'let' and 'allow'.
17. Describing a Recipe
This lesson presents a variety of words and expressions used for talking about cooking.
Through listening, writing and speaking, students learn how to describe a recipe in detail.
18. Raw Food *
In this lesson plan, students read an article about the raw food diet trend. The worksheet
includes vocabulary exercises and a discussion activity. Ideal for foodies!
19. Taste and Texture
In this lesson, students learn how to describe the taste and texture of food. The worksheet
includes an exercise on taste idioms.
20. A Healthy Diet
In this lesson, students read an article about the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet.
The worksheet focuses on vocabulary, reading comprehension and speaking.
21. Taxi!
The topic of this lesson is driving. Students read an article on the opinions of British
travellers on taxi drivers around the world and learn vocabulary for describing driving
technique as well as British and American English terms for different road features. The
differences between the gerund and infinitive forms in two-verb structures are reviewed
and practiced. At the end of the lesson, students talk about taxi rides and driving in
general.
22. Common Exclamations *
This short lesson filler introduces eight typical exclamations used by English speakers to
express a variety of emotions. The students learn and practice the expressions through
language practice, listening and role play.
23. Inspired to Run

This lesson plan is based on an article about Jamie McDonald, a British man who ran across
Canada in a costume to raise money for hospitals. The worksheet focuses on reading,
vocabulary (phrasal verbs) and speaking.
24. Being Tactful *
In this lesson, students study common adjectives for describing polite and impolite
behavior. Through listening, language practice and role play, students also learn how to
avoid causing offence by using diplomatic softening words and structures. In this updated
version of the lesson plan, there is a fun animated video which can be played instead of
the audio dialogue.
25. Holiday Myths *
In this lesson, students read an article on holiday myths common misconceptions about
holiday risks and dangers. Students study vocabulary for talking about first-aid and
hygiene. At the end of the lesson there is a discussion activity on the potential dangers
while on holiday/vacation and precautions that should be taken.
26. Travel and Holidays
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to travel and holidays.
27. Global Warming
The theme of this lesson is global warming. Students read an article on how low-lying
Pacific islands are being affected by rising sea levels as a result of increased global
temperatures. Students talk about the potential causes and effects of global warming and
discuss the awareness of the issue in their own countries.
28. Extreme Words *
In this upper intermediate version of our popular lesson plan Extreme adjectives, students
practice describing things using extreme adjectives and nouns.
29. Problems *
In this lesson, students study several nouns used for describing different types of mistake.
Through listening and role play, students also learn how to make a complaint, explain a
problem, make an apology, show sympathy and promise action.
30. A Segregated Society *
The theme of this lesson is society, wealth and inequality. Students read an article about
the widening gap between rich and poor in British society over the past 40 years. A variety
of words and expressions are studied for describing society and individual wealth. In the
grammar section of the worksheet, students learn how to describe trends using different
structures. At the end of the lesson, learners talk about changes in their own societies.
31. In the City
This video-enhanced lesson plan will help your students talk about cities in a more
descriptive manner. If you do not have the means to play the video clips in the lesson,
follow the instructions in the teacher notes for alternative activities.
32. In the Wild *
This worksheet is based on a newspaper interview with Jake Williams, a hermit who has
lived in the Scottish wilderness for 30 years. There is an optional grammar exercise on the
present perfect, past simple and past perfect tenses, which feature a lot in the article.
Students discuss the hermit lifestyle at the end of the lesson.
33. Money *
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to money.
34. Cyber Crime
The theme of this lesson is Internet crime. Students study words and expressions related
to the topic and read an article on the different types of scams and crimes that are being
committed on the Internet. The passive voice is reviewed and practiced. At the end of the
lesson, students discuss what measures they can take to avoid becoming victims of online
scams. This worksheet is particularly suitable for IT professionals or students interested in
computing.
35. Crime and Punishment
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to crime and punishment.
36. The Boomerang Generation
In this lesson students read an article on the boomerang generation young adults who
have found themselves moving back in with their parents due to a combination of
increasing property prices, student debt and the UK job market situation. Students also
study and put into practice several phrasal verbs used in article. At the end of the lesson,
they discuss how the article topic relates to their own countries.

37. The Job Interview


This lesson is useful for students who are preparing to attend a job interview as well as
students who need to interview candidates in English. The worksheet presents key
adjectives for describing personal characteristics as well as common words and
expressions used for writing a CV. Students look at a variety of typical questions that can
be asked during a job interview and then listen to a dialogue between an interviewer and a
candidate. The language used in the dialogue is studied and practiced through role play. In
this updated version of the lesson plan, there is an animated video version of the
interview, which can be played instead of the audio dialogue.
38. Work *
In this lesson, students learn useful terms, phrases and idioms for describing different jobs.
The worksheet includes a pair work activity in which students interview each other about
their work.
39. A Lucky Find *
This lesson plan is based on an article about an unemployed American man who found a
signed Picasso print at a thrift store. The lesson features an activity on phrasal verbs.
40. Phrasal Verbs with Get
The lesson presents 16 common phrasal verbs with 'get'. Students interact with each other
using the target language. For larger classes, there is a 'Find someone who' activity at the
end of the worksheet.
41. What If? *
This lesson is based on an article that examines what the world would like be if certain
past events had or had not taken place. The third and mixed conditionals are studied and
practiced in the grammar exercises. At the end of the lesson, students discuss hypothetical
scenarios in their own countries.
42. The Media *
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary for describing the media.
43. Weather Changes
The theme of this lesson is weather changes and peoples health. Students read an article
on how weather changes can cause headaches according to recent scientific studies. In
the grammar exercises, modal verbs used for expressing possibility are reviewed and
practiced in their present and past forms. At the end of the lesson, students discuss the
lesson topic further and its importance in their own countries. This worksheet would be
particularly suitable for students from countries with changeable weather systems.
44. Weather *
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary for describing the weather.
45. Deforestation
The theme of this lesson is deforestation. Students read an article on how our environment
is being affected by the global destruction of rainforests and some proposed solutions to
the problem. Words and collocations related to environmental issues are studied. At the
end of the lesson, students discuss their own countrys contribution to global warming and
what can be done to reduce carbon emissions.
46. Isolation *
In this lesson, students read an article on the link between well-being and face-to-face
interaction in the modern world. The worksheet focuses on vocabulary development,
reading and speaking. There is also an exercise on prepositions.
47. Speaking
In this lesson, students learn a variety of verbs and idioms for describing the way
somebody speaks.
48. Colloquial English
In this lesson, students learn and practice a variety of common colloquial terms used in
text messages and everyday speech.
49. Superstition *
This lesson is suitable for any time of the year, but ideal on a Friday the 13th. Students
read an article on the origins of common superstitions and discuss the topic of irrational
beliefs. In the grammar section of the worksheet, the passive structures used throughout
the article are studied and practiced.
50. Time
In this lesson, students learn useful phrases, words and idioms related to the topic of
'time'.

51. Exaggeration and Understatement *


In this lesson students learn how and when to use exaggeration and understatement in
their spoken English.
52. Solo Travel *
In this lesson, students read an article about how people are increasingly travelling alone,
according to a recent UK survey. The worksheet focuses on reading, vocabulary
development and speaking. There is an American English version of the worksheet
available.

English Vocabulary to Go Pre-Intermediate


A rich vocabulary is the key to fluency. This supplementary course plan is designed to help
learners develop their vocabulary beyond the lexical scope of traditional course books. A full
range of topic areas are covered and the worksheets provide plenty of opportunities for
putting the new words and expressions into practice. Use the course plan as a supplementary
resource or as a standalone course with students who want to focus primarily on improving
their vocabulary as well as spoken English.
1. Describing Character and Behavior *
In this lesson, students learn how to describe a persons character.
2. Describing Appearance
In this lesson, students learn how to describe other peoples physical appearance. The
worksheet presents common adjectives used for describing what someone looks like as
well as questions for asking about another persons looks.
3. Parts of the Body *
In this lesson, students learn useful vocabulary for describing parts of the body and
functions of body parts. The worksheet includes a video-aided exercise.
4. In the Family
In this lesson, students learn how to describe family members and relationships.
5. Describing a Job *
In this lesson, students learn how to talk about a job. The worksheet presents some
common nouns, adjectives and expressions used for describing jobs. The lesson rounds off
with a speaking activity in which students interview each other about their own or other
peoples jobs using the target language.
6. Life Stages
In this lesson, students learn how to describe the different stages of a person's life from
childhood to old age.
7. Money Vocabulary *
In this lesson, students learn and practice a variety of vocabulary related to money and
value.
8. Shops and Shopping *
In this lesson, students learn useful words and phrases for talking about shops/stores and
shopping. Teachers can download a British or American English version of the worksheet.
9. Mobile Phones Cell Phones *
In this lesson, students learn useful words and phrases for talking about their mobile
devices. Teachers can download a British or American English version of the worksheet.
10. Illness and Health *
This lesson introduces vocabulary for describing illnesses, symptoms, remedies and
healthy/unhealthy lifestyles.
11. Colors and Shades *
This lesson teaches students how to describe different shades of colors as well as some
common collocations and idioms with colors. There is an American English version of the
worksheet 'Colors and shades' which includes American English spelling.
12. Weather and Climate
In this dialogue and video-aided lesson plan, students learn how to describe the weather
and talk about climate change.
13. Nature and Wildlife *
This lesson teaches students how to describe the natural world, including landscape,
wildlife and natural disasters.

14. Describing Food


In this lesson, students learn useful vocabulary for describing different types of food,
including terms for different flavors and dishes.
15. Education
In this lesson, students learn how to describe the education system in their countries using
British and American English.
16. At Home
In this lesson, students learn how to describe household chores and different rooms in their
homes.
17. Sports and Games *
In this lesson, students learn a variety of words for describing different sports and games.
The worksheet includes plenty of opportunities for speaking practice.

English Vocabulary to Go Intermediate


A rich vocabulary is the key to fluency. This supplementary course plan is designed to help
learners develop their vocabulary beyond the lexical scope of traditional course books. A full
range of topic areas are covered and the worksheets provide plenty of opportunities for
putting the new words and expressions into practice. Use the course plan as a supplementary
resource or as a standalone course with students who want to focus primarily on improving
their vocabulary as well as spoken English.
1. Character and Feelings
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to peoples character and
feelings.
2. Peoples Appearance *
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to peoples appearance.
3. Clothes *
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to clothes
4. Food and Drink
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to food and drink.
5. Cooking and Eating
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to cooking and eating.
6. Jobs
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to jobs.
7. Describing Jobs
This communicative lesson plan is a great way to teach your students vocabulary for
talking about jobs. The worksheet covers typical adjectives and expressions used for
describing work. The lesson rounds off with a speaking activity in which students talk
about their own or other peoples jobs using the target language.
8. Learning Languages
In this lesson, students learn vocabulary related to learning languages. The target
language includes words and expressions for describing features of languages and useful
questions for asking about words.
9. Health and Illness
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to health and illness.
10. Land and Sea *
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to land and sea.
11. Sightseeing *
In this lesson, students practice talking about a sightseeing holiday and learn some
common adjectives for describing a tourist destination.
12. Extreme Adjectives
In this lesson filler, students learn how to be more descriptive using extreme adjectives,
e.g. brilliant, terrible, dreadful, exhausted, huge, tiny, filthy, starving, etc. The worksheet
includes gap-fill and speaking exercises to get the students practicing the adjectives.
13. Animals *
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to animals.
14. Road and Transport *
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to road and transport.

15. Cars
In this lesson, students learn how to talk about cars. The worksheet introduces vocabulary
for describing different exterior and interior car parts as well as a number of common
phrasal verbs related to driving. There is an American English version of the worksheet
which includes US car terms.
16. Sport
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to sport.
17. The Olympic Games
In this lesson on the Olympics, students learn and practice vocabulary for describing the
history, spirit and events of the Olympic Games.
18. Social Networking
This worksheet is especially suitable for students who use or are familiar with social
networking websites, particularly Facebook. Students read about the history of social
networking and learn how to describe the typical features and functions. This is followed
by a discussion the advantages and disadvantages of social networking.
19. Computers and the Internet
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to computers and the
Internet.
20. Gadgets and Appliances
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to gadgets and appliances.
21. War and Conflict
In this lesson, students learn vocabulary related to war, conflict and terrorism. The
worksheet includes several discussion activities.
22. Phrasal Verbs 1
This lesson teaches 17 common phrasal verbs by presenting them in context and getting
the students to interact with each other using the target language. For larger classes,
there is a 'Find someone who' activity at the end of the worksheet. The lesson also
includes a video-aided exercise for homework.
23. Phrasal Verbs 2
This is our second intermediate-level vocabulary worksheet for teaching phrasal verbs in
context. The lesson presents 15 common phrasal verbs and gets the students to interact
with each other using the target language. For larger classes, there is a 'Find someone
who' activity at the end of the worksheet.
24. Phrasal Verbs 3
Our third Intermediate-level phrasal verbs worksheet gets students interacting with each
other using 18 new phrasal verbs. For larger classes, there is a 'Find someone who' activity
at the end of the worksheet.
25. Vacation or Holiday? *
Are your students confused by American and British English vocabulary? Teach them some
common differences with this lesson plan.
26. Say and Tell
Do your students have problems using say and tell? This lesson filler looks at the
differences between the two verbs. The worksheet can be used during a lesson or assigned
for homework/self-study.
27. Make or Do
This worksheet looks at the differences between the verbs 'make' and 'do'. The lesson
rounds off with a video-aided activity in which students describe different video clips using
the target language.

English Vocabulary to Go Upper Intermediate


A rich vocabulary is the key to fluency. This supplementary course plan is designed to help
learners develop their vocabulary beyond the lexical scope of traditional course books. A full
range of topic areas are covered and the worksheets provide plenty of opportunities for
putting the new words and expressions into practice. Use the course plan as a supplementary
resource or as a standalone course with students who want to focus primarily on improving
their vocabulary as well as spoken English.

1. Personality *
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to personality.
2. Body Language
In this lesson, students learn and practice a variety of verbs, collocations and idioms
related to body language, movements and gestures. Students learn how to be more
descriptive when talking about common emotions and non-verbal signals.
3. Relationships
This lesson incorporates a lot of vocabulary and discussion for talking about relatives,
relationships and dating. Cultural sensitivity should be taken into account before deciding
to use this worksheet with your students.
4. Feelings
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to feelings, including
common adjectives, nouns and idioms.
5. Work *
In this lesson, students learn useful terms, phrases and idioms for describing different jobs.
The worksheet includes a pair work activity in which students interview each other about
their work.
6. Money *
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to money.
7. Quantity and Size *
In this lesson, students learn and practice words related to quantity and size, for example
adjectives such as 'tiny', 'minuscule', 'vast', 'enormous' and 'infinite'. The worksheet also
includes expressions of quantity such as 'a speck of', 'loads of', 'piles of', etc.
8. Health and Lifestyle *
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to health and lifestyle.
9. Crime and Punishment
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to crime and punishment.
10. In the City
This video-enhanced lesson plan will help your students talk about cities in a more
descriptive manner. If you do not have the means to play the video clips in the lesson,
follow the instructions in the teacher notes for alternative activities.
11. Special Days
In this lesson, students learn vocabulary related to special days -- celebrations,
commemorations, festivals, memorials, etc. The worksheet includes a short text on an
unusual celebration held in Britain every year on November 5, known as Bonfire Night, Guy
Fawkes Night or Fireworks Night. At the end of the lesson, students talk about unusual
special days in their own countries.
12. Sound *
Vocabulary for describing sounds and noises is often overlooked in traditional courses. In
this lesson, students learn how to describe sounds using a variety of nouns and adjectives.
There is a listening activity in which particular sounds are associated with various
adjectives.
13. Speaking *
In this lesson, students learn a variety of verbs and idioms for describing the way
somebody speaks.
14. Taste and Texture
In this lesson, students learn how to describe the taste and texture of food. The worksheet
includes an exercise on taste idioms.
15. Movement
In this video-aided lesson, students learn vocabulary for describing the movement of
people, animals and other things. The worksheet includes an exercise on movement idioms
and several opportunities for speaking practice.
16. Music
This worksheet covers vocabulary related to music, including English words for musical
instruments, adjectives and expressions for describing music as well as common idioms
related to music. The lesson plan includes speaking activities as well as a listening exercise
in which the students describe six music samples.
17. Colors *
This lesson teaches students how to describe subtle colors and how to use verbs related to
colors such as 'dye', 'tint', 'fade', 'char', 'dim', etc. The worksheet also presents some

common idioms with colors. There is an American English version of the worksheet
'Colors', which includes American English spelling.
18. The Media *
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary for describing the media.
19. Films Movies *
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to films. There is also an
alternative American English version of this worksheet available to download: Movies.
20. Weather *
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary for describing the weather.
21. Travel and Holidays
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to travel and holidays.
22. Wildlife
This multimedia-enriched vocabulary lesson is a great way to expand your students'
vocabulary for describing animals and their habitats. Students listen and learn how to
describe animal sounds and watch video clips of animals in action. The lesson rounds off
with an exercise on idioms related to animals and a discussion activity. The worksheet is a
must for animal lovers.
23. The Sea *
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary for describing the sea as well as
idioms related to the sea and ocean.
24. The Education System
In this lesson, students learn how to describe the education system in the UK, USA and in
their own countries. The worksheet includes an exercise on education-related idioms. You
can also use it as an alternative to Ex5 of our video-aided worksheet 'English Mania'.
25. Elections and Voting *
In this lesson, students learn key vocabulary for describing the electoral system, including
the people involved in political campaigns as well as collocations with the word 'election'.
26. Phrasal Verbs with Get
The lesson presents 16 common phrasal verbs with 'get'. Students interact with each other
using the target language. For larger classes, there is a 'Find someone who' activity at the
end of the worksheet.
27. Colloquial English
In this lesson, students learn and practice a variety of common colloquial terms used in
text messages and everyday speech.
28. Humor *
In this light-hearted lesson, students learn a variety of vocabulary related to humor and
jokes. There is an exercise in which students study some jokes with idioms and try to work
out the meaning of the idiomatic vocabulary. There are lots of opportunities for discussing
the worksheet topic.
29. Exaggeration and Understatement *
In this lesson students learn how and when to use exaggeration and understatement in
their spoken English.
30. At the Gym *
Are there any gym enthusiasts among your students? This video-aided lesson plan covers
a variety of useful terms and expressions for describing gym equipment and work-out
exercises. Suitable for upper intermediate as well as strong intermediate students.
31. Phrasal Verbs with Be
The lesson presents 12 common phrasal verbs with the verb 'be'. Students interact with
each other using the target language. For larger classes, there is a 'Find someone who'
activity at the end of the worksheet.
32. Time
In this lesson, students learn useful phrases, words and idioms related to the topic of
'time'.
33. Technology and Inventions *
In this lesson, students learn how to describe technology and inventions. The worksheet
includes plenty of discussion activities as well as a newspaper article on Google Glass,
Google's latest technical innovation.
34. Household Problems
In this lesson, students learn how to describe a variety of household problems, including
leaking pipes, carpet stains, power cuts, blocked toilets, mislaid keys, etc.

35. Extreme Words *


In this upper intermediate version of our popular lesson plan Extreme adjectives, students
practice describing things using extreme adjectives and nouns.

TED English Upper Intermediate


This evolving course plan consists of a series of EFL/ESL worksheets based on TED talks. In
each lesson, students watch a talk, which can be played online via the lesson summary page
or downloaded as a video file. Each worksheet includes several key vocabulary exercises
followed by a discussion on the subject of the talk.
1. English Mania
The theme of this lesson is education and the global obsession with learning English.
Students watch Jay Walker explaining why two billion people around the world are trying to
learn English. Vocabulary related to manias and obsessions is introduced. After watching
the video, students learn a number of terms for describing the British and American
education systems and talk about their own countries education systems as well as
discuss the lesson topic. The worksheet key includes instructions for playing and pausing
the video as well as selecting subtitles.
2. Challenges *
The theme of this lesson is setting and achieving goals. Students watch Matt Cutts of
Google talk about setting himself 30-day challenges. Vocabulary for describing challenges
is studied. Students discuss the worksheet topic at the end of the lesson.
3. Robot Comedy *
The theme of this lesson is comedy and robotics. Students watch Heather Knight of Marilyn
Monrobot Labs giving a talk and demonstration of how a robot can be used to perform
stand-up comedy. After watching the video, students study a variety of adjectives for
describing different types of humor, comment on the robots performance and discuss
humor-related topics. The worksheet key includes instructions for playing and pausing the
video as well as selecting subtitles.
4. Going Viral
In this lesson, students watch Kevin Allocca, the trends manager at YouTube, talk about
how and why online videos go viral. Phrasal verbs and other words/expressions used in the
talk are studied and practiced. Students discuss the worksheet topic at the end of the
lesson.
5. Silent Ambition
In this lesson, students watch Derek Sivers talk about the importance of keeping silent
about ones personal goals. Expressions for describing different degrees of
accomplishment are studied. Students discuss the worksheet topic at the end of the
lesson.
6. The Future of Reading *
In this lesson, students learn some common verbs for describing how to physically interact
with iPads, iPhones and other touchscreen devices. The lesson is based on a video
demonstration of new type of interactive e-book developed for the iPhone and iPad.
Students watch the demonstration and complete the vocabulary exercises. The topic of
interactive e-books is discussed at the end of the lesson. Students also have the
opportunity to talk about global warming issues, which is the subject of the book Our
Choice by Al Gore presented in the video clip. This lesson should be of particular interest
to students who regularly use touchscreen devices. Additional video files are provided to
demonstrate a few of the multi-touch gestures presented in Exercise 2 (source: Wikipedia).
7. Diet Obsession *
In the US, 80% of girls have been on a diet by the time theyre 10 years old. But does
dieting really work? In this lesson plan, students watch neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt talks
about how our brains manage our body weight and why dieting doesnt usually work. The
lesson warms up with a vocabulary exercise on words related to eating problems. After
watching the talk, there is an exercise on phrasal verbs and in the grammar section,
students review conditional structures. The lesson rounds off with a discussion on the

topic.
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access
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download
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video:
http://video.ted.com/talk/podcast/2013G/None/SandraAamodt_2013G.mp4
8. Misdirection *
In this lesson, students watch a talk by Apollo Robbins, the 'world's greatest pickpocket'.
The lesson plan includes vocabulary and discussion activities.
9. Half a Million Secrets
In this lesson, students watch a talk by Frank Warren, the founder of PostSecret.com. The
lesson includes vocabulary development and discussion activities. There's an audio file
which can be played instead of the video. Cultural sensitivity note: please watch the video
first and decide if it is appropriate for your students.
10. How to Sleep
The theme of this lesson is how we sleep. Students watch Jessa Gamble talk about our
natural sleep cycles. The worksheet includes several vocabulary and comprehension
exercises, and there is a discussion activity at the end.
11. Unintended Consequences *
In this lesson, students watch Jon Gosier talk about how new technology can make things
actually worse for some people. The lesson plan focuses on vocabulary development and
speaking.
12. Saving the Rainforest
In this lesson, students watch Topher White talk about how a simple, low-cost technological
solution involving a used cell phone (mobile) can help prevent the illegal destruction of
rainforests. The lesson plan focuses on vocabulary development and speaking.
13. Tech Tips
In this lesson, students watch David Pogue present his ten top time-saving technology tips.
The worksheet is designed to help advanced students talk about using modern electronic
devices in a more natural way.

English Grammar Reference Intermediate


This evolving course plan provides comprehensive coverage of English grammar for
intermediate and strong pre-intermediate students, as well as slightly more advanced
students. Each worksheet is divided into a reference section explaining a particular grammar
point and practical exercises for checking understanding. Additional online resources for
students (for example irregular verbs) are available via user-friendly links printed in the
worksheets and embedded QR codes for smartphone users.

1. Present Simple vs. Present Continuous


In this lesson, students study and practice the basic differences between the present
simple and present continuous. The worksheet is suitable for both classroom practice and
self-study.
2. Past Simple vs. Past Continuous
In this lesson, students study and practice the differences between the past simple and
past continuous. The worksheet is suitable for both classroom practice and self-study.
3. Present Perfect 1
In this lesson, students study and practice the main uses of the present perfect as well as
differences between the present perfect and past simple. The worksheet is suitable for
both classroom practice and self-study.
4. Present Perfect 2
In this lesson, students study and practice the differences between the present perfect
simple and present perfect continuous. The worksheet is suitable for both classroom
practice and self-study.
5. Past Perfect 1
This worksheet presents the main uses of the past perfect tense as well as the difference
between the past perfect and present perfect. The worksheet is suitable for both
classroom practice and self-study.
6. Past Perfect 2

This worksheet looks at the differences between the past perfect simple and past perfect
continuous. The worksheet is suitable for both classroom practice and self-study.
7. Future Plans and Decisions: Present Continuous, Will, Going to
In this lesson, students study and practice basic grammatical structures for talking about
future plans and decisions the present continuous, will + infinitive and going to +
infinitive. The lesson is suitable for both classroom practice and self-study.
8. Used to Do vs. Be/Get Used to Doing
This worksheet presents and compares the structures be / get used to doing and used to /
didnt use to do . The worksheet is suitable for both classroom practice and self-study.
9. Used to vs. Would
This worksheet presents the differences between used to and would for talking about
repeated actions in the past. The worksheet is suitable for both classroom practice and
self-study.
10. Future Perfect
This worksheet presents the future perfect tense. Both future perfect simple and future
perfect continuous forms are studied and practiced. The worksheet is suitable for both
classroom practice and self-study.
11. Modal Verbs 1 Ability
This worksheet presents modal verbs and structures used for talking about ability. The
structures can/cant, be able to and managed to are studied and practiced. The worksheet
is suitable for both classroom practice and self-study.
12. Modal Verbs 2 Obligation, Necessity, Prohibition, Advice
This worksheet presents modal verbs used for talking about obligation, necessity and
prohibition as well as for giving advice. The present forms of the modal verbs must, have
to, need to, neednt and should are studied and practiced. The worksheet is suitable for
both classroom practice and self-study.
13. Modal Verbs 3 Possibility and Expectation
This worksheet presents modal verbs used for talking about things that are possible,
certain or expected. The present forms of the modal verbs must, cant, could, may, might
and should are studied and practiced. The worksheet is suitable for both classroom
practice and self-study.
14. Modal Verbs 4 Requests, Offers, Permission and Invitations
This worksheet presents modal verbs and structures used for making requests and offers,
asking for and giving permission as well as making invitations. The modal verbs can, could,
may, would, will and shall are studied and practiced. The worksheet is suitable for both
classroom practice and self-study.
15. Modal Verbs 5 Past Forms
This worksheet presents the past forms of modal verbs used for talking about obligation,
prohibition, necessity, advice, certainty, possibility and expectation. The lesson is
appropriate for intermediate and higher-level students who are already familiar with the
uses and present forms of modal verbs must, neednt, cant, could, should, may, might,
etc. The worksheet is suitable for both classroom practice and self-study.
16. First and Second Conditional
This worksheet presents and compares the first conditional and second conditional
structures for talking about possible and imaginary situations. The worksheet is suitable
for both classroom practice and self-study.
17. Third Conditional
This worksheet presents the third conditional for talking about hypothetical or imaginary
situations in the past. The worksheet is suitable for both classroom practice and self-study.
18. I Wish, If Only
This worksheet presents the structures I wish ... and If only ... for talking about situations
that someone regrets or would like to be different in the past, present or future. The
worksheet is suitable for both classroom practice and self-study.
19. Mixed Conditionals
This worksheet presents mixed conditional structures for talking about hypothetical or
imaginary situations in the past and present. The worksheet is suitable for both classroom
practice and self-study.
20. The Passive

In this lesson, students study the structure and use of passive voice. The worksheet is
suitable for both classroom practice and self-study.
21. Have/Get Something Done
In this lesson, students study and practice the structures have something done and get
something done. The worksheet is suitable for both classroom practice and self-study.
22. Reported Speech
This worksheet teaches reported speech. The rules for changing the tense of the verb from
direct speech are presented and practiced. The worksheet is suitable for both classroom
practice and self-study.
23. Subject and Object Questions
This worksheet teaches the two types of questions commonly used in English: subject
questions and object questions. The worksheet is suitable for both classroom practice and
self-study.
24. Direct and Indirect Questions
This worksheet presents and compares direct questions and indirect questions. The
worksheet is suitable for both classroom practice and self-study.
25. Verb + -ing or to
In this lesson, students study when to use the infinitive and gerund (-ing) forms in two-verb
structures. The worksheet is suitable for both classroom practice and self-study.
26. Nouns 1 Countable and Uncountable
In this lesson, students study and practice the use of countable and uncountable nouns
with a/an, the, some, etc. The worksheet is suitable for both classroom practice and selfstudy.
27. Nouns 2 Special Omissions of the Definite Article
In this lesson, students study and practice special omissions of the article the before
nouns such as lunch, school, hospital, work, etc. The worksheet is suitable for both
classroom practice and self-study.
28. Nouns 3 Talking in General
In this lesson, students study and practice the use and omission of the article the before
nouns when talking in general. The worksheet is suitable for both classroom practice and
self-study.
29. Nouns 4 Use of Articles with Proper Nouns
In this lesson, students study and practice the use and omission of the article the before
the names of people, places, buildings, organizations and institutions. The worksheet is
suitable for both classroom practice and self-study.
30. Quantifiers
In this lesson, students learn how to use quantifiers such as much, many, most, both, all,
plenty, a lot, a few, a little, etc. The worksheet is suitable for self-study or classroom
practice.
31. It is vs. There is
This worksheet looks at the difference between the structures It is... and There is..., a
common area of confusion among learners. The worksheet is suitable for both classroom
practice and self-study.
32. Relative Clauses 1
This worksheet teaches relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, that and
whose. The worksheet is suitable for both classroom practice and self-study.
33. Relative Clauses 2 Extra Information
This worksheet presents the two types of relative clauses used in English relative clauses
that give necessary information and relative clauses that provide extra information. The
worksheet is suitable for both classroom practice and self-study.
34. Infinitive Clauses
In this lesson, students learn how to use infinitive clauses in sentences.
35. Comparatives and Superlatives
In this lesson, students learn how to form and use the comparative and superlative forms
of adjectives and adverbs. The worksheet is suitable for both classroom practice and selfstudy.
36. Word Order 1 Object, Time and Place

In this worksheet, the basic rules for ordering words in an English sentence are studied.
The order of the object, time and place is presented and practiced. The worksheet is
suitable for both classroom practice and self-study.
37. Word Order 2 Verb + Adverb
In this worksheet, the word order of verbs and adverbs in an English sentence is studied.
The worksheet is suitable for both classroom practice and self-study.
38. Prepositions of Time: At, In, On
This lesson plan covers the different uses of the prepositions of time at, in and on. The
worksheet is suitable for both classroom practice and self-study.
39. Prepositions of Time: From, Since, For
This lesson plan covers the different uses of the prepositions of time from, since and for.
The worksheet is suitable for both classroom practice and self-study.
40. Prepositions of Time: For, During, While
This lesson plan covers the different uses of the prepositions of time for, during and while.
The worksheet is suitable for both classroom practice and self-study.
41. Prepositions of Place: At, In, On
This lesson plan covers the different uses of the prepositions of place at, in and on. The
worksheet is suitable for both classroom practice and self-study.
42. Prepositions of Movement: To, Into, In, At
This lesson plan covers the different uses of the prepositions of movement to, into, in and
at. The worksheet is suitable for both classroom practice and self-study.
43. Prepositions: Uses of By
This lesson plan covers the different uses of the preposition by. The worksheet is suitable
for both classroom practice and self-study.
44. Complex Prepositions
This lesson plan presents a number of complex prepositions -- phrases that consist of more
than one word and have the same function as single-word prepositions. The worksheet is
suitable for both classroom practice and self-study.
45. Conjunctions
In this lesson, students study and practice the use of conjunctions for linking sentence
clauses. The worksheet is suitable for both classroom practice and self-study.

English Speaking and Conversation Intermediate


This innovative series of worksheets is designed to get students talking about a variety of
topics. Each worksheet includes a self-study preparation activity. Page 1 of each worksheet
includes instructions for students on how to learn key words by heart, using Expemo. It should
be handed out at least a few days before the lesson. Page 2 presents a list of conversation
questions designed to stimulate a long discussion on the worksheet topic during the speaking
lesson.
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4.

Talking
Talking
Talking
Talking
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about
about
about
about

Food
Fashion
the Home
Driving

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Talking
Talking
Talking
Talking

about
about
about
about

the Natural World


Transport
Sport
Television

IELTS Speaking Intermediate

12.
13.Use this evolving worksheet series as part of your preparation course for IELTS speaking
test candidates. The worksheets cater for students whose current band level is around
5.5-7 and the target language is designed to help them express themselves in a clear,
coherent way without confusing them with advanced structures that are likely to lead to
mistakes in the test.
1. Expressing Opinions
14.
The examiner will ask for the candidate's opinions on different topics. Students
practice expressing their opinions using a variety of structures.
2. Time Fillers

15.
The examiner might ask difficult questions and the candidate may need some
time to think about how to respond. Students practice using 'time fillers' words and
structures that allow them to buy time to think without affecting their fluency score.
3. Using Connectors
16.
Candidates will need to speak at length about a particular issues. It is important
that they develop their ideas using appropriate connecting words and phrases. Students
practice connecting their ideas using suitable connectors and discourse markers.
4. Requesting Clarification
17.
Candidates are allowed to ask for clarification they you did not understand or
hear something. Students practice requesting clarification while demonstrating a good
command of English.
5. Cooking and Eating (IELTS Speaking Part 2)
6. Describing People (IELTS Speaking Part 2)
7. Describing a TV Show (IELTS Speaking Part 2)
8. Describing Films/Movies (IELTS Speaking Part 2)
9. An Event (IELTS Speaking Part 2)
10. A Restaurant (IELTS Speaking Part 2)
11. Describing a Book (IELTS Speaking Part 2)
12. Hobbies and Activities (IELTS Speaking Part 2)
13. Using other Words
14. Photographs (IELTS Speaking Part 2-3)
15. Buildings (IELTS Speaking Part 2-3)
16. Travel (IELTS Speaking Part 2-3)
17. Letters and Emails (IELTS Speaking Part 2-3)
18. Sports and Games (IELTS Speaking Part 2-3)
19. Weather (IELTS Speaking Part 2-3)
20. Possessions (IELTS Speaking Part 2-3)
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English for Business Intermediate

20.
21.This course plan covers the full range of business English learner needs, including
listening, situational role plays, reading articles and discussing a variety of business
issues. Use this course plan with students who want to improve all areas of their
business English. Provide further grammar practice where needed by using our
grammar worksheets as supplementary material.
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Part 1 Socializing

1. Introductions
24.
This lesson teaches expressions for first-time introductions. Through listening and
role play, students learn how to introduce themselves to a colleague or business associate
and make appropriate small talk. This worksheet is suitable for the first lesson of a
business English course, and provides a good opportunity for the student(s) and teacher to
get to know each other.
2. Company and Job
25.
This lesson teaches students useful vocabulary for talking about their company
and job. Learners study expressions for describing a companys history, location, size,
market position, financial results and strategy. Students listen to or watch an animated
video of three co-workers talking about their work. They learn how to talk about their job
responsibilities and what they like/dislike about their work. This worksheet is particularly
suitable for the first or second lesson of a business English course.
3. Birth or Upbringing *
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The theme of this lesson is what makes a successful businessman. Students read
an article that discusses whether entrepreneurs are born with certain character traits or
develop the necessary skills and mindset. Vocabulary for describing entrepreneurial
activity and personality is studied, and students have an opportunity to share their
opinions on the topic.
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4. The Career Ladder

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In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to job titles and
career paths.
5. Diplomatic Language *
29.
This lesson teaches learners how to avoid causing offence by expressing
themselves in a more tactful, diplomatic way. After studying a variety of adjectives for
describing different attitudes, the students learn how to use special softening structures
through reading, language practice and role play.
6. Liar Liar *
30.
This lesson is based on an article that discusses why job applicants are
increasingly lying on their CVs/rsums and how employers are trying to deal with the
problem. Lesson activities include a game in which students write down and read out
sentences about their own educational and professional background, and their partners try
to guess if they are lying or not.
7. Showing Round Visitors *
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In this lesson, students learn vocabulary for describing areas of an office, shop or
factory and practice giving a tour of their workplace using a variety of useful expressions.
8. Different Perceptions
32.
In this lesson, students read about a survey on men and women business owners
and learn some new adjectives for describing character traits. The worksheet includes a
grammar exercise on the structure verb + object + infinitive/-ing.
9. Describing Workers
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This lesson plan is a great way to develop students' ability to talk about peoples
personality and character traits at work. The worksheet presents a variety of adjectives for
describing qualities and flaws, as well as additional expressions for describing typical office
personalities.
10. Common Expressions in Business *
34.
Need to fill up 15 minutes of an intermediate business English class? Use this
lesson filler to teach your students ten common expressions used in spoken English.
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Part 2 Desk Work

11. Starting and Ending a Call


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This lesson teaches useful expressions for starting and ending a phone call.
Through listening and role play, students learn a variety of ways to answer the phone,
introduce themselves to the receiver, ask to speak to someone, state the reason for calling
and end a phone call.
12. Telephone Messages *
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This lesson teaches useful language for taking and leaving messages during a
business call. Through vocabulary, listening and role-play exercises, students learn how to
leave a message for someone, take down a message from a caller and exchange
information on the phone.
13. Email Style
39.
This lesson teaches useful vocabulary for learners who need to write emails in
English. The worksheet presents the differences between formal, informal and neutral
email styles, and there are a number of writing exercises in which the students practice
using different levels of formality.
14. Thirsty Work *
40.
In this lesson, students read an article on the benefits and drawbacks of the
coffee shop as a place for work and business. In the grammar section of the worksheet,
students practice using the present perfect for describing recent changes, changes over
time and situations that have continued until the present. At the end of the lesson, the
class shares their own opinions about working in cafes.
15. Managing Tasks *
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In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to tasks and time
management.
16. Telephone Interruptions *
42.
In this lesson filler, students practice handling phone call interruptions. The
worksheet presents a number of practical expressions which can be used to encourage the
caller to be quick, persuade the receiver to listen as well as diplomatically avoid speaking
to the caller.
17. Corporate Well-Being

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This theme of this lesson is corporate health. Students read an article about a
company that is attempting to improve the well-being of its staff and listen to two
corporate health experts commenting on the firms health initiatives. In the grammar
section of the worksheet, the present simple, present continuous, past simple, present
perfect simple and past simple are reviewed. This is followed by a discussion on corporate
health initiatives.
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18. Financial Statements *
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This lesson plan is suitable for students who deal with accounting issues,
especially those who need to prepare or interpret financial statements in English. This
worksheet presents vocabulary related to a companys balance sheet and profit and loss
statement. For teachers who are unfamiliar with accounting terms, we have included
additional notes in the key to help clear up any confusion.
19. Bad Debt
46.
This lesson plan is based on an article about how bad debt is affecting small
businesses in the UK and what they can do about the problem. The worksheet focuses on
reading and vocabulary work, rounding off with some sample expressions for chasing
payments via email.
20. Salary and Pay
47.
This worksheet covers a range of vocabulary for talking about salary and pay.
The lesson plan rounds off with a discussion activity in which students put the target
language into practice.
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Part 3 Meetings

21. Business Meetings


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This lesson plan covers vocabulary for talking about meetings. Students learn a
number of terms for describing the different types and purposes of meetings as well as
problems and other issues related to organised discussions.
22. Discussions *
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This lesson teaches useful expressions for students who need English for
business meetings and discussions. Through reading, language practice and role play,
students learn how to structure an argument with linking words and phrases as well as
respond to opinions using a variety of techniques for agreeing and disagreeing.
23. Working Together *
52.
In this lesson, students read about how a successful British co-operative is
managed. The worksheet includes vocabulary work and a grammar review exercise on the
present perfect.
24. Problems and Suggestions *
53.
This lesson teaches useful expressions for discussing problems and possible
solutions. Through listening and role play, the students learn how to make, ask for and
respond to suggestions in a variety of ways. The lesson plan includes an animated video
version of the dialogue.
25. Hello, Im on the Plane
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Technology has been developed to allow passengers to use their mobile phones
safely on planes. Students read an article about the different attitudes among business
travellers towards this development. In the grammar section of the worksheet, the first
and second conditionals are studied and practiced. Students then discuss the lesson topic
and debate the pros and cons of in-flight mobile phone use.
26. Chairing Meetings *
55.
This lesson teaches useful expressions for learners who need to chair meetings in
English. After studying vocabulary for describing the skills and roles of a chairperson,
students listen to a dialogue in which the managers of a language training center discuss
their companys advertising strategy. Key expressions used by the chairperson of the
meeting are studied. At the end of the lesson, the students role-play a meeting, taking
turns to chair the discussion. In this updated version of the lesson plan, there is a fun
animated video which can be played instead of the audio.
27. Presentations *
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In this lesson, students learn vocabulary for describing visual aids and practice
giving a presentation using a variety of useful expressions.
28. Business Phrasal Verbs *

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This lively lesson plan presents 16 common phrasal verbs used in business.
These business English phrasal verbs are presented in their natural context. There are two
speaking activities in which students interview each using the target language. For larger
classes, there is a 'Find someone who' activity at the end of the worksheet. This is the
business English version of our general English worksheet Phrasal verbs 1.
29. Project Management *
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In this lesson, students learn important vocabulary for project management,
including describing the progress of a project, key stages and useful terminology.
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Part 4 Sales and Marketing

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Part 5 Business Developments

30. Recession Marketing *


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The theme of this lesson is marketing in a recession. The worksheet is suitable
for people who are responsible for marketing in their companies or who work for marketing
agencies. Students read an article about successful marketing strategies for businesses
during an economic downturn and learn a variety of terms for describing different
marketing tools, strategies and concepts. At the end of the lesson, students talk about how
the global economy has affected their or their clients approach to marketing.
31. Marketing Strategies
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This lesson plan is designed to get your students talking about marketing. The
worksheet covers modern methods of marketing, including social media marketing, email
marketing, internet advertising and search engine optimization. The lesson can be used to
stimulate a lively debate among the students on traditional vs. online marketing.
32. The Sales Meeting
67.
This lesson teaches a variety of useful terms for learners involved in sales.
Through vocabulary and role-play exercises, the students learn how to describe the
benefits of their product/service and make an effective sales pitch in English.
33. Negotiations *
68.
This lesson introduces students to negotiating in English. Common terms for
describing different points of discussion and negotiating positions are studied. Students
then share their own experiences and opinions on a number of negotiation issues. In the
second part of the lesson, there is a listening and role play activity in which useful
expressions for negotiating are studied and practiced.
34. The Fame Game *
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The theme of this lesson is celebrity endorsement. Students read about the
benefits and drawbacks of companies associating their brands with celebrities. Students
learn key vocabulary related to marketing and advertising, and useful expressions for
developing an argument are also studied. During the lesson, several aspects of the
worksheet topic are discussed.
35. Complaining and Apologizing
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The theme of this lesson is handling complaints in business. Students study a
text on the importance of welcoming customer complaints and dealing with problems
promptly. Through listening and role play, the students learn useful expressions for making
complaints, apologizing and taking action.
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36. Motivation
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In this lesson, students read an article about innovative methods, ideas and
devices designed to improve motivation among office staff. Students also learn how to
speculate and make predictions with a variety of different structures. The lesson rounds off
with a discussion activity on the worksheet topic.
37. Innovation and Product Development *
74.
This worksheet presents vocabulary related to product innovation and
development. A variety of terms are introduced for describing the pre-launch stages of a
new product as well as adjectives and expressions for describing technological innovation.

The lesson plan includes discussion ideas and should be particularly useful for students
involved in market research and/or product development.
38. The Future of Streaming *
75.
This 6-page lesson plan is based on an article about the future of the music
streaming sector. The worksheet covers a broad range of activities, including reading,
vocabulary work, grammar practice (relative clauses) and speaking.
39. Mixed Signals for Outsourcing
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The theme of this lesson is outsourcing. Students read an article about how rising
wages and a stronger currency are affecting the Indian outsourcing industry. In the
grammar section of the worksheet, the difference between the present and past perfect is
studied. At the end of the lesson, students talk about the advantages and disadvantages of
outsourcing.
40. Ethics and Conduct *
77.
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to business ethics
and conduct.
41. The New Consumer *
78.
This lesson plan is based on an article about changing shopping habits among
consumers in the UK. The worksheet includes a grammar exercise on tenses for describing
changes.
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42. Sick Leave *
81.
Thinking of calling in sick? Under a new Belgian proposal, you will be obliged to
remain at home for a medical check-up. In this lesson, students read about and discuss
this proposal. The worksheet rounds off with a vocabulary exercise on common ailments
and remedies.
43. The Stress Timebomb Part 1
82.
The first of a two-part lesson plan that looks at the causes and impact of stress in
the workplace. Students read about how stress is affecting small and medium-sized
businesses in the UK. The lesson rounds off with a grammar exercise on reported speech in
which students complete a stressful negotiation dialogue using the target language
structures.
44. The Stress Timebomb Part 2 *
83.
The second of a two-part lesson plan that looks at the causes and impact of
stress in the workplace. Students read about and discuss how small and medium-sized
businesses can reduce stress among employees. The lesson rounds off with an exercise on
expressing future probability.
45. Space Tourism *
84.
This lesson is based on an article on the nascent space tourism industry. The text
focuses on the different companies that will be operating in this market, including Richard
Bransons Virgin Galactic, as well as the future costs and environmental impact of
commercial space flights. In the grammar section of the worksheets, reported statements
and questions are studied and practiced. At the end of the lesson, students discuss
whether they believe space tourism could become mass market.
46. The E-Commerce Revolution
85.
The theme of this lesson is e-commerce. Students read an article on the
changing shopping habits of British consumers and the development of online retailing.
Tenses for describing trends are studied and practiced in the grammar section of the
worksheet, followed by an end-of-lesson discussion on Internet buying habits in the
students own countries.
47. The Next Emerging Market *
86.
The theme of this lesson is international investment. Students read an article
about the investment potential of Iraq and study vocabulary related to infrastructure and
development. In the grammar exercises, students practice asking each other for
information using subject and object questions. At the end of the lesson, the class
discusses their own countries potential for foreign investors.
48. The Economy *
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In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to the economy.
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English for Business Upper Intermediate

91.
92.This course plan covers the full range of business English learner needs, including
listening, situational role plays, reading articles and discussing a variety of business
issues. Use this course plan with students who want to improve all areas of their
business English. Provide further grammar practice where needed by using our
grammar worksheets as supplementary material.
93.
Small Talk
94.
This lesson teaches expressions and techniques for making conversation. The
students study vocabulary for describing different types of social interaction as well as
typical conversation openers and responses. Through listening and role play, the learners
practice greeting each other and making small talk.
Cultural Know-How
95.
The topic of this lesson is the importance of understanding the cultural etiquette
of different countries. The lesson introduces idioms concerned with etiquette and behavior
such as go Dutch, follow suit, return the compliment. Present modal verbs for advice,
possibility and necessity are revised and past forms are introduced and practiced. Finally,
students get to talk about the cultural etiquette of their countries and their experiences
doing business in a cross-cultural environment.
Sharing Viewpoints *
96.
This lesson teaches language for sharing opinions during business meetings and
discussions. Students listen to or watch an animated video of a teleconference involving
the board members of an IT distribution company discussing a proposal to expand their
business. After studying the key expressions from the dialogue, students role-play a
management meeting in which they practice exchanging their own opinions and ideas.
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Is the Customer King?
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The theme of this lesson is customer service. Students read an article about the
opinions of business travellers on the customer service at hotels in different parts of the
world. Words and expressions for describing customer service are practiced. In the
grammar section of the worksheet, tenses for describing a past experience are studied. At
the end of the lesson, students talk about their own customer service experiences.
Problem Solving
99.
In this lesson, students learn useful language for handling and solving problems
at work. Vocabulary for describing different types of problems and solutions is studied.
Students then listen to several dialogues and study the expressions used by the speakers
to declare and diagnose a problem as well as make suggestions and take action. At the
end of the lesson, there is a role play activity in which the language from the lesson is put
into practice. There are two animated videos which can be played instead of the dialogue
or given to the student(s) as material to take away.
Stress Relief *
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The theme of this lesson is work stress. Students read an article about an
unusual method of relieving stress involving volunteers from Madrid. In the grammar
section of the worksheet, reduced relative clauses are studied and practiced. At the end of
the lesson, there is a speaking activity in which the students discuss different stress relief
methods.
Writing Emails
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This lesson teaches useful words and expressions for writing emails in English.
The lesson warms up with a vocabulary exercise in which the students study some
common terms for describing emails and email features, e.g. attachment, read receipt,
disclaimer, etc. The worksheet then presents a variety of words and expressions that can
be written in formal or informal style. This language is put into practice at the end of the
lesson.
Networking
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The theme of this lesson is networking. Students read an article on the benefits
of making useful connections in business and how to be a good networker. In the grammar
section of the worksheet, a variety of structures with get are studied and practiced. At

the end of the lesson, students talk about the usefulness of networking in their businesses,
careers and in job hunting.
9. Back to Work *
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This lesson plan looks at the benefits of working at home compared with office
work. Students read an article about Yahoo!'s controversial decision to ban staff from
working remotely.
10. Managing a Phone Call
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In this lesson, students learn how to manage a phone conversation in English.
Vocabulary for describing telephone behavior is studied. Students then listen to a phone
call and study the expressions used to direct and change the topic of the conversation. The
language from the lesson is put into practice during a telephone call role play.
11. Ethical Chocolate
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The theme of this lesson is business ethics. Students read an article about a UK
chocolate company called Montezumas, whose founders decided to put ethics at the heart
of their business. The lesson introduces a number of common phrasal verbs, which are
studied and practiced. Finally, students discuss attitudes to ethics in their own businesses
and countries.
12. Waiting in Line *
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In this lesson, students read about how the modern office environment has
changed and the innovative workplace practices of Google, Facebook and other big tech
companies.
13. Querying Figures *
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In this lesson, students learn how to query figures in English. Vocabulary for
describing different numerical mistakes is studied. Students then listen to a phone call in
which the speakers report and explain errors. The key expressions used for reporting an
error, quoting a discrepancy, explaining an error and promising action are studied and
practiced.
14. Mumpreneurs *
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This lesson plan is based on an article about 'mumpreneurs' women who
combine being a mother with running a business. The worksheet comprises of reading,
speaking and vocabulary activities, including an exercise on phrasal verbs. An American
English version called 'Mompreneurs' is included.
15. Business Idioms 1 *
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In this lesson, students learn 13 common idioms used in Business English. The
worksheet also provides opportunities for speaking practice.
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16. Predictive Shopping *
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The topic of this lesson plan is predictive shopping how technology companies
are predicting buyers' behavior by collecting data. Students read about a method
developed by Amazon called 'anticipatory shipping'.
17. Business Idioms 2
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In this follow-up to our popular lesson plan Business idioms, students learn 13
more English idioms used in business. The worksheet focuses on vocabulary and speaking
practice.
18. The Financial Crisis *
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The theme of this lesson is the global financial crisis. Students read an article on
how the economic downturn was affecting Britain in 2008. A number of economic terms
are introduced, and a variety of structures for predicting and speculating about the future
are studied and practiced. Students discuss how their countries have been affected by the
crisis.
19. Phrasal Verbs in Business
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This lesson plan introduces students to 18 common phrasal verbs used in a
business context. These phrasal verbs are presented in their natural context. The lesson
plan includes a speaking activity in which students interview each using the target
language.
20. Groupon Culture *
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The topic of this reading and discussion lesson is coupon marketing and the
American internet company, Groupon. Students read an article about Groupons business
model and its impact on the UK's discount marketplace. This is followed by a speaking

activity in which students discuss Groupon's recent troubles and the drawbacks of the
discount voucher business model.
21. Negotiating Deals
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This lesson teaches useful language for learners who need to negotiate in
English. After studying vocabulary for describing the different stages in a negotiation,
students listen to two extracts from a negotiation and study the tactics and key structures
that are used by each side to make proposals, bargain, and reach a deal. At the end of the
lesson, the students role-play a negotiation using the language from the lesson.
22. Funny Business *
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How can comedy be useful in a business environment? That's the topic of this
lesson plan. Students read an article on the benefits of improvisational comedy in business
and discuss whether learning improv would be useful in their professions.
23. Selecting a Job Candidate *
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In this lesson, students learn general expressions for discussing and selecting
suitable candidates for a job. The worksheet is especially useful for students who work in
human resources or management.
24. From Bust to Boom *
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The theme of this lesson is what makes a country attractive to potential
investors. Students read about the investment potential of Germany and learn a variety of
important terms for describing a nations economy. At the end of the lesson, students
discuss the investment potential of their own countries using vocabulary from the
worksheet.
25. African Potential *
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In this lesson, students read an article about the investment potential of Africa.
The worksheet includes several vocabulary and discussion activities.
26. Chairing Meetings *
122.
This lesson teaches useful expressions for learners who need to chair meetings in
English. After studying vocabulary for describing the skills and roles of a chairperson,
students listen to a dialogue in which the managers of a language training center discuss
their companys advertising strategy. Key expressions used by the chairperson of the
meeting are studied. At the end of the lesson, the students role-play a meeting, taking
turns to chair the discussion. In this updated version of the lesson plan, there is a fun
animated video which can be played instead of the audio.
27. Bad Meetings
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In this lesson, students watch David Grady talk about how bad, inefficient and
overcrowded meetings negatively affect businesses and employees. The worksheet
focuses on listening, vocabulary and speaking.
28. Advertising and Promotion *
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In this lesson, students learn useful words and phrases for talking about
advertising methods and promotional strategies.
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29. Youre Fired! *
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The theme of this lesson is employee misconduct. Students read an article about
how companies in the UK deal with employees who have committed offences at work and
in their leisure time. Terms for describing different offences, crimes and aspects of the
legal system are studied. In the grammar exercises, the students review and practice the
first, second, third and mixed conditionals. At the end of the lesson, the class discusses the
worksheet topic.
30. Corporate Crime *
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In this lesson, students learn how to describe different types of corporate crime
and read about big corporate scandals including Enron, Worldcom and Parmalat. There are
plenty of opportunities for discussion.
31. Meeting Reports *
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This lesson teaches the vocabulary and grammar necessary for taking meeting
minutes in English. Students listen to a dialogue of a meeting and read an extract from the
minutes. After studying the vocabulary and grammar used in the text, they practice
reporting statements and taking minutes.

32. Dress Code *


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The theme of this lesson is company dress code. Students read a short article
about the changing attitudes towards employee dress code among businesses in the UK. In
the grammar section of the worksheet, the passive voice is reviewed. This is followed by a
discussion on the issues raised in the article and the general attitude to company clothes
policy in the students own countries.
33. The Richard Branson Interview Part 1
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This lesson plan is the first of three-part worksheet series based on an interview
with the British entrepreneur and founder of the Virgin business empire, Sir Richard
Branson. In this extract from the interview, Branson talks about the foundations of his
empire, what the Virgin brand stands for and what drives him to launch new businesses.
34. The Richard Branson Interview Part 2 *
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In the second part of our Richard Branson interview series, Branson jokes about
some of his business ventures, including his Virgin Galactic space tourism business. He
recalls a daring hot air balloon flight and talks about his adventurous spirit.
35. Information Technology *
135.
This lesson plan covers a range of vocabulary for talking about general areas of
IT, including software, hardware, web hosting, web design and troubleshooting.
36. The Rise of Twitter *
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The theme of this lesson is the growth of the social networking tool Twitter.
Students watch Evan Williams, co-founder of Twitter, talking about the reasons for Twitters
popularity. Several idioms and phrases related to launching a business are studied. In the
grammar section, emphatic structures used by the speaker are studied and practiced.
Finally there is a discussion activity on Twitter and how social networking tools can be used
in business, as well as an optional video-based exercise for more tech-savvy students.
37. Office Speak
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The theme of this light-hearted lesson is office jargon. Students read a satirical
article on everyday business clichs used in the modern workplace. There is a speaking
activity at the end of the lesson in which the students describe situations that illustrate
particular clichs and discuss the use of business jargon in their own countries. The
worksheet works well with advanced, good-natured classes.
38. A Continuous Journey
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In this lesson, students watch Richard St. John talking about his success and
failure in business. Idiomatic expressions for describing succeeding and failing are covered
in the worksheet. There is also an optional activity on functional words and expressions
used in storytelling.
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Business English Vocabulary Intermediate

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Use this course plan to help learners develop their business English vocabulary. A
diverse range of topics are covered. The worksheets provide plenty of opportunities for
putting the new words and expressions into practice. The course plan can be used as a
supplementary resource or as a standalone course.
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The Career Ladder
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In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to job titles and
career paths.
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Describing Workers
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This lesson plan is a great way to develop students' ability to talk about peoples
personality and character traits at work. The worksheet presents a variety of adjectives for
describing qualities and flaws, as well as additional expressions for describing typical office
personalities.
Managing Tasks *
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In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to tasks and time
management.
Business Meetings

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This lesson plan covers vocabulary for talking about meetings. Students learn a
number of terms for describing the different types and purposes of meetings as well as
problems and other issues related to organized discussions.
5. Ethics and Conduct *
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In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to business ethics
and conduct.
6. Innovation and Product Development *
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This worksheet presents vocabulary related to product innovation and
development. A variety of terms are introduced for describing the pre-launch stages of a
new product as well as adjectives and expressions for describing technological innovation.
The lesson plan includes discussion ideas and should be particularly useful for students
involved in market research and/or product development.
7. Marketing Strategies
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This lesson plan is designed to get your students talking about marketing. The
worksheet covers modern methods of marketing, including social media marketing, email
marketing, internet advertising and search engine optimization. The lesson can be used to
stimulate a lively debate among the students on traditional vs. online marketing.
8. The Economy *
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In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to the economy.
9. Financial Statements *
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This lesson plan is suitable for students who deal with accounting issues,
especially those who need to prepare or interpret financial statements in English. This
worksheet presents vocabulary related to a companys balance sheet and profit and loss
statement. For teachers who are unfamiliar with accounting terms, we have included
additional notes in the key to help clear up any confusion.
10. Contracts
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In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to contracts. The
worksheet is suitable for intermediate business English as well as legal English students.
11. Business Phrasal Verbs *
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This lively lesson plan presents 16 common phrasal verbs used in business.
These business English phrasal verbs are presented in their natural context. There are two
speaking activities in which students interview each using the target language. For larger
classes, there is a 'Find someone who' activity at the end of the worksheet. This is the
business English version of our general English worksheet Phrasal verbs 1.
12. Salary and Pay
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This worksheet covers a range of vocabulary for talking about salary and pay.
The lesson plan rounds off with a discussion activity in which students put the target
language into practice.
13. Project Management *
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In this lesson, students learn important vocabulary for project management,
including describing the progress of a project, key stages and useful terminology.
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English for Human Resources Intermediate

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This course plan is a short series of worksheets for students working in human
resources and recruitment, who need to use English in their work.
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1. Working in Human Resources
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This audio and video-aided worksheet is designed to get HR specialists talking
about their work. The lesson plan is based in part on the format and content of our popular
business English worksheet 'Company and job'.
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2. Describing Workers
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This lesson plan is a great way to develop students' ability to talk about peoples
personality and character traits at work. The worksheet presents a variety of adjectives for

describing qualities and flaws, as well as additional expressions for describing typical office
personalities.
3. Liar Liar
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This lesson is based on an article that discusses why job applicants are
increasingly lying on their CVs/rsums and how employers are trying to deal with the
problem. Lesson activities include a game in which students write down and read out
sentences about their own educational and professional background, and their partners try
to guess if they are lying or not.
4. The Career Ladder
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In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to job titles and
career paths.
5. Corporate Well-Being
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This theme of this lesson is corporate health. Students read an article about a
company that is attempting to improve the well-being of its staff and listen to two
corporate health experts commenting on the firms health initiatives. In the grammar
section of the worksheet, the present simple, present continuous, past simple, present
perfect simple and past simple are reviewed. This is followed by a discussion on corporate
health initiatives.
6. Sick Leave
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Thinking of calling in sick? Under a new Belgian proposal, you will be obliged to
remain at home for a medical check-up. In this lesson, students read about and discuss
this proposal. The worksheet rounds off with a vocabulary exercise on common ailments
and remedies.
7. Salary and Pay
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This worksheet covers a range of vocabulary for talking about salary and pay.
The lesson plan rounds off with a discussion activity in which students put the target
language into practice.
8. Thirsty Work
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In this lesson, students read an article on the benefits and drawbacks of the
coffee shop as a place for work and business. In the grammar section of the worksheet,
students practice using the present perfect for describing recent changes, changes over
time and situations that have continued until the present. At the end of the lesson, the
class shares their own opinions about working in cafes.
9. The Stress Timebomb Part 1
176.
The first of a two-part lesson plan that looks at the causes and impact of stress in
the workplace. Students read about how stress is affecting small and medium-sized
businesses in the UK. The lesson rounds off with a grammar exercise on reported speech in
which students complete a stressful negotiation dialogue using the target language
structures.
10.The Stress Timebomb Part 2 *
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The second of a two-part lesson plan that looks at the causes and impact of
stress in the workplace. Students read about and discuss how small and medium-sized
businesses can reduce stress among employees. The lesson rounds off with an exercise on
expressing future probability.
11. Motivation
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In this lesson, students read an article about innovative methods, ideas and
devices designed to improve motivation among office staff. Students also learn how to
speculate and make predictions with a variety of different structures. The lesson rounds off
with a discussion activity on the worksheet topic.
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1. A Continuous Journey
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In this lesson, students watch Richard St. John talking about his success and
failure in business. Idiomatic expressions for describing succeeding and failing are covered
in the worksheet. There is also an optional activity on functional words and expressions
used in storytelling.
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In this lesson, students watch Bill Gross talk about the key factors that make a
startup successful. The worksheet focuses on listening, vocabulary and speaking.
Bad Meetings
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In this lesson, students watch David Grady talk about how bad, inefficient and
overcrowded meetings negatively affect businesses and employees. The worksheet
focuses on listening, vocabulary and speaking.
185.
The Richard Branson Interview Part 1
186.
This lesson plan is the first of three-part worksheet series based on an interview
with the British entrepreneur and founder of the Virgin business empire, Sir Richard
Branson. In this extract from the interview, Branson talks about the foundations of his
empire, what the Virgin brand stands for and what drives him to launch new businesses.
The Richard Branson Interview Part 2
187.
In the second part of our Richard Branson interview series, Branson jokes about
some of his business ventures, including his Virgin Galactic space tourism business. He
recalls a daring hot air balloon flight and talks about his adventurous spirit.
The Rise of Twitter
188.
The theme of this lesson is the growth of the social networking tool Twitter.
Students watch Evan Williams, co-founder of Twitter, talking about the reasons for Twitters
popularity. Several idioms and phrases related to launching a business are studied. In the
grammar section, emphatic structures used by the speaker are studied and practiced.
Finally there is a discussion activity on Twitter and how social networking tools can be used
in business, as well as an optional video-based exercise for more tech-savvy students.
Brand Freedom
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In this lesson, students watch Tim Leberecht talking about how companies can
usefully lose control of their brands. The worksheet includes exercises covering key
vocabulary from the talk, and there is a discussion on brand control and customer
empowerment. To access or download the video, copy and paste this link into your
browser: http://video.ted.com/talk/podcast/2012G/None/TimLeberecht_2012G.mp4
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English for Work and Life Elementary

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This evolving course plan comprises elements of both business and general
English. The full range of language needs are covered listening, reading, role play,
vocabulary development, grammar practice and speaking.
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First Meeting
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This worksheet is suitable for the first lesson of an elementary-level business
English course. Students learn and practice some basic expressions for meeting and
greeting each other and review the first, second and third person forms of the verb be.
Countries and Nationalities (Business Version) *
197.
In this business English version of our lesson plan Countries and nationalities,
students learn and put into practice the names of important countries, nations and
nationalities. In this version of the worksheet, students use the target language to talk
about the origins of some world famous brands. The lesson assumes a basic knowledge of
the verb 'be'.
Possessive Adjectives
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In this lesson, students learn the possessive adjectives my, your, his, her, its, our,
your, and their. There is a role play activity in which students put the target language into
practice.
Describing People *
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In this lesson, students learn basic adjectives and structures for describing
peoples appearance and personality. At the end of the lesson, students describe their
friends to each other, putting the language from the lesson into practice.
Telling the Time
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In this lesson, students learn how to tell the time and practice basic numbers.
Jobs and Routines *

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In this lesson, the names of various jobs are introduced, and students learn how
to speak about their daily routines using the present simple. The present simple
affirmative and question forms are presented.
7. Family
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In this lesson, students learn how to talk about their families using vocabulary for
family members and possessives. Basic questions for requesting information about people
are also reviewed in the lesson.
8. Work Relationships *
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In this lesson, students learn basic vocabulary for describing the relationships
between the members of a company's staff.
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9. Work and Play
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In this lesson, students learn vocabulary for typical work tasks and leisure time
activities. The worksheet presents adverbs of frequency (never, rarely, sometimes, often,
etc.) as well as once/twice/three times a week/month/year. There are lots of How often...?
questions and opportunities for students to communicate with each other using the target
language. This is the business English version of our General English worksheet Free Time.
10. Whats the Weather Like?
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This worksheet presents basic vocabulary for describing the weather. Students
talk about the weather in their countries using adverbs of frequency.
11. I Like It! *
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In this lesson, students learn the structure like, don't like, hate, love + -ing.
Students listen to a short conversation about likes and dislikes. There is also an online
video-aided exercise in which students watch a series of video clips and make sentences
using the target language.
12. Describing People at Work *
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In this lesson, students learn basic adjectives for describing people's character
traits at work. At the end of the lesson, students put the target language into practice by
describing themselves and their colleagues.
13. I Can Drive *
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In this lesson, students learn how to talk about ability using the modal verb
can/cant.
14. Rules of the Workplace *
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In this lesson, students learn the use of can/can't for talking about permission
and prohibition. The lesson features a listening exercise in which a manager is explaining
workplace rules to a new employee.
15. Who Was He? *
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In this lesson, students learn and practice the past forms of the verb "be". The
second part of the worksheet provides plenty of speaking practice as well as opportunities
to revise some vocabulary from other worksheets, e.g. Family, Whats the Weather Like?
and Countries and Nationalities.
16. At the Coffee Shop *
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In this lesson, students learn how to order coffee and snacks in a coffee shop. For
the listening activity, teachers can play a dialogue or animated video of a coffee shop
scene. There is a role play activity at the end of the worksheet.
17. Business People
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This lesson introduces students to the past simple forms of regular verbs. The
worksheet includes a text about Steve Jobs and a gap-fill exercise and speaking activity on
Anita Roddick, who was Britain's most famous businesswoman.
18. At the Weekend *
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In this lesson, students learn the past simple forms of common irregular verbs
and talk about what they did at the weekend.
19. Company History *
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In this lesson, students learn how to talk about the history of a company using
the past simple.
20. Crazy Hotels *
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In this lesson, students learn how to create sentences with there is and there are.
The worksheet is based on a text and dialogue about four unusual hotels. There is a

vocabulary exercise and a speaking activity in which students practice the target
language. The lesson develops reading, listening and speaking skills.
21. At a Hotel *
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In this lesson, students learn how to book a hotel room and check in at a hotel.
There is a role play activity at the end of the worksheet.
22. On Holiday *
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This lesson introduces elementary students to the present continuous. The target
language is presented in a dialogue and there are several activities in which students
practice the new structure. The worksheet also presents expressions for describing typical
holiday/vacation activities and revises language from previous lessons, e.g. Free Time and
Whats the Weather Like?
23. Location (Business Version) *
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This business English version of our lesson filler Location presents common
prepositions of location (in, on, next to, in front of, behind, between, above and under).
Students practice describing the location of people and objects in their offices.
24. Asking for Directions
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In this lesson, students learn how to ask for and give directions. There is a role
play activity at the end of the worksheet.
25. The Body *
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In this lesson, students learn key vocabulary for describing parts of the body,
body actions and the five senses. Basic knowledge of the present continuous as well as
verbs of liking/disliking is assumed, and the worksheet can be used to recycle these
grammar areas.
26. Transport
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In this lesson, students learn vocabulary related to public transport as well as
practical expressions to use at a train station, in a taxi and at an airport check-in desk. The
lesson plan includes a listening activity with the option to play animated video clips
representing the different transport situations. There is a role play exercise at the end of
the worksheet.
27. Something to Eat *
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Students learn vocabulary for describing food and drink, as well as the use of
countable and uncountable nouns with some and any. This lesson is a great opportunity to
review structures and build on grammar covered in previous worksheets, especially Crazy
Hotels. The lesson includes a video clip and rounds off nicely with a role play activity in
which students put the target language into practice.
28. At a Restaurant *
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In this lesson, students learn how to order a meal at a restaurant. There is a role
play activity at the end of the worksheet.
29. Questions
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In this business version of our general English lesson plan Question words,
students practice asking questions with the words who, why, where, when, whose, etc. The
worksheet assumes a basic knowledge of the present simple, present continuous and past
simple.
30. Healthy Living *
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This worksheet is great for getting students to interact with each other using
quantifiers. The lesson begins with a pair work activity in which students interview each
other about their lifestyles. Students practice forming questions with how much / how
many and answering with a lot, much, many, a few, a little, etc. The lesson rounds off
nicely with a fun and motivating activity in which the students try to guess some facts
about their partners using the target language. The activities can easily be adapted for
one-to-one settings.
31. On Your Desk *
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This lesson teaches vocabulary for common objects found on a desk. Students
describe their desks using there is/are and the verb have. There is a fun activity in which
the students learn about themselves by reading a text on what their desks say about
them.
32. Clothes and Colors *
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In this worksheet, students review words for different items of clothing and learn
how to describe different colors. There is also a grammar review exercise on 'some', 'a/an'
and 'any'.

33. Next Week *


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Students learn the structure going to + infinitive for talking about the future. The
lesson plan includes a listening and motivating role play activity.
34. Marketing Words
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In this lesson, students learn useful vocabulary related to marketing as well as
the comparative forms of basic adjectives. The worksheet can be used as a business
English alternative to our popular general English lesson plan 'True or False'.
35. Extreme Places *
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In this lesson, students study the superlative form of adjectives by reading about
the most 'extreme' places where people live. At the end of the lesson, there is an engaging
activity in which students ask and answer questions about extreme places in their own
countries.
36. Cultural Differences *
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In this lesson, students compare the behavior and cultural habits of people from
different countries. The structure and use of common adverbs is introduced and practiced.
The lesson ends with a speaking activity in which students talk about how people behave
in their own countries or cities.
37. The Future of the World
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In this lesson, students read and complete predictions about the year 2050 and
learn the structure will/won't + infinitive for talking about future predictions.
38. Visiting the Doctor *
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In this dialogue-aided lesson plan, students learn how to describe a number of
typical medical ailments, symptoms and treatments. The lesson includes two simple
doctor-patient dialogues. A basic knowledge of the present simple, present continuous and
past simple tenses is assumed.
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39. I Have Been to... *
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This lesson introduces elementary students to the present perfect of the verb be.
40. Achievement (Business Version) *
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In this lesson, students practice forming sentences and questions in the present
perfect simple (regular and irregular verbs). The worksheet includes a text about Bill Gates
and rounds off with a 'Find Someone Who...' activity.
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This evolving course plan comprises elements of both business and general
English. The full range of language needs are covered listening, reading, role play,
vocabulary development, grammar practice and speaking.
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New People *
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In this lesson, students learn useful expressions for meeting and getting to know
new people. The lesson also covers the use of the present simple and present continuous.
This worksheet is suitable for pre-intermediate and weak intermediate students. There is
animated video version of the dialogue included in the lesson plan.
Present Review (Business Version) *
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In this business English version of our video-aided lesson plan Present review,
students review the present simple and present continuous tenses. The worksheet is
suitable for classroom practice or homework.
Words in English
247.
In this business English version of our popular lesson filler 'Learning English',
students learn how to say the letters of the alphabet, how to ask about the meaning and
spelling of unfamiliar words and how to describe different parts of speech (nouns, verbs,
prepositions, pronouns adverbs). There is a pair work activity in which partners take turns
to ask each other questions about the English terms for common items found in an office.
Taking a Break *
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In this lesson, students read an article about how skipping lunch can affect
productivity and wellbeing in the workplace. The worksheet includes an activity on the use
of can/can't for talking about ability and possibility.

5. Describing Character and Behavior *


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In this lesson, students learn how to describe a persons character.
6. Describing Appearance
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In this lesson, students learn how to describe other peoples physical
appearance. The worksheet presents common adjectives used for describing what
someone looks like as well as questions for asking about another persons looks.
7. Nomophobia *
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This lesson plan is based on an article about `nomophobia' (the fear of losing
one's mobile device). Students do a quick survey on their own mobile fears and then read
about how nomophobia is affecting people in the UK. This is followed by a grammar
exercise on prepositional phrases. There is also an American English version of the
worksheet available to download.
8. Mobile Phones Cell Phones *
252.
In this lesson, students learn useful words and phrases for talking about their
mobile devices. Teachers can download a British or American English version of the
worksheet.
9. Photo Story
253.
In this lesson, students listen to Kate talking about her Facebook photos and
study the past continuous tense.
10. Bright Ideas
254.
In this lesson, students read about UK businessman Richard Branson's ideas. The
worksheet includes a grammar exercise on defining relative clauses with 'who', 'which',
'that', 'whose' and 'where'.
11. Shops and Shopping *
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In this lesson, students learn useful words and phrases for talking about
shops/stores and shopping. Teachers can download a British or American English version of
the worksheet.
12. Buying Clothes *
256.
This worksheet presents useful words and structures for describing and buying
clothes. The lesson plan includes a listening exercise and a role play activity at the end.
13. Past Review (Business Version) *
257.
In this business English version of our video-aided lesson plan Past review,
students review the past simple and past continuous tenses. The worksheet is suitable for
classroom practice or homework.
14. Comparing Brands *
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In this dialogue-based lesson, students listen to a short market survey interview
with a consumer about her opinions on consumer electronics brands. The focus is on the
comparative and superlative forms of adjectives. At the end of the worksheet, there is a
role play in which students interview each other.
15. In the Family
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In this lesson, students learn how to describe family members and relationships.
16. Travel Plans *
260.
In this dialogue-based lesson plan, students review the structure 'going to' +
infinitive for stating plans and making predictions.
17. Life Stages
261.
In this lesson, students learn how to describe the different stages of a person's
life from childhood to old age.
18. Work Space *
262.
In this lesson, students read a text about the pros and cons of working in an
open-plan office. The worksheet focuses on vocabulary and speaking. There is also an
exercise on linking words and phrases.
19. Hotel Reservations
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In this dialogue-aided lesson plans, students learn how to book a hotel room and
practice talking about hotels.
20. Describing a Job *
264.
In this lesson, students learn how to talk about a job. The worksheet presents
some common nouns, adjectives and expressions used for describing jobs. The lesson
rounds off with a speaking activity in which students interview each other about their own
or other peoples jobs using the target language.
21. Money Vocabulary *

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In this lesson, students learn and practice a variety of vocabulary related to
money and value.
22. In the Future *
266.
In this lesson, students read about the future predictions that science fiction
writer Isaac Asimov made in 1964 about the world of 2014. The structure 'will + infinitive'
for making predictions is studied and practiced.
23. Informal Emails
267.
In this lesson, students learn how to write informal emails. The worksheet
presents a variety of typical words and expressions used when greeting someone in an
email, writing pleasantries, attaching files, etc.
24. Future Review (Business Version) *
268.
In this video-aided lesson plan, students review the structures going to, will and
the present continuous for talking about the future. The worksheet is suitable for
classroom practice or homework.
25. Living at Work *
269.
In this lesson, students read about the lifestyle of certain Google employees who
have reportedly been living on the company's premises. The worksheet includes several
vocabulary exercises and a discussion activity.
26. Illness and Health *
270.
This lesson introduces vocabulary for describing illnesses, symptoms, remedies
and healthy/unhealthy lifestyles.
27. Compliments *
271.
In this short lesson filler, students learn how to make and receive a compliment.
28. Stereotypes *
272.
In this lesson, students read a short article on the perception of British culture
according to expats living in Britain. The passive voice is studied in the grammar part of
the lesson.
29. Everyday Expressions
273.
In this short lesson filler, students and practice learn 9 typical English social
expressions.
30. Describing Food
274.
In this lesson, students learn useful vocabulary for describing different types of
food, including terms for different flavors and dishes.
31. Expensive Taste *
275.
In this lesson, students read a short article on how the price of food influences its
taste according to a scientific study. The worksheet also presents verbs and expressions
for giving and reporting opinions. The lesson rounds off with a discussion activity in which
students share their opinions on various topics.
32. Changes *
276.
In this lesson, students develop their understanding of the present perfect tense
through listening, language practice and role play. Ideal for strong pre-intermediate
students as well as intermediate students.
33. Weather and Climate
277.
In this dialogue and video-aided lesson plan, students learn how to describe the
weather and talk about climate change.
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34. Present Perfect Practice (Business Version) *
279.
In this business English version of our lesson plan Present perfect practice,
students study the past simple and past participle forms of common irregular verb and
practice the present perfect with 'since', 'for', 'ever' and 'never'.
35. At Home
280.
In this lesson, students learn how to describe household chores and different
rooms in their homes.
36. Asking Questions (Business Version)
281.
Questions can be especially tricky for lower level learners. This business English
version of our simple lesson. Asking questions is designed to build the students'
confidence when using question structures.
37. Out of the Way
282.
In this lesson, students read about a Chinese city that has created a special lane
for pedestrians who use their mobile phones while walking. The grammar section of the

worksheet looks at reported speech. There is an American English version of the worksheet
which includes American English vocabulary (cellphone, sidewalk, etc.)
38. Rise of the Mammone *
283.
In this lesson, students read about why many Italian adults are still living at home
with their parents. The worksheet rounds off with a review of the present, present perfect
and past tenses.
39. Controversy
284.
In this lesson, students read about a Norwegian proposal to ban begging. The
worksheet also introduces the first conditional structure.
40. First Conditional Review (Business Version) *
285.
This is the business version of our grammar lesson plan First Conditional Review.
The worksheet is suitable for classroom practice or homework.
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English for Work and Life Intermediate

289.
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This evolving course plan comprises elements of both business and general
English. The full range of language needs are covered listening, reading, role play,
vocabulary development, grammar practice and speaking.
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Part 1 People

1. Introductions
293.
This lesson teaches expressions for first-time introductions. Through listening and
role play, students learn how to introduce themselves to a colleague or business associate
and make appropriate small talk. This worksheet is suitable for the first lesson of a
business English course, and provides a good opportunity for the student(s) and teacher to
get to know each other.
2. Company and Job
294.
This lesson teaches students useful vocabulary for talking about their company
and job. Learners study expressions for describing a companys history, location, size,
market position, financial results and strategy. Students listen to or watch an animated
video of three co-workers talking about their work. They learn how to talk about their job
responsibilities and what they like/dislike about their work. This worksheet is particularly
suitable for the first or second lesson of a business English course.
3. King of Chess *
295.
The topic of this lesson is sporting talent. Students read an article on an
extremely gifted child chess prodigy from Ireland. In the grammar exercise, there is a
review of the present simple, present perfect simple, past simple and used to + infinitive.
At the end of the lesson, students talk about sporting talents in their own countries.
4. Birth or Upbringing *
296.
The theme of this lesson is what makes a successful businessman. Students read
an article that discusses whether entrepreneurs are born with certain character traits or
develop the necessary skills and mindset. Vocabulary for describing entrepreneurial
activity and personality is studied, and students have an opportunity to share their
opinions on the topic.
5. Character and Feelings
297.
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to peoples
character and feelings.
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6. On the Run
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In this lesson, students read an article about Dean Karnazes, a so-called ultramarathon runner who has run distances of up to 350 miles non-stop. In the grammar
exercises, the differences between the gerund and infinitive forms in two-verb structures
are studied and practiced. At the end of the lesson, students share their reactions to the
ultra-marathon lifestyle and talk about other feats of endurance.
7. Diplomatic Language *
301.
This lesson teaches learners how to avoid causing offence by expressing
themselves in a more tactful, diplomatic way. After studying a variety of adjectives for

describing different attitudes, the students learn how to use special softening structures
through reading, language practice and role play.
8. Present Perfect 1
302.
In this lesson, students study and practice the main uses of the present perfect
as well as differences between the present perfect and past simple. The worksheet is
suitable for both classroom practice and self-study.
9. Press One *
303.
In this lesson, students read an article about why a British man built a website to
help people save time and avoid getting frustrated when phoning company call centers.
The worksheet focuses on vocabulary, grammar and speaking.
10. Describing Workers
304.
This lesson plan is a great way to develop students' ability to talk about peoples
personality and character traits at work. The worksheet presents a variety of adjectives for
describing qualities and flaws, as well as additional expressions for describing typical office
personalities.
11. Different Perceptions
305.
In this lesson, students read about a survey on men and women business owners
and learn some new adjectives for describing character traits. The worksheet includes a
grammar exercise on the structure verb + object + infinitive/-ing.
12. Salary and Pay
306.
This worksheet covers a range of vocabulary for talking about salary and pay.
The lesson plan rounds off with a discussion activity in which students put the target
language into practice.

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Part 2 Food and Travel

13. Comfort Food *


308.
The topic of this lesson is cooking. Students read an article on the cooking
repertoire of the British and study words to describe different kinds of food and cooking.
Students then talk about their own countries cuisines.
14. At the Restaurant *
309.
This lesson teaches common words and expressions for describing food and
drink, restaurant service and parts of meals. Through listening and role play, students
learn how to order a meal in a restaurant as well as discuss menu options with a guest and
decide who to pay.
15. Food and Drink
310.
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to food and drink.
16. At the Hotel
311.
This lesson teaches common words and phrases for describing hotel facilities,
service and staff, as well as practical expressions to use with a hotel receptionist. Through
listening and role play, students learn how to book a room, check in and check out.
17. Sightseeing *
312.
In this lesson, students practice talking about a sightseeing holiday and learn
some common adjectives for describing a tourist destination.
18. Extreme Living *
313.
The topic of this lesson is living in an extreme environment. Students read an
article on how the inhabitants of Yakutsk in Russia cope with living in the worlds coldest
city. Students share their reactions and discuss how the climate in their own countries
compares.
19. Extreme Adjectives
314.
In this lesson filler, students learn how to be more descriptive using extreme
adjectives, e.g. brilliant, terrible, dreadful, exhausted, huge, tiny, filthy, starving, etc. The
worksheet includes gap-fill and speaking exercises to get the students practicing the
adjectives.
20. Metro Stress *
315.
The theme of this lesson is transport and stress. Students read an article on the
problems faced by commuters and workers on the metro in the Russian capital Moscow.
The passive voice is studied and practiced. At the end of the lesson, students talk about
the transport systems in their own countries.
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21. Road and Transport *

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In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to road and
transport.
22. Space Tourism *
318.
This lesson is based on an article on the nascent space tourism industry. The text
focuses on the different companies that will be operating in this market, including Richard
Bransons Virgin Galactic, as well as the future costs and environmental impact of
commercial space flights. In the grammar section of the worksheets, reported statements
and questions are studied and practiced. At the end of the lesson, students discuss
whether they believe space tourism could become mass market.
23. Cars
319.
In this lesson, students learn how to talk about cars. The worksheet introduces
vocabulary for describing different exterior and interior car parts as well as a number of
common phrasal verbs related to driving. There is an American English version of the
worksheet which includes US car terms.
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Part 3 Tasks

24. Starting and Ending a Call


322.
This lesson teaches useful expressions for starting and ending a phone call.
Through listening and role play, students learn a variety of ways to answer the phone,
introduce themselves to the receiver, ask to speak to someone, state the reason for calling
and end a phone call.
25. Telephone Messages *
323.
This lesson teaches useful language for taking and leaving messages during a
business call. Through vocabulary, listening and role-play exercises, students learn how to
leave a message for someone, take down a message from a caller and exchange
information on the phone.
26. Email Style
324.
This lesson teaches useful vocabulary for learners who need to write emails in
English. The worksheet presents the differences between formal, informal and neutral
email styles, and there are a number of writing exercises in which the students practice
using different levels of formality.
27. Making Plans *
325.
This lesson teaches vocabulary and expressions for making plans and
arrangements. Through listening and role play, the students learn how to schedule, cancel
and re-schedule a meeting. The use of the present continuous for stating future plans is
also studied, as well as common phrasal verbs used when making arrangements. There
are two animated videos which can be played as an interesting alternative to the audio
dialogues.
28. Planning Ahead *
326.
The theme of this lesson is probability and chance. Students read an article on an
unusual, statistical approach to planning their week. Collocations for describing several
routines and activities are studied. In the grammar exercises, students learn how to
express probability and chance using modal verbs and other useful structures. At the end,
students select from a list of topics and discuss what they believe will happen in each
case.
29. Future Plans and Decisions Present Continuous, Will, Going to
327.
In this lesson, students study and practice basic grammatical structures for
talking about future plans and decisions the present continuous, will + infinitive and
going to + infinitive. The lesson is suitable for both classroom practice and self-study.
30. Common Expressions in Business *
328.
Need to fill up 15 minutes of an intermediate business English class? Use this
lesson filler to teach your students ten common expressions used in spoken English.
31. Thirsty Work *
329.
In this lesson, students read an article on the benefits and drawbacks of the
coffee shop as a place for work and business. In the grammar section of the worksheet,
students practice using the present perfect for describing recent changes, changes over
time and situations that have continued until the present. At the end of the lesson, the
class shares their own opinions about working in cafes.
32.
Managing Tasks *

330.
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to tasks and time
management.
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Part 4 Health and Wellbeing

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Part 5 Sales and marketing

33. Corporate Well-Being


333.
Students read an article about a company that is attempting to improve the wellbeing of its staff and listen to two corporate health experts commenting on the firms
health initiatives. In the grammar section of the worksheet, the present simple, present
continuous, past simple, present perfect simple and past simple are reviewed. This is
followed by a discussion on corporate health initiatives.
34. Longevity
334.
The theme of this lesson is longevity. Students read an article on the habits that
can lead to a longer life and study common collocations for describing healthy lifestyles.
Structures for speculating and explaining are also studied and practiced. At the end of the
lesson, the students discuss the article topic.
35. Sick Leave *
335.
Thinking of calling in sick? Under a new Belgian proposal, you will be obliged to
remain at home for a medical check-up. In this lesson, students read about and discuss
this proposal. The worksheet rounds off with a vocabulary exercise on common ailments
and remedies.
36. Health and Illness
336.
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to health and
illness.
37. Population Science *
337.
The theme of this lesson is education and the problem of rising global population.
Students read an article about a proposed strategy to limit global population growth by
putting more girls in the developing world through secondary school. The first and second
conditionals are studied and practiced. At the end of the lesson, students talk about
population problems in their own countries.
38. Emergencies
338.
In this dialogue-aided lesson plan, students learn vocabulary related to the
emergency services as well as expressions for reporting an emergency.
39. The Stress Timebomb Part 1
339.
The first of a two-part lesson plan that looks at the causes and impact of stress in
the workplace. Students read about how stress is affecting small and medium-sized
businesses in the UK. The lesson rounds off with a grammar exercise on reported speech in
which students complete a stressful negotiation dialogue using the target language
structures.
40. The Stress Timebomb Part 2 *
340.
The second of a two-part lesson plan that looks at the causes and impact of
stress in the workplace. Students read about and discuss how small and medium-sized
businesses can reduce stress among employees. The lesson rounds off with a exercise on
expressing future probability.
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41. Recession Marketing *
343.
The theme of this lesson is marketing in a recession. The worksheet is suitable
for people who are responsible for marketing in their companies or who work for marketing
agencies. Students read an article about successful marketing strategies for businesses
during an economic downturn and learn a variety of terms for describing different
marketing tools, strategies and concepts. At the end of the lesson, students talk about how
the global economy has affected their or their clients approach to marketing.
42. The Sales Meeting
344.
This lesson teaches a variety of useful terms for learners involved in sales.
Through vocabulary and role-play exercises, the students learn how to describe the
benefits of their product/service and make an effective sales pitch in English.
43. Negotiations *
345.
This lesson introduces students to negotiating in English. Common terms for
describing different points of discussion and negotiating positions are studied. Students

then share their own experiences and opinions on a number of negotiation issues. In the
second part of the lesson, there is a listening and role play activity in which useful
expressions for negotiating are studied and practiced.
44. The Fame Game *
346.
The theme of this lesson is celebrity endorsement. Students read about the
benefits and drawbacks of companies associating their brands with celebrities. Students
learn key vocabulary related to marketing and advertising, and useful expressions for
developing an argument are also studied. During the lesson, several aspects of the
worksheet topic are discussed.
45. Complaining and Apologizing
347.
The theme of this lesson is handling complaints in business. Students study a
text on the importance of welcoming customer complaints and dealing with problems
promptly. Through listening and role play, the students learn useful expressions for making
complaints, apologizing and taking action.
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Part 6 Meetings and discussions

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Part 7 Technology and IT

46. Discussions *
353.
This lesson teaches useful expressions for students who need English for
business meetings and discussions. Through reading, language practice and role play,
students learn how to structure an argument with linking words and phrases as well as
respond to opinions using a variety of techniques for agreeing and disagreeing.
47. Business Phrasal Verbs *
354.
This lively lesson plan presents 16 common phrasal verbs used in business.
These business English phrasal verbs are presented in their natural context. There are two
speaking activities in which students interview each using the target language. For larger
classes, there is a 'Find someone who' activity at the end of the worksheet. This is the
business English version of our general English worksheet Phrasal verbs 1.
48. Problems and Suggestions *
355.
This lesson teaches useful expressions for discussing problems and possible
solutions. Through listening and role play, the students learn how to make, ask for and
respond to suggestions in a variety of ways. The lesson plan includes an animated video
version of the dialogue.
49. Hello, Im on the Plane
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Technology has been developed to allow passengers to use their mobile phones
safely on planes. Students read an article about the different attitudes among business
travellers towards this development. In the grammar section of the worksheet, the first
and second conditionals are studied and practiced. Students then discuss the lesson topic
and debate the pros and cons of in-flight mobile phone use.
50. Presentations *
357.
In this lesson, students learn vocabulary for describing visual aids and practice
giving a presentation using a variety of useful expressions.
51. Showing Round Visitors *
358.
In this lesson, students learn vocabulary for describing areas of an office, shop or
factory and practice giving a tour of their workplace using a variety of useful expressions.
52. Attending a Job Interview *
359.
In this dialogue-based lesson plan, students learn useful vocabulary for attending
a job interview in English. The worksheet includes an article about things candidates
shouldn't say during an interview. There is a discussion activity as well as a role play
exercise at the end of the lesson.
53. Business Meetings
360.
This lesson plan covers vocabulary for talking about meetings. Students learn a
number of terms for describing the different types and purposes of meetings as well as
problems and other issues related to organized discussions.
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Gadgets and Appliances *

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In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to gadgets and
appliances.
55. Predictions *
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The theme of this lesson is prediction. Students read an amusing article on eight
embarrassing predictions made by well-respected experts at different periods of modern
history. In the grammar exercises, structures for reporting a prediction made in the past
are learnt and the use and omission of the definite article for talking in general is studied.
At the end of the lesson, students practice making and reporting predictions.
56. Nouns 3 Talking in General
365.
In this lesson, students study and practice the use and omission of the article
the before nouns when talking in general. The worksheet is suitable for both classroom
practice and self-study.
57. Motivation
366.
In this lesson, students read an article about innovative methods, ideas and
devices designed to improve motivation among office staff. Students also learn how to
speculate and make predictions with a variety of different structures. The lesson rounds off
with a discussion activity on the worksheet topic.
58. The E-Commerce Revolution
367.
The theme of this lesson is e-commerce. Students read an article on the
changing shopping habits of British consumers and the development of online retailing.
Tenses for describing trends are studied and practiced in the grammar section of the
worksheet, followed by an end-of-lesson discussion on Internet buying habits in the
students own countries.
59. Computers and the Internet
368.
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to computers and
the Internet.
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60. Artificial Intelligence *
370.
The theme of this lesson is artificial intelligence. Students read an article on how
technological progress over the next 20 years will result in the development of machines
that are able to match the intelligence of human beings. In the grammar part of the
worksheet, comparative forms and structures are studied and practiced. The grammar
exercises can be adapted for slightly more advanced learners (see the teacher notes for
Exercise 5 and 6). At the end of the lesson, students discuss their opinions on the lesson
topic.
61. Mixed Signals for Outsourcing
371.
The theme of this lesson is outsourcing. Students read an article about how rising
wages and a stronger currency are affecting the Indian outsourcing industry. In the
grammar section of the worksheet, the difference between the present and past perfect is
studied. At the end of the lesson, students talk about the advantages and disadvantages of
outsourcing.
62. The Selfie Revolution
372.
In this lesson, students read an article examining the modern fad of taking selfies
(self-portrait photographs). The worksheet includes vocabulary and speaking activities,
and there are also several grammar exercises covering a few common uses of the present
perfect simple and present perfect continuous. These can be done in the lesson or
assigned for homework.
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English for Work and Life Upper Intermediate

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This evolving course plan comprises elements of both business and general
English. The full range of language needs are covered listening, reading, role play,
vocabulary development, grammar practice and speaking.
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Part 1 Socializing and Travel

1. Small Talk
380.
This lesson teaches expressions and techniques for making conversation. The
students study vocabulary for describing different types of social interaction as well as

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typical conversation openers and responses. Through listening and role play, the learners
practice greeting each other and making small talk.
A Changing World *
381.
The lesson is based on an article about a Polish railway worker who regained
consciousness after 19 years in a coma to discover how much his country had changed
since the time of his accident in 1988. Vocabulary related to health and politics is studied,
and there is a review of the past and present tenses used when giving biographical
information about someone. At the end of the lesson, students talk about changes in their
own countries recent history.
Making Friends
382.
In this lesson, students learn useful phrasal vocabulary for talking about
themselves and getting to know other people. Through listening, language practice and
role play, students also practice asking about someones background, work, leisure
interests, etc. using a variety of tenses. The lesson plan also includes an animated video
version of the dialogue, which can be played instead of the audio file.
Cultural Know-How
383.
The topic of this lesson is the importance of understanding the cultural etiquette
of different countries. The lesson introduces idioms concerned with etiquette and behavior
such as go Dutch, follow suit, return the compliment. Present modal verbs for advice,
possibility and necessity are revised and past forms are introduced and practiced. Finally,
students get to talk about the cultural etiquette of their countries and their experiences
doing business in a cross-cultural environment.
Taxi!
384.
The topic of this lesson is driving. Students read an article on the opinions of
British travellers on taxi drivers around the world and learn vocabulary for describing
driving technique as well as British and American English terms for different road features.
The differences between the gerund and infinitive forms in two-verb structures are
reviewed and practiced. At the end of the lesson, students talk about taxi rides and driving
in general.
In the City
385.
This video-enhanced lesson plan will help your students talk about cities in a
more descriptive manner. If you do not have the means to play the video clips in the
lesson, follow the instructions in the teacher notes for alternative activities.
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Part 2 Dealing with Problems

7. Procrastination *
388.
Do you or your students procrastinate? This worksheet is based on a newspaper
article that discusses procrastination and presents a few creative solutions for avoiding
idle behavior. The lesson provides plenty of opportunities for speaking.
8. Problem Solving
389.
In this lesson, students learn useful language for handling and solving problems
at work. Vocabulary for describing different types of problems and solutions is studied.
Students then listen to several dialogues and study the expressions used by the speakers
to declare and diagnose a problem as well as make suggestions and take action. At the
end of the lesson, there is a role play activity in which the language from the lesson is put
into practice. There are two animated videos which can be played instead of the dialogue
or given to the student(s) as material to take away.
9. Born to Snooze *
390.
The theme of this lesson is peoples sleep-wake cycles. Students complete a
questionnaire to discover if they are genetically predisposed to waking up early or late and
then read an article to find out how they fit in society and what type of profession would
suit them best. The lesson teaches a variety of idioms related to waking and sleeping.
Students also learn how to indicate their opinion using a variety of adverbs and adverbial
phrases.
10. Stress Relief *
391.
The theme of this lesson is work stress. Students read an article about an
unusual method of relieving stress involving volunteers from Madrid. In the grammar
section of the worksheet, reduced relative clauses are studied and practiced. At the end of
the lesson, there is a speaking activity in which the students discuss different stress relief
methods.

11. Sharing Viewpoints *


392.
This lesson teaches language for sharing opinions during business meetings and
discussions. Students listen to or watch an animated video of a teleconference involving
the board members of an IT distribution company discussing a proposal to expand their
business. After studying the key expressions from the dialogue, students role-play a
management meeting in which they practice exchanging their own opinions and ideas.
12. Worry More, Live Longer
393.
The theme of this lesson is health and stress. Students learn a variety of medical
terms and read an article on how moderate stress can benefit peoples health according to
recent scientific studies. In the grammar exercise, the use of cleft sentences beginning
with it (e.g. Its the degree of stress that is important) is studied. Students also practice
using the linking words and phrases to develop an argument. At the end of the lesson,
there is a general discussion on health.
13. Health and Lifestyle *
394.
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to health and
lifestyle.
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Part 3 Effective Communication

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Part 4 Figures

14. Being Tactful *


397.
In this lesson, students study common adjectives for describing polite and
impolite behavior. Through listening, language practice and role play, students also learn
how to avoid causing offence by using diplomatic softening words and structures. In this
updated version of the lesson plan, there is a fun animated video which can be played
instead of the audio dialogue.
15. Chatting and Small Talk
398.
This lesson introduces idioms and common social expressions used for gossiping,
confiding in other people and making small talk. Students study the use of question tags in
making conversation and role play a variety of situations using the expressions and
structures from the lesson.
16. Common Exclamations *
399.
This short lesson filler introduces eight typical exclamations used by English
speakers to express a variety of emotions. The students learn and practice the expressions
through language practice, listening and role play.
17. Is the Customer King? *
400.
The theme of this lesson is customer service. Students read an article about the
opinions of business travellers on the customer service at hotels in different parts of the
world. Words and expressions for describing customer service are practiced. In the
grammar section of the worksheet, tenses for describing a past experience are studied. At
the end of the lesson, students talk about their own customer service experiences.
18. Exaggeration and Understatement
401.
In this lesson students learn how and when to use exaggeration and
understatement in their spoken English.
402.
19. Negotiating Deals
404.
This lesson teaches useful language for learners who need to negotiate in
English. After studying vocabulary for describing the different stages in a negotiation,
students listen to two extracts from a negotiation and study the tactics and key structures
that are used by each side to make proposals, bargain, and reach a deal. At the end of the
lesson, the students role-play a negotiation using the language from the lesson.
20. The Financial Crisis *
405.
The theme of this lesson is the global financial crisis. Students read an article on
how the economic downturn was affecting Britain in 2008. A number of economic terms
are introduced, and a variety of structures for predicting and speculating about the future
are studied and practiced. Students discuss how their countries have been affected by the
crisis.
21. Querying Figures *
406.
In this lesson, students learn how to query figures in English. Vocabulary for
describing different numerical mistakes is studied. Students then listen to a phone call in

which the speakers report and explain errors. The key expressions used for reporting an
error, quoting a discrepancy, explaining an error and promising action are studied and
practiced.
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Part 5 Hiring and Firing

413.

Part 6 Global Issues

420.

Part 7 Office Life

22. Networking
409.
The theme of this lesson is networking. Students read an article on the benefits
of making useful connections in business and how to be a good networker. In the grammar
section of the worksheet, a variety of structures with get are studied and practiced. At
the end of the lesson, students talk about the usefulness of networking in their businesses,
careers and in job hunting.
23. The Job Interview
410.
This lesson is useful for students who are preparing to attend a job interview as
well as students who need to interview candidates in English. The worksheet presents key
adjectives for describing personal characteristics as well as common words and
expressions used for writing a CV. Students look at a variety of typical questions that can
be asked during a job interview and then listen to a dialogue between an interviewer and a
candidate. The language used in the dialogue is studied and practiced through role play. In
this updated version of the lesson plan, there is an animated video version of the
interview, which can be played instead of the audio dialogue.
24. Youre Fired! *
411.
The theme of this lesson is employee misconduct. Students read an article about
how companies in the UK deal with employees who have committed offences at work and
in their leisure time. Terms for describing different offences, crimes and aspects of the
legal system are studied. In the grammar exercises, the students review and practice the
first, second, third and mixed conditionals. At the end of the lesson, the class discusses the
worksheet topic.
412.
25. What If? *
414.
This lesson is based on an article that examines what the world would like be if
certain past events had or had not taken place. The third and mixed conditionals are
studied and practiced in the grammar exercises. At the end of the lesson, students discuss
hypothetical scenarios in their own countries.
26. Global Warming
415.
The theme of this lesson is global warming. Students read an article on how lowlying Pacific islands are being affected by rising sea levels as a result of increased global
temperatures. Students talk about the potential causes and effects of global warming and
discuss the awareness of the issue in their own countries.
27. A Segregated Society *
416.
The theme of this lesson is society, wealth and inequality. Students read an
article about the widening gap between rich and poor in British society over the past 40
years. A variety of words and expressions are studied for describing society and individual
wealth. In the grammar section of the worksheet, students learn how to describe trends
using different structures. At the end of the lesson, learners talk about changes in their
own societies.
28. Cyber Crime
417.
Students study words and expressions related to the topic and read an article on
the different types of scams and crimes that are being committed on the Internet. The
passive voice is reviewed and practiced. At the end of the lesson, students discuss what
measures they can take to avoid becoming victims of online scams. This worksheet is
particularly suitable for IT professionals or students interested in computing.
29. Crime and Punishment
418.
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary related to crime and
punishment.
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Writing Emails

421.
This lesson teaches useful words and expressions for writing emails in English.
The lesson warms up with a vocabulary exercise in which the students study some
common terms for describing emails and email features, e.g. attachment, read receipt,
disclaimer, etc. The worksheet then presents a variety of words and expressions that can
be written in formal or informal style. This language is put into practice at the end of the
lesson.
31. Chairing Meetings *
422.
This lesson teaches useful expressions for learners who need to chair meetings in
English. After studying vocabulary for describing the skills and roles of a chairperson,
students listen to a dialogue in which the managers of a language training center discuss
their companys advertising strategy. Key expressions used by the chairperson of the
meeting are studied. At the end of the lesson, the students role-play a meeting, taking
turns to chair the discussion. In this updated version of the lesson plan, there is a fun
animated video which can be played instead of the audio.
32. Dress Code *
423.
The theme of this lesson is company dress code. Students read a short article
about the changing attitudes towards employee dress code among businesses in the UK. In
the grammar section of the worksheet, the passive voice is reviewed. This is followed by a
discussion on the issues raised in the article and the general attitude to company clothes
policy in the students own countries.
33. Meeting Reports *
424.
This lesson teaches the vocabulary and grammar necessary for taking meeting
minutes in English. Students listen to a dialogue of a meeting and read an extract from the
minutes. After studying the vocabulary and grammar used in the text, they practice
reporting statements and taking minutes.
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Part 8 Home Life

34. Discussing Opinions *


427.
In this lesson, students listen to two friends discussing the cuisines of different
countries and study the expressions that are used for sharing opinions, agreeing and
disagreeing. Students then practice discussing different topics using the language from the
lesson.
35. Describing a Recipe
428.
This lesson presents a variety of words and expressions used for talking about
cooking. Through listening, writing and speaking, students learn how to describe a recipe
in detail.
36. Weather Changes
429.
The theme of this lesson is weather changes and peoples health. Students read
an article on how weather changes can cause headaches according to recent scientific
studies. In the grammar exercises, modal verbs used for expressing possibility are
reviewed and practiced in their present and past forms. At the end of the lesson, students
discuss the lesson topic further and its importance in their own countries. This worksheet
would be particularly suitable for students from countries with changeable weather
systems.
37. Weather *
430.
In this lesson, students learn and practice vocabulary for describing the weather.
38. Superstition *
431.
This lesson is suitable for any time of the year, but ideal on a Friday the 13th.
Students read an article on the origins of common superstitions and discuss the topic of
irrational beliefs. In the grammar section of the worksheet, the passive structures used
throughout the article are studied and practiced.
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Current Issues Intermediate

435.
436.
Use this course plan with students who want to improve their business and
general English through reading and topical discussions or as use it as a supplementary
resource to a standard Business English course book.
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1. Birth or Upbringing *
441.
The theme of this lesson is what makes a successful businessman. Students read
an article that discusses whether entrepreneurs are born with certain character traits or
develop the necessary skills and mindset. Vocabulary for describing entrepreneurial
activity and personality is studied, and students have an opportunity to share their
opinions on the topic.
2. King of Chess *
442.
The topic of this lesson is sporting talent. Students read an article on an
extremely gifted child chess prodigy from Ireland. In the grammar exercise, there is a
review of the present simple, present perfect simple, past simple and used to + infinitive.
At the end of the lesson, students talk about sporting talents in their own countries.
3. Corporate Well-Being
443.
This theme of this lesson is corporate health. Students read an article about a
company that is attempting to improve the well-being of its staff and listen to two
corporate health experts commenting on the firms health initiatives. In the grammar
section of the worksheet, the present simple, present continuous, past simple, present
perfect simple and past simple are reviewed. This is followed by a discussion on corporate
health initiatives.
4. Longevity
444.
The theme of this lesson is longevity. Students read an article on the habits that
can lead to a longer life and study common collocations for describing healthy lifestyles.
Structures for speculating and explaining are also studied and practiced. At the end of the
lesson, the students discuss the article topic.
5. Liar Liar *
445.
This lesson is based on an article that discusses why job applicants are
increasingly lying on their CVs/rsums and how employers are trying to deal with the
problem. Lesson activities include a game in which students write down and read out
sentences about their own educational and professional background, and their partners try
to guess if they are lying or not.
6. Thirsty work *
446.
In this lesson, students read an article on the benefits and drawbacks of the
coffee shop as a place for work and business. In the grammar section of the worksheet,
students practice using the present perfect for describing recent changes, changes over
time and situations that have continued until the present. At the end of the lesson, the
class shares their own opinions about working in cafes.
7. Hello, Im on the Plane
447.
Technology has been developed to allow passengers to use their mobile phones
safely on planes. Students read an article about the different attitudes among business
travellers towards this development. In the grammar section of the worksheet, the first
and second conditionals are studied and practiced. Students then discuss the lesson topic
and debate the pros and cons of in-flight mobile phone use.
8. Extreme Living *
448.
The topic of this lesson is living in an extreme environment. Students read an
article on how the inhabitants of Yakutsk in Russia cope with living in the worlds coldest
city. Students share their reactions and discuss how the climate in their own countries
compares.
9. Space Tourism *
449.
This lesson is based on an article on the nascent space tourism industry. The text
focuses on the different companies that will be operating in this market, including Richard
Bransons Virgin Galactic, as well as the future costs and environmental impact of
commercial space flights. In the grammar section of the worksheets, reported statements
and questions are studied and practiced. At the end of the lesson, students discuss
whether they believe space tourism could become mass market.
10. Metro Stress *
450.
The theme of this lesson is transport and stress. Students read an article on the
problems faced by commuters and workers on the metro in the Russian capital Moscow.

The passive voice is studied and practiced. At the end of the lesson, students talk about
the transport systems in their own countries.
11. The Fame Game *
451.
The theme of this lesson is celebrity endorsement. Students read about the
benefits and drawbacks of companies associating their brands with celebrities. Students
learn key vocabulary related to marketing and advertising, and useful expressions for
developing an argument are also studied. During the lesson, several aspects of the
worksheet topic are discussed.
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12. Planning Ahead *
455.
The theme of this lesson is probability and chance. Students read an article on an
unusual, statistical approach to planning their week. Collocations for describing several
routines and activities are studied. In the grammar exercises, students learn how to
express probability and chance using modal verbs and other useful structures. At the end
of the lesson, students select from a list of topics and discuss what they believe will
happen in each case.
13. On the Run
456.
In this lesson, students read an article about Dean Karnazes, a so-called ultramarathon runner who has run distances of up to 350 miles non-stop. In the grammar
exercises, the differences between the gerund and infinitive forms in two-verb structures
are studied and practiced. At the end of the lesson, students share their reactions to the
ultra-marathon lifestyle and talk about other feats of endurance.
14. Recession Marketing *
457.
The theme of this lesson is marketing in a recession. The worksheet is suitable
for people who are responsible for marketing in their companies or who work for marketing
agencies. Students read an article about successful marketing strategies for businesses
during an economic downturn and learn a variety of terms for describing different
marketing tools, strategies and concepts. At the end of the lesson, students talk about how
the global economy has affected their or their clients approach to marketing.
15. Predictions *
458.
The theme of this lesson is prediction. Students read an amusing article on eight
embarrassing predictions made by well-respected experts at different periods of modern
history. In the grammar exercises, structures for reporting a prediction made in the past
are learnt and the use and omission of the definite article for talking in general is studied.
At the end of the lesson, students practice making and reporting predictions.
16. The E-Commerce Revolution
459.
The theme of this lesson is e-commerce. Students read an article on the
changing shopping habits of British consumers and the development of online retailing.
Tenses for describing trends are studied and practiced in the grammar section of the
worksheet, followed by an end-of-lesson discussion on Internet buying habits in the
students own countries.
17. Artificial Intelligence *
460.
The theme of this lesson is artificial intelligence. Students read an article on how
technological progress over the next 20 years will result in the development of machines
that are able to match the intelligence of human beings. In the grammar part of the
worksheet, comparative forms and structures are studied and practiced. The grammar
exercises can be adapted for slightly more advanced learners (see the teacher notes for
Exercise 5 and 6). At the end of the lesson, students discuss their opinions on the lesson
topic.
18. The Next Emerging Market *
461.
The theme of this lesson is international investment. Students read an article
about the investment potential of Iraq and study vocabulary related to infrastructure and
development. In the grammar exercises, students practice asking each other for
information using subject and object questions. At the end of the lesson, the class
discusses their own countries potential for foreign investors.
19. Comfort Food *

462.
The topic of this lesson is cooking. Students read an article on the cooking
repertoire of the British and study words to describe different kinds of food and cooking.
Students then talk about their own countries cuisines.
20. Mixed Signals for Outsourcing
463.
The theme of this lesson is outsourcing. Students read an article about how rising
wages and a stronger currency are affecting the Indian outsourcing industry. In the
grammar section of the worksheet, the difference between the present and past perfect is
studied. At the end of the lesson, students talk about the advantages and disadvantages of
outsourcing.
21. Population Science *
464.
The theme of this lesson is education and the problem of rising global population.
Students read an article about a proposed strategy to limit global population growth by
putting more girls in the developing world through secondary school. The first and second
conditionals are studied and practiced. At the end of the lesson, students talk about
population problems in their own countries.
22. In the Wild *
465.
This worksheet is based on a newspaper interview with Jake Williams, a hermit
who has lived in the Scottish wilderness for 30 years. There is an optional grammar
exercise on the present perfect, past simple and past perfect tenses, which feature a lot in
the article. Students discuss the hermit lifestyle at the end of the lesson.
23. In the Family
466.
In this lesson, students learn how to describe family members and relationships.
24. Sports and Games *
467.
In this lesson, students learn a variety of words for describing different sports and
games. The worksheet includes plenty of opportunities for speaking practice.
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Current Issues Upper Intermediate
471.
472.
Use this course plan with students who want to improve their business and
general English through reading and topical discussions or as use it as a supplementary
resource to a standard Business English course book.
473.
1. A Changing World *
474.
The lesson is based on an article about a Polish railway worker who regained
consciousness after 19 years in a coma to discover how much his country had changed
since the time of his accident in 1988. Vocabulary related to health and politics is studied,
and there is a review of the past and present tenses used when giving biographical
information about someone. At the end of the lesson, students talk about changes in their
own countries recent history.
2. Cultural Know-How
475.
The topic of this lesson is the importance of understanding the cultural etiquette
of different countries. The lesson introduces idioms concerned with etiquette and behavior
such as go Dutch, follow suit, return the compliment. Present modal verbs for advice,
possibility and necessity are revised and past forms are introduced and practiced. Finally,
students get to talk about the cultural etiquette of their countries and their experiences
doing business in a cross-cultural environment.
3. Born to Snooze *
476.
The theme of this lesson is peoples sleep-wake cycles. Students complete a
questionnaire to discover if they are genetically predisposed to waking up early or late and
then read an article to find out how they fit in society and what type of profession would
suit them best. The lesson teaches a variety of idioms related to waking and sleeping.
Students also learn how to indicate their opinion using a variety of adverbs and adverbial
phrases.
4. Is the Customer King?
477.
The theme of this lesson is customer service. Students read an article about the
opinions of business travellers on the customer service at hotels in different parts of the
world. Words and expressions for describing customer service are practiced. In the

grammar section of the worksheet, tenses for describing a past experience are studied. At
the end of the lesson, students talk about their own customer service experiences.
5. Holiday Myths *
478.
In this lesson, students read an article on holiday myths common
misconceptions about holiday risks and dangers. Students study vocabulary for talking
about first-aid and hygiene. At the end of the lesson there is a discussion activity on the
potential dangers while on holiday/vacation and precautions that should be taken.
6. Stress Relief *
479.
The theme of this lesson is work stress. Students read an article about an
unusual method of relieving stress involving volunteers from Madrid. In the grammar
section of the worksheet, reduced relative clauses are studied and practiced. At the end of
the lesson, there is a speaking activity in which the students discuss different stress relief
methods.
7. Worry More, Live Longer
480.
The theme of this lesson is health and stress. Students learn a variety of medical
terms and read an article on how moderate stress can benefit peoples health according to
recent scientific studies. In the grammar exercise, the use of cleft sentences beginning
with it (e.g. Its the degree of stress that is important) is studied. Students also practice
using the linking words and phrases to develop an argument. At the end of the lesson,
there is a general discussion on health.
8. Networking
481.
The theme of this lesson is networking. Students read an article on the benefits
of making useful connections in business and how to be a good networker. In the grammar
section of the worksheet, a variety of structures with get are studied and practiced. At
the end of the lesson, students talk about the usefulness of networking in their businesses,
careers and in job hunting.
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9. Taxi!
486.
The topic of this lesson is driving. Students read an article on the opinions of
British travellers on taxi drivers around the world and learn vocabulary for describing
driving technique as well as British and American English terms for different road features.
The differences between the gerund and infinitive forms in two-verb structures are
reviewed and practiced. At the end of the lesson, students talk about taxi rides and driving
in general.
10. Ethical Chocolate
487.
The theme of this lesson is business ethics. Students read an article about a UK
chocolate company called Montezumas, whose founders decided to put ethics at the heart
of their business. The lesson introduces a number of common phrasal verbs, which are
studied and practiced. Finally, students discuss attitudes to ethics in their own businesses
and countries.
11. Procrastination *
488.
Do you or your students procrastinate? This worksheet is based on a newspaper
article that discusses procrastination and presents a few creative solutions for avoiding
idle behavior. The lesson provides plenty of opportunities for speaking.
12. A Segregated Society *
489.
The theme of this lesson is society, wealth and inequality. Students read an
article about the widening gap between rich and poor in British society over the past 40
years. A variety of words and expressions are studied for describing society and individual
wealth. In the grammar section of the worksheet, students learn how to describe trends
using different structures. At the end of the lesson, learners talk about changes in their
own societies.
13. The Financial Crisis *
490.
The theme of this lesson is the global financial crisis. Students read an article on
how the economic downturn was affecting Britain in 2008. A number of economic terms
are introduced, and a variety of structures for predicting and speculating about the future
are studied and practiced. Students discuss how their countries have been affected by the
crisis.

14. Global Warming


491.
The theme of this lesson is global warming. Students read an article on how lowlying Pacific islands are being affected by rising sea levels as a result of increased global
temperatures. Students talk about the potential causes and effects of global warming and
discuss the awareness of the issue in their own countries.
15. From Bust to Boom *
492.
The theme of this lesson is what makes a country attractive to potential
investors. Students read about the investment potential of Germany and learn a variety of
important terms for describing a nations economy. At the end of the lesson, students
discuss the investment potential of their own countries using vocabulary from the
worksheet.
16. What If? *
493.
This lesson is based on an article that examines what the world would like be if
certain past events had or had not taken place. The third and mixed conditionals are
studied and practiced in the grammar exercises. At the end of the lesson, students discuss
hypothetical scenarios in their own countries.
17. Youre Fired! *
494.
The theme of this lesson is employee misconduct. Students read an article about
how companies in the UK deal with employees who have committed offences at work and
in their leisure time. Terms for describing different offences, crimes and aspects of the
legal system are studied. In the grammar exercises, the students review and practice the
first, second, third and mixed conditionals. At the end of the lesson, the class discusses the
worksheet topic.
18. Cyber Crime
495.
The theme of this lesson is Internet crime. Students study words and expressions
related to the topic and read an article on the different types of scams and crimes that are
being committed on the Internet. The passive voice is reviewed and practiced. At the end
of the lesson, students discuss what measures they can take to avoid becoming victims of
online scams. This worksheet is particularly suitable for IT professionals or students
interested in computing.
19. Dress Code *
496.
The theme of this lesson is company dress code. Students read a short article
about the changing attitudes towards employee dress code among businesses in the UK. In
the grammar section of the worksheet, the passive voice is reviewed. This is followed by a
discussion on the issues raised in the article and the general attitude to company clothes
policy in the students own countries.
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20. Deforestation *
498.
The theme of this lesson is deforestation. Students read an article on how our
environment is being affected by the global destruction of rainforests and some proposed
solutions to the problem. Words and collocations related to environmental issues are
studied. At the end of the lesson, students discuss their own countrys contribution to
global warming and what can be done to reduce carbon emissions.
21. Office Speak
499.
The theme of this light-hearted lesson is office jargon. Students read a satirical
article on everyday business clichs used in the modern workplace. There is a speaking
activity at the end of the lesson in which the students describe situations that illustrate
particular clichs and discuss the use of business jargon in their own countries. The
worksheet works well with advanced, good-natured classes.
22. The Richard Branson Interview Part 2
500.
In the second part of our Richard Branson interview series, Branson jokes about
some of his business ventures, including his Virgin Galactic space tourism business. He
recalls a daring hot air balloon flight and talks about his adventurous spirit.
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Questions about Work Upper Intermediate

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This worksheet series is designed to get your students talking about their
professions. You can use the worksheets to encourage your ESP students to discuss

their work, prepare for job interviews or even practice their speaking skills for exams
such as the IELTS Speaking Test.
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1. Questions for Accountants *
15. Questions for PR Managers
2. Questions for Architects *
16. Questions for Journalists *
3. Questions for Dentists
17. Questions for Surgeons
4. Questions for Lawyers *
18. Questions for Pilots *
5. Questions for Doctors
19. Questions for Hotel Managers *
6. Questions for Nurses *
20. Questions
for
Restaurant
7. Questions for Psychologists
Managers
8. Questions for Secretaries *
21. Questions for Tour Operators *
9. Questions
for
Translators
and
22. Questions for Insurance Brokers
Interpreters *
*
10. Questions for Veterinarians
23. Questions for Financial Advisers
11. Questions
for
Software
*
Developers *
24. Questions
for
Manufacturing
12. Questions
for
Sales
Engineers
Representatives *
25. Questions
for
Chemical
13. Questions for Copywriters
Engineers
14. Questions for Teachers
26. Questions for Career Advisers *

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