In Company Worksheets – Pre-intermediate

Making money

Student’s Worksheet Teacher’s Notes
 
Aim To practise using money verbs and financial vocabulary
Task To roleplay a meeting between a client and a financial advisor
Time 30 minutes
  

The idea is easy…

Student’s Worksheet Teacher’s Notes
 
Aim To practise using the Present Perfect and the Past Simple, and the vocabulary of loans and finance
Task To roleplay a meeting between a bank manager and an entrepreneur asking for a bank loan to develop and market a new invention
Time 40 minutes
  

Storytelling

Student’s Worksheet Teacher’s Notes
 
Aim To practise telling stories
Task To read and order a gapped story, complete the gaps with linking words, then build up an anecdote from prompts
Time 45 minutes
  

Away day

Student’s Worksheet Teacher’s Notes
 
Aim To practise comparatives and superlatives
Task To choose the most suitable venue for a company away day
Time 35 minutes
  

Get it write!

Student’s Worksheet Teacher’s Notes
 
Aim To promote accuracy
Task To identify and correct common grammar and spelling mistakes in a job application letter
Time 30 minutes
  

The rise and fall of Enron

Student’s Worksheet Teacher’s Notes
 
Aim To practise reading for detail
Task To read and order a jumbled text about the history of Enron, then discuss the causes of the company’s downfall
Time 40 minutes
   

Did you, really?

Student’s Worksheet Teacher’s Notes
 
Aim To practise keeping a conversation going
Task To ask five follow-up questions to an initial question and react with interest to each response
Time 30 minutes

Telephone trouble

Student’s Worksheet Teacher’s Notes
 
Aim To practise the language of telephoning
Task To prioritise eight phone messages, and then roleplay returning the most important messages
Time 30 minutes

Could you tell me…?

Student’s Worksheet Teacher’s Notes
 
Aim To practise forming indirect and direct questions
Task To play a board game in which students ask and answer questions
Time 30 minutes

Working style

Student’s Worksheet Teacher’s Notes
 
Aim To promote discussion about an individual’s working style
Task To complete a questionnaire about attitudes to work and to find out about your working style
Time 25 minutes

Ideal company

Student’s Worksheet Teacher’s Notes
 
Aim To promote discussion about ideal companies and bosses, and to practise adverbs of frequency
Task To discuss the importance of different criteria for an ideal company and write sentences to describe the ideal boss
Time 40 minutes

Answering machine

Student’s Worksheet Teacher’s Notes
 
Aim To practise saying numbers, times and dates and e-mail addresses, and to practise taking notes
Task To listen to ‘answering machine’ and take notes on the main points
Time 30 minutes

60-second pitch

Student’s Worksheet Teacher’s Notes
 
Aim To practise collocations and common word parterships
Task To order the transcript of a 60-second pitch, and then make a 60-second pitch
Time 30 minutes

That’s not right!

Student’s Worksheet Teacher’s Notes
 
Aim To practise describing food and drink
Task To choose the correct sentence in a pair to produce a three-stage business lunch conversation
Time 30 minutes

What if…?

Student’s Worksheet Teacher’s Notes
 
Aim To practise conditionals with future reference by discussing hypothetical situations about work
Task To work in small groups taking it in turns to ask conditional questions from prompts for hypothetical or imaginary situations and then discuss the answers
Time 30 minutes

A – Z  race

Student’s Worksheet Teacher’s Notes
 
Aim To revise grammar from In Company Pre-intermediate Student’s Book
Task To play a timed team game identifying and correcting grammar mistakes in 26 sentences
Time 40 minutes

How wrong can you be?

Student’s Worksheet Teacher’s Notes
 
Aim To practise will for prediction
Task To complete famous predictions with will and an appropriate verb and match them to who said them.
Time 30 minutes

But you said…!

Student’s Worksheet Teacher’s Notes
 
Aim To practise reported speech
Task To roleplay a conversation between a builder and a dissatisfied client
Time 30 minutes
   

Say something!

Student’s Worksheet Teacher’s Notes
 
Aim To learn the difference between say, tell, speak, talk and discuss, and some common expressions with say, tell, speak talk and give.
Task To complete gapped sentences and questions with say, tell, talk, speak or give, then discuss questions with a partner.
Time 30 minutes

Things to do

Student’s Worksheet Teacher’s Notes
 
Aim To practise making requests and saying yes and no politely
Task To roleplay making last minute preparations for a business trip
Time 40 minutes

How was your trip?

Student’s Worksheet Teacher’s Notes
 
Aim To practise vocabulary relating to business trips, and learn phrases with the word trip
Task To talk about a business trip
Time 35 minutes

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