In Company Worksheets – Intermediate

Employees’ centre

Student’s Worksheet
Aim To practise using presentation techniques for impact and persuasion
Task To brainstorm, prepare and deliver a presentation
Time 40 minutes-1 hour

Spam

Student’s Worksheet
Aim To practise reading for detail and giving opinions
Task To complete a cloze text about spam and then discuss spamming and other ways of marketing a product
Time 40 minutes

A business trip

Student’s Worksheet
Aim To practise wrinting e-mails
Task To plan a (real or imaginary) business trip by e-mail and perform a roleplay based on the situation
Time 40 minutes

Small talk

Student’s Worksheet
Aim To practise expressions used in making small talk
Task To categorise expressions used in making small talk and use them in a roleplay
Time 30 minutes

What the CEO said

Student’s Worksheet
Aim To promote discussion on aspects of running a business
Task To give one’s views on aspects of running a business and evaluate quotations from experienced business people
Time 35 minutes

Making decisions

Student’s Worksheet
Aim To practise idiomatic expressions relating to decision-making
Task To complete sentences with idiomatic expressions relating to decision-making and use them to talk about one’s own experiences
Time 30 minutes

Calculated guess

Student’s Worksheet
Aim To practise collocations
Task To play a team game assigning verbs to the nouns they collocate with
Time 30 minutes

Mini-negotiations

Student’s Worksheet
Aim To address a business problem and to practise writing e-mails.
Task To put a text in order and to write e-mails about a particular problem from different perspectives
Time 45-50 minutes

A quality problem

Student’s Worksheet
Aim To address a business problem and to practise writing e-mails.
Task To put a text in order and to write e-mails about a particular problem from different perspectives
Time 45-50 minutes

Boss or Big Brother?

Student’s Worksheet
Aim To practise the language of agreement, disagreement and neutrality
Task To complete a cloze text and discuss the ideas in it
Time 30-40 minutes

Piracy

Student’s Worksheet
Aim To practise reading for detail and to practise passives
Task To read statistics and a text on piracy, then reconstruct passive sentences from the text
Time 45-50 minutes

Cultural differences

Student’s Worksheet
Aim To practise the language and skills of discussion
Task To categorise cultural traits in a business context
Time 45 minutes

Consultancy team

Student’s Worksheet
Aim To practise the language of suggestions and opinions
Task To solve the problem of inappropriate behaviour in meetings.
Time 1 hour

Dragon boat racing

Student’s Worksheet
Aim To practise reading for detail and to practise conditionals (past reference)
Task To read a story, put in order and discuss the problem-solving technique used in the story
Time 40 minutes

Selling the company

Student’s Worksheet
Aim To raise awareness of appropriate language language for a formal letter
Task To select appropriate expressions and use them to write a formal letter
Time 45 minutes

Business behaviour

Student’s Worksheet
Aim To promote discussion on cultural differences in the business world
Task To assess the importance of specific behaviour and explain cultural characteristics in the business world
Time 30 minutes

The good consultant

Student’s Worksheet
Aim To promote discussion on the role of business consultants and to practise using modal verbs
Task To read a story and discuss the role of business consultants
Time 35-45 minutes

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